Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software

UPE OSS Festival

UPE Open Sourse Software Festival on Wednesday Oct 24, 2012 in DCC Great Hall Please participate with posters/presentations.

RCOS Fall 2012 Hackathon

RCOS will be having a hackathon Saturday (9/22/2012) from 9:00 am till 2:00 am on Sunday in Amos Eaton 217. Please attend and have a great start with your RCOS and other open source project. Asher Glick is the lead organizer for this.
Photos from Hackathon are here
How to Run a Hackathon

Hackathon with Openhatch

Open source hackathon with http://openhatch.org on April 21st and 22nd (2012) in Sage 4101 and Sage 5101. Please come and learn. For more information please see here and rsvp here

Spring 2013 Calendar

January 28th, 2013 is the deadline
Proposal Guideline
Spring 2013 Calendar

Fall 2012 Calendar

Proposal Guideline Fall 2012 Calendar

Summer 2012 Calendar

Proposal Guidelines

Summer 2012 Calendar

Spring 2012 Calendar

Spring 2012 Calendar

Proposal Guidelines

Fall 2011 Calendar

Fall 2011 Calendar

Dash Board /Observatory Questions

Please send an email to "Ben Shippee" shippb@rpi.edu and moorthy@cs.rpi.edu

Video Archive

Videos of talks are available here

Poster Details

Trifold papers dimension 46" by 35" - dimensions of three parts are (end portions) 11.5" by 35.5 and the middle portion is 23" by 35.5" As someone (Nate Stedman) who as used the plotters to print posters and other large things a lot before: Here is one if you use Microsoft publisher (VCC has this software) How to Print a Poster with VCC Computer and Plotter
  1. Make a poster using MS Publisher. Save it as *.pub file.
  2. Load the *.pub file on one of VCC Windows machines.
  3. “File” à “Print”
  4. For printer, choose a VCC plotter from the list: http://helpdesk.rpi.edu/ update.do?artcenterkey=302#plotter
  5. vcplt: Color, continuous paper 36” wide, up to 72” long, 600dpi vcpltg: Color, continuous glossy paper 36” wide, up to 72” long, 600dpi vcpltcf: Color, continuous clear film 36” wide, up to 72” long, 300dpi (Cost depends on the plotter and options) Some machines possibly are not installed the plotter. Then, choose another machine.
  6. For paper, select ARCH E paper 36” x 48” (instead of the usual 8.5” x 11” paper).
  7. If need, rotate the poster orientation Landscape (48” x 36”) to Portrait (36” x 48”).
  8. “Print Preview” to make sure everything (print range, orientation, etc). If the poster is divided in the preview, you may be selecting wrong paper/ orientation.
  9. Close the preview and “Print”.
  10. Wait for printing and pick up the poster at the north hallway (wooden bins at right side of VCC). It possibly takes a time depending on the queue. Check the print queue at VCC Helpdesk or at: http://helpdesk.rpi.edu/ update.do?artcenterkey=361