RPInventory 2-25-2010

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RPInventory 2-25-2010

  1. 1. RPINVENTORY Adventures in web systems
  2. 2. RPInventory History (circa 2008)
  3. 3. History  Created as a part of Professor Moorthy’s “Open Source Software Practices” Course, Fall 2008  Ten different developers since inception  839 commits (only on master)  ~100,000 lines of code (181696 added, 79584 removed)
  4. 4. History  A near infinite amount of information/learning  Plans change!  Scope drift  What makes a project sustainable?
  5. 5. Project Sustainability
  6. 6. Things Learned  Who will use your software?  Why is it better than project “x”, “y”, and “z”?  How can you make your life easier?
  7. 7. Things applied  We have a community  Don’t reinvent the wheel (without reason)  Share and share alike  Listen to your users
  8. 8. RPInventory Results  Club interest  Expand scope  Fix issues/bugs submitted
  9. 9. RCOS Lab Amos Eaton
  10. 10. Plans  Grant from Lockheed Martin  Create a space for RCOS, UPE, RPISEC, RPI ACM, and the Networking Lab.  An aesthetically-pleasing space for undergraduates
  11. 11. Currently ^^ To Walker and Sage Labs ^^ Hallway CS Dept Empty/ Storage AE Lounge Networking Lab Machine Room Storage Hallway VV To the Library and EMPAC VV
  12. 12. Proposed ^^ To Walker and Sage Labs ^^ Hallway RPI ACM/ Networking Lab UPE/ RCOS RPISEC Lounge Hallway VV To the Library and EMPAC VV
  13. 13. Ideas  Have foldable walls between RPISEC, RCOS, and ACM/UPE rooms  Tables, chairs, and whiteboards  Keep ACM/UPE more informal  RPISEC & RCOS more formal
  14. 14. Benefits  An area for project work sessions  Ability to hold hands-on technical sessions  Support group existence with physical space  Support collaboration between organizations  Cooled, hardware space

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