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Free & Open Source Software @ MAGIC

FOSS @ MAGIC

FOSS@MAGIC is the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) program at the RIT MAGIC Center. Founded in 2009, it is an initiative created to help develop and support FOSS efforts at RIT. A leader in academia for open source education, the program has created the first ever minor in Free and Open Source Software in the country and supports students with finding co-ops and jobs in the industry. The initiative is active and engaged with the open source community at large, helping bring in renowned speakers and regional conferences to the RIT community while supporting local efforts in the Rochester area. Today, it continues to expand education in FOSS and foster collaborations with other universities and initiatives.

Get Involved

Join our IRC Channel #rit-foss on irc.freenode.net, or on Telegram at https://telegram.me/fossrit. There are also FOSS Office Hours every Wednesday from 4-6pm in room 2500 in GCCIS. Come meet other students and faculty involved with FOSS efforts at RIT!

Dan, the FOSS@MAGIC Research Associate & Community Liaison, has open hours every Monday & Tuesday in the MAGIC Lab from 2-4pm.

Want to take the extra step? Look into our FOSS minor and FOSS-related classes.

FOSS @ MAGIC Projects

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Hack Election Night

Abstract: A night of political commentary and hacking as the MAGIC center is transformed into a political command center where election results are tallied from around the country. Students from various backgrounds come to help with the coding of the project or discuss their own political views and stories.

The next upcoming Hack Election Night takes place on November 8th, 2016. Join us as we hack on local data and watch coverage of the 2016 election.

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anglegators

AngleGators

Abstract: A python game for the XO laptops to teach angle measurements

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zeroquest

ZeroQuest

Abstract: Python 2.7 game developed using Pygame for the XO

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lzr

LZR

Abstract: LZR is currently a collection of backend libraries and binaries which can form the bones of laser show GUIs, or creative applications.

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learnit

LearnIt

Abstract: A basic platform that allows you to host your own courses or tutorials.

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pycut

PyCut

Abstract: PyCut is a pizza-making puzzle game made for the IGME-582 final project at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This game teaches basic units of measure to children inspired by the Pizza Pass minigame of Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

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