RIT students, faculty and staff deserve better software. We are a community made up of incredibly talented programmers, designers, sysadmins, marketers and business people. Together, we can make software that improves the lives of everyone at RIT. Software by RIT, for RIT.
New projects will be added soon.
The goal of openRIT is to make awesome software that improves student and faculty life at RIT.
Students can't do it alone. If you can help us with finding course credit, money or mentorship, please contact Gregory Koberger!
This project was started by Gregory Koberger, who created RIT Intersect two years ago. The new openSIS project is a completely separate project, however the below video shows what is possible. RIT Intersect was created by one person in about 6 months. Together, we can create something much better.
Each project will be split up into smaller parts, and each part will have a module owner. The module owner will guide the development and design of their part of the project. Code will be hosted on GitHub. All code must be reviewed by a peer before being committed. We will have a bug tracker and forum set up for discussion.
We are going to start with one project, and slowly add new projects. We will have a way for people to suggest projects and vote on their favorites.
We are working with a number of RIT professors, and it seems like we will be able to offer course credit for people who want to contribute. More details coming later.
Everyone has a favorite language, however we can unfortunately only pick just one per project. Python is taught by RIT and is a good language. Additionally, there's a much lower barrier to entry for any PHP, Java or C++ developers than with Rails. (And, anyone who can make something with Rails will have no problem picking up Django quickly.) That being said, openSIS is only the first project. We would like to see future projects use other languages so people have a choice.
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