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Crew is the Volunteer Systems Group at CCIS. We are a group of self-motivated students (not a student group) who investigates new and potentially cool technologies, organizes and performs research & development for the CCIS Systems Group, and strives to improve and produce services that benefit the CCIS community.

Missed the last meeting? View the latest Meeting Notes.

If you are interested in working on one of our projects. Stop by 314WVH 312WVH aka 'The Pit'.

Current Projects (Fall 2011)




Past Projects

  • Digital Display
    Paper is soooo 20th century. We hope to replace bulletin boards with plasma displays and innovative software.
  • Lab Metrics
    We want to quantify lab usage.
  • Project Hosting
    Provide a service for creating git repositories with self-service access control, code review integration, and possibly ticket-tracking capabilities.
  • Google Map WVH
    Design a detailed room-by-room view of WVH using Google Maps.
  • Web Forum
    Create a web forum that integrates with CCIS ldap and automatically provisions groups.
  • VMWare Provisioning
    Build a frontend for requesting VMWare resources.
  • Mobile myNEU
    Make a mobile version of myNEU that "doesn't suck" – facilitate easy access to essential data
  • Cobbler
    Work with Chris A (cba@ccs) to get a working Cobbler setup

Almost Done

  • CGI Box
    This is a service to allow ccis users to execute code in their web spaces, and not just serve files.


    Our goal is to port the university's virtualization architecture over from XEN to KVM.

On Hiatus

  • NUrdRadio - Ongoing podcast discussing CCIS and tech related topics.
  • OpenVZ - CGI scripts are fun and all, but when you want to run Ruby on Rails or Django, you'll need some dedicated hosting. Using OpenVZ students can get the servers they crave.
  • Calendar Project - Funnels all the different CCIS calendars into one (acm, coop, ect)
  • Omega - New Alpha
    We're looking into ways to provide an updated and improved gateway for the CCIS internet connections, starting with the pit.

Pipe Dreams (things we would like to do)


Summer 2014

Fall 2014


  1. How to git with proper etiquette - Required for working on any of the Crew repos.
  2. Crew U
    Crew U is a place to learn the basics. There will be tutorials here covering everything from networking to programing languages and beyond!
  3. IRC
    A chatroom for us to hangout and chat. Discuss your ideas and run it by someone else!
  4. Infrastructure
    Detailed explanation of the current Infrastructure as well as the planned infrastructure.
  5. If you are looking for anything from the previous Crew Wiki check out OLD
  6. Wordpress Ubuntu Install
    How to install wordpress on Ubuntu

Wishlist – We are always looking for more things to make our space more productive! Here's a list of things that we think would be really useful to the pit. If you have any of these things laying around or want to help us out by getting us these things we would greatly appreciate it!