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 aka 'The Pit'.
Current Projects (Fall 2011)
- 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
Work with Chris A (cba@ccs) to get a working Cobbler setup
- 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.
- 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)
- Universal Hand-In Server - Wouldn't it be cool if you could use one handin server for all your classes and track your progress throughout your tenure at CCIS. Source Control and Code Review would make this experience more enjoyable.
- Universal Project Server - In house git project hosting. Hopefully with code review (and, later, rehashed as the Universal hand-in server.)
- Green Computing
Save power by turning down machines when they are not in use.
- Study Space Tracking
Track the availability of study "nooks" around WVH using sensors.