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We are part of a growing community involved in The Humanitarian FOSS Project, dedicated to building and using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to benefit humanity. We are a founding chapter of the H-FOSS Project, along with Wesleyan University and Connecticut College.

On this site you find resources for course materials,documentation and resources relating to ongoing projects @Trinity College Chapter.

Recent News

  • April 16, 2010Christopher Fei'10, Prasanna Gautam'11 from placed 2nd for their poster "Ad-Hoc Networking on the Android Platform" at CCSCNE 2010.
  • April 01, 2010 Rachel Foecking ’11 received honorable mention in this year's national Goldwater Scholarship competition.
  • January 1, 2010 CPSC 110-06 Open Source Software for Humanity, Computer Science Spring Course offered.
  • November 28, 2009 Collabbit project deployed by Salvation Army for Thanksgiving Day exercise to feed 10000 people.
  • November 17, 2009 Three Day Software Freedom Week awareness and celebration on campus
  • March 28, 2009 HFOSS Project Received 16 Google G1 Android Phones from Google for POSIT Project.

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Active Development Projects

  • The Sahana Volunteer Management Project is part of the international Sahana Project. Sahana is a open source disaster management system developed in Sri Lanka and maintained by the Lanka Software Foundation. Sahana is a free and open source (FOSS) Disaster Management System (DMS). It is a web based collaboration tool that addresses the common coordination problems during a disaster from finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between government groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the victims themselves. The Trinity team built and maintains the Volunteer Management Module.
  • The OpenMRS Touchscreen Project is part of the international OpenMRS Project. OpenMRS is on open source medical record system, which was started in 2004 to help deliver health care in developing countries. OpenMRS is also a community of developers, implementers, and users working toward a shared and open foundation for managing health information. The Trinity team is building and maintaining the Touchscreen module.
  • The Volunteer Credentialing System (VCS) is part of the Sahana Volunteer Management module. Developed in collaboration with Prof.Frank Fiedrich of the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management (ICDRM) at George Washington University, the VCS will enable volunteer organizations a means to easily verify and document a volunteer's professional credentials.
  • AppTrac Application Management is a joint effort with students and faculty from University of Hartford and Trinity College to develop an open source application tracking system for Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford. The system will monitor usage of literacy software applications to better evaluate students' learning needs and streamline LVGH's report generation.