Reoccurring Events

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We try to hold regular large events in furtherance of our mission.



Each year since 2014, we've held a day-long open source development introductory workshop in partnership with Openhatch, a Boston-based nonprofit.


SRCT Santa

Tis the season of giving! SRCT Santa is our yearly winter de-stress event where we all gather to have fun, eat food, and exchange presents!

List generation

The generation of the exchange list is a much debated topic that has been solved by Daniel Bond. Check this repository (@dbond pls upload) on Git to see and use his solution!



See the Travel page.

End of Year Movie


Contact Swank Motion Pictures and request an invoice for the rights to play the movie of choice. Send the invoice along with the budgeting request to the Student Funding Board. Swank will bill OSI directly, so no need to worry about reimbursements.

For food, place the catering order with Mason Catering (shoestring), and OSI will approve/deny the request through Mason catering.

Previously or To-Be Regular Events


See the travel page.

The Innovation Challenge


Security Workshop


Mason's lawyers did not find students staying overnight in academic buildings to be acceptable. Despite support from the deans of the Volgenau Engineering School and the Computer Science Department, we were not able to get them to budge.

A second attempt was undertaken that sought to hold the event at an off-campus location, at the headquarters of a large local company. This attempt died when Capital One, our location sponsor, demanded to be the sole monetary sponsor as well.