Happy Pi Day! 3/14

posted Mar 14, 2016, 1:37 PM by Kevin Havas   [ updated Mar 14, 2016, 2:10 PM by Dok J. Andrzejczak ]

In celebration of Pi Day, one of our contributors ran the recently released CASS Framework Manager on a Raspberry Pi 3.

The Raspberry Pi 3, shown below, is a low-power educational computer designed for classrooms. While it is about the size of a deck of cards, it still features all the components of a traditional computer.


The Raspberry Pi 3 may technically be a computer, but it's no powerhouse. It operates on a quad core 1.2GHZ ARM processor and a single GB of ram. In contrast, a typical smartphone has at least 2 GB.

The installation process for the required software was straightforward, but strained the memory footprint of this tiny machine. Some corners had to be cut, but we got it working!


More proof that good things can come in small packages. Happy Pi Day!

Framework Manager Prototype Available for Testing

posted Mar 10, 2016, 10:28 AM by Kevin Havas

An alpha prototype version of the CASS Competency Frameworks Manager is now available. The prototype can be accessed by visiting http://sandbox.cassproject.org.

This is an alpha prototype of the competency frameworks manager. Any feedback on usability, look-feel, content, and, most importantly, bugs you encounter is greatly appreciated. Feature updates based on community feedback and internal development are ongoing: stability/persistence of the data stored within the sandbox is not guaranteed.

Our main goal in sharing the prototype is to continue to collect feedback and allow CASS community members to explore the CASS application in this early stage. Comments and feedback can be discussed in Slack.

In addition to Slack, please report bugs on the Github Issues page. Thank you for helping shape the design of our Competency Frameworks Manager!

Join us on Slack

posted Jan 28, 2016, 11:05 AM by Kevin Havas   [ updated Jan 28, 2016, 11:06 AM ]

Slack is the primary method of day to day communication for the CASS Project. Slack contains several channels for communication including general information and an ongoing security discussion.


The CASS Project Slack page can be found at cassproject.slack.com. All ADL and Eduworks members have been pre-approved to join and can do so by visiting https://cassproject.slack.com/signup. Others wishing to join can do so by emailing Kevin and requesting access to Slack.

CASS contributing to CTI

posted Jan 21, 2016, 5:28 AM by Robby Robson

CASS is coordinating data models with the Lumina Foundation's Credential Transparency Initiative. The intention is that competencies referenced by credentials can be maintained and managed by CASS and that credentials used as evidence of competence will reference credentials maintained by CTI.

Data Security Slides Now Available

posted Jan 7, 2016, 9:11 AM by Kevin Havas   [ updated Jan 7, 2016, 9:16 AM ]

The CASS Security Overview slides have been posted under Documentation.

Security can be discussed on the cass-security mailing list or in the #security channel on Slack.

Team Communication is Moving to Slack

posted Dec 17, 2015, 10:53 AM by Kevin Havas

After evaluation, we've decided to move general team communication to Slack. Slack allows us to centralize our conversations and create separate channels for specific discussions. Slack also features a nifty integration with GitHub we will use for development.

To join the CASS Project Slack team please email Kevin requesting access.

Note: All ADL and Eduworks employees are pre-approved and can join by visiting https://cassproject.slack.com/signup.

CASS Kickoff

posted Dec 14, 2015, 10:53 AM by Kevin Havas   [ updated Dec 14, 2015, 2:42 PM ]

The CASS Project kickoff meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15.

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