Use the OpenLab for your research!

We hope that faculty and students will collaborate on their research here on the OpenLab. It’s a great place for collaborating while conducting research, and for sharing the research results as they are available. Throughout the semester, there are opportunities for faculty and staff to learn about using the OpenLab, and additional events for students to learn about using the OpenLab. Check out the posters below for more information.

***Faculty and Staff workshops start tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th at 1:30pm!***

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***Student Events start tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th! at 11:30am***

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OpenLab Internship with Early-Adopter

A great opportunity brought to you by the OpenLab and Early-Adopter, developers of the OpenLab:

Job Title:

OpenLab Design Team Intern

Job Description:

This internship is being offered in partnership by City Tech’s OpenLab and, LLC, a New York-based interactive design studio.

Early-Adopter, the group of developers building and refining the OpenLab, is seeking a crack squad of web design, information architecture and development ninjas to work on the OpenLab, City Tech’s open-source digital platform for students, faculty, and staff.

The OpenLab is a large WordPress and Buddypress-based project with thousands of users and complex feature sets; a team of highly-skilled professionals is needed to keep it moving forward. As a Design Team Intern, you will get unbeatable experience working in a team environment and solving the kinds of problems that only occur in large systems, preparing you for the challenges you’ll face working for some of the most dynamic and exciting companies. You will hone your IA, design, and PHP skills, and gain valuable experience working with and thinking about WordPress, one of the leading open source content management systems.

OpenLab Design Team Interns will work on creating thorough documentation of OpenLab’s existing structure, building complex and highly detailed wireframes, site maps, entity relationship diagrams, and process flow charts. They will also collaborate with other team members, including OpenLab Student Community Builders, to develop and document proposed enhancements to site functionality, and to create design mockups of changes to the site’s appearance. In addition, interns will work with professional developers on the site’s PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript code, and participate in beta testing, browser testing, and bug fixing.

This is a unique internship, beginning now and continuing for the Spring 2013 semester. Applicants who can only commit to one semester will also be considered.

Required Skills:
Ability to think carefully and systematically about complex systems.
Great Information Architecture skills.
Excellent HMTL and CSS Skills.

Basic understanding of PHP concepts and Javascript, and some experience creating custom WordPress templates are highly desirable.

Academic Requirements
3.0 GPA or better and a recommendation from a web design instructor.

Pay Rate:
$12.50 per hour.

Hours Per Week:
8 hours per week at’s offices in Manhattan (Broadway and Houston) and from home. Schedule flexible.

Start Date:
Early-Adopter will begin interviewing applicants soon. Positions will begin after interviewing is complete.

To Apply:
Contact us at Please send a resume, a few links to your online work, and a short note describing your interest in the position and how your experiences qualify you for it. If you already work within the CUNY system or for the Research Foundation of CUNY, please note that, too.