Work it Off! application is student project of the Humanitarian FOSS Project,  a collaborative, community-building project that was started by a group of computing faculty and open source proponents at Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Connecticut College. Our goal is to build a community of academic computing departments, IT corporations, and local and global humanitarian and community organizations dedicated to building and using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to benefit humanity.

Currently the team consists of two young ladies from Trinity College Nina Limardo and Pauline Lake, who you heard narrating the video presentation.  They  wrote the Work it off! prototype application using Google's App Inventor for Android in little over a week. 

  • Nina Limardo says:

"Hello visitor! I am currently a senior Theater and Dance major with a minor in Music. I took a class on Humanitarian Computer Programming because I thought I might enjoy it, and was astounded by how intriguing I found it. Therefore, here I am, proud to be a member of the H-FOSS team! I'm excited to work and learn more with FOSS. I hope to merge Theater and Computer Programming through means of Interactive Media for my thesis. I only wish I would have discovered my passion for Computer Science sooner!!!"

  • Pauline Lake says:

"Hello everyone! I am currently a sophomore with an intended double major in both Computer Science and Educational Studies. I am also a proud Posse Scholar and proud member of Trinity Posse 1 (Chicago). I was psyched about being apart of H-Foss when I applied, but when I learned during my interview that there was also an educational component to the particular project I would be working on, I was hooked! I knew that this would be a great opportunity. I am happy to spend my summer working with such a great network of students for a great cause."

Nina and Pauline were advised by Trishan de Lanerolle, Project Director, and Professor Ralph Morelli, Principal Investigator, of the HFOSS Project.  The team is currently working with two Hartford area high school teachers to teach their students how to build apps like Work It Off!