[BiO BB] Announcing OBF Summer of Code

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 04:48:43 EDT 2010


Applications due 19:00 UTC, April 9, 2010.

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation Summer of Code program provides a
unique opportunity for undergraduate, masters, and PhD students to
obtain hands-on experience writing and extending open-source software
for bioinformatics under the mentorship of experienced developers from
around the world. The program is the participation of the Open
Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) as a mentoring organization in the
Google Summer of Code(tm) (http://code.google.com/soc/).

Students successfully completing the 3 month program receive a $5,000
USD stipend, and may work entirely from their home or home
institution.  Participation is open to students from any country in
the world except countries subject to US trade restrictions.  Each
student will have at least one dedicated mentor to show them the ropes
and help them complete their project.

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation is particularly seeking students
interested in both bioinformatics (computational biology) and software
development. Some initial project ideas are listed on the website.
These range from Galaxy phylogenetics pipeline development in
Biopython to lightweight sequence objects and lazy parsing in BioPerl,
a DAS Server for large files on local filesystems, and mapping Java
libraries to Perl/Ruby/Python using Biolib+SWIG+JNI.  All project
ideas are flexible and many can be adjusted in scope to match the
skills of the student. We also welcome and encourage students
proposing their own project ideas; historically some of the most
successful Summer of Code projects are ones proposed by the students

TO APPLY: Apply online at the Google Summer of Code website
(http://socghop.appspot.com/), where you will also find GSoC program
rules and eligibility requirements. The 12-day application period for
students runs from Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 9th, 2010.


We strongly encourage all interested students to get in touch with us
with their ideas as early on as possible.  See the OBF GSoC page for
contact details.

2010 OBF Summer of Code:

Google Summer of Code FAQ:

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