[Bioperl-l] Google Summer of Code: Call for Bio* Volunteers

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Fri Feb 13 15:17:29 EST 2009

On Feb 13, 2009, at 10:53 AM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> Google is committed to run the Summer of Code program [1] again this  
> year. It will be for the 5th time.
> [....]
> For a personal impression for how the program is from a mentor  
> perspective, I'll let Chris Fields speak who was the mentor for the  
> 2008 phyloXML in BioPerl project. From a student's perspective, I'll  
> leave it to the 2007 Biojava student Bohyun Lee (blee34-at- 
> mail.gatech.edu) and the 2008 BioPerl student Mira Han (mirhan-at- 
> indiana.edu) to comment (if they are still on the list).

It's a wonderful program to be involved in, and Hilmar did a wonderful  
job last year organizing everything.  I encourage anyone interested to  
apply as a student or take on the role of a mentor; GSoC is a great  
opportunity both as a mentor and as a student.  Not to mention Mira  
Han also wrote a wonderful bit of code (the phyloxml parser and  
related modules), and we all got great T-shirts!

Hilmar, is there a particular focus on projects this year?  I think  
Google announced earlier than normal to allow a bit more time for  
abstracts and such.


> So if you think this is a good idea for Bio* to be part of, if you  
> would like to help in some way, if you can see yourself as a mentor,  
> or if you are a lurking would-be student, please let yourself be  
> heard. Email either to the list or to me.
> Cheers,
> 	-hilmar
> [1] http://code.google.com/soc/2008
> [2] http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2009/faqs.html
> [3] http://hackathon.nescent.org/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2007
> http://hackathon.nescent.org/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2008
> [4] http://biojava.org/wiki/BioJava:PhyloSOC07
> [5] http://bioperl.org/wiki/PhyloXML_support_in_BioPerl
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