[Bioperl-l] Reminder: Student application deadline for Summer of Code 2009

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Sun Mar 29 14:41:12 EDT 2009

*** Please disseminate widely to students at your institution. ***
*** Note: Among the ideas and mentors are BioPerl, BioRuby, and BioLib  



The Phyloinformatics 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  
evolutionary informatics under the mentorship of experienced  
developers from around the world. The program is the participation of  
the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) as a mentoring  
organization in the Google Summer of Code(tm) (http://code.google.com/soc/ 

Students in the program will receive a stipend from Google (and a T- 
shirt solely available to successful participants), and may work from  
their home, or home institution, for the duration of the 3 month  
program. Each student will have at least one dedicated mentor to show  
them the ropes and help them complete their project.

NESCent is particularly targeting students interested in both  
evolutionary biology and software development. Project ideas are  
listed on the website and range from hardware acceleration for  
phylogenetic inference, to support for phyloinformatics standards  
within the BioPerl and BioRuby toolkits, to alignment of next-gen  
sequencing data, to ontology term markup for biocuration, to semantic  
interoperability of web-services, to 3D-printing of phylogenies. All  
project ideas are flexible and many can be adjusted in scope to match  
the skills of the student.  We also welcome novel project ideas that  
dovetail with student interests.

TO APPLY: Instructions are at the website (see "When you apply"). You  
can find GSoC program rules and eligibility requirements at http://socghop.appspot.com 
. ***The 12-day application period for students ends on Friday, April  
3rd, 2009, at 19:00 UTC (3pm EDT, 12pm PDT).***

INQUIRIES: phylosoc {at} nescent {dot} org. We strongly encourage all  
interested students to get in touch with us with their ideas as early  
as possible.

2009 NESCent Phyloinformatics Summer of Code:

Google Summer of Code FAQ:

Cyberinfrastructure Traineeships (managed separately from GSoC;  
postdocs also eligible):

To sign up for quarterly NESCent newsletters: http://www.nescent.org/about/contact.php


Todd Vision and Hilmar Lapp
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

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