[Bioperl-l] Seeking to Contribute

Robert Buels rmb32 at cornell.edu
Fri Apr 23 20:14:24 EDT 2010

Hi Ifty,

Great to hear it!  A great place to start would be the BioPerl bugzilla:

Grab a bug, mail us if you have questions about it, and submit a patch 
to this list, and we'll apply it.  After a while, if we see that you're 
doing good work, you get a commit bit.  Simple as that!


Iftekharul Haque wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm a Perl developer of 4 years now, and I wanted to contribute to the
> BioPerl project.
> I'm trying to apply to medical school (attempting a career shift from
> a developer), and I'd like some technical volunteer work under my
> belt. Clinically-related "research" is good, but I figured this is the
> best place where my existing skills can contribute most, indirect
> though it may be.
> I've been following the e-mails for a month or so now, and I tried
> Google'ing around for some place where you can "pick up" projects or a
> to-do list of sorts, or help in code-cleanups or the like, and I found
> one, except most of them were crossed out, and completed by Chris
> Fields. :-)
> I was wondering if there were any modules I could pick up, help
> refactor, add features to, and basically ship some good, clean code.
> I'm experienced in working in a Linux environment, and with the CPAN.
> I haven't worked extensively with Moose, but I think this might be a
> good opportunity to learn!
> Regards,
> Ifty.
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