[Bioperl-l] Announcing OBF Summer of Code - please forward!

Robert Buels rbuels at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 16:09:50 EDT 2012

Hi all,

Here's an advertising-ready announcement for OBF's Summer of Code, 
thanks to Christian Zmasek and Hilmar Lapp for their excellent writing.

Student applications are due April 6!  Please spread it widely, we need 
to reach lots of students with it!

Rob Buels
OBF GSoC 2012 Admin


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Applications due 19:00 UTC, April 6, 2012.

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 sequence search I/O in BioPython to lightweight sequence 
objects and lazy parsing in BioPerl, a next-generation BioRuby interface 
to Ensembl to developing cloud-optimized versions of BioJava modules. 
All project ideas are flexible and many can be adjusted in scope to 
match the skills of the student. We also particularly 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 themselves.

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 26 through Friday, April 6th, 2012.


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.

2012 OBF Summer of Code:

Google Summer of Code FAQ:

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