[Biojava-l] BioJava at at Google Summer of Code 2012

Andreas Prlic andreas at sdsc.edu
Fri Mar 16 20:41:59 EDT 2012


Hi All,

The Open Bioinformatics foundation as an umbrella organisation for
BioJava has been accepted to participate in this year's Google Summer
of Code. See the announcement message below.

This means we will again be able to offer mentoring through BioJava
this year. Accepted students will get a stipend of 5,000$ from Google.
Participation is possible from most countries in the world, as long as
you are eligible to work in the country in which you'll reside
throughout the duration of the program.

If you are interested in working on a BioJava related project, now is
the time to start preparing and discussing your proposals. For the
last two years we had many applications for the projects proposed by
mentors. If you want to distinguish your application I recommend to
propose your own  project. Don't forget to discuss any proposal with
us before you submit them. We will try to provide feedback and match
you with a suitable Mentor.

Also see http://biojava.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code and Google's
FAQs: http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs

The student application deadline is April 6th. Google will announce
which proposals got accepted on April 23rd.

Andreas


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Robert Buels <rbuels at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Subject: [Open-bio-l] Google Summer of Code is *ON* for OBF projects!
To: Open-Bio List <open-bio-l at lists.open-bio.org>


Hi all,

Great news: Google announced today that the Open Bioinformatics
Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this
summer's Google Summer of Code!

GSoC is a Google-sponsored student internship program for open-source
projects, open to students from around the world (not just US
residents).   Students are paid a $5000 USD stipend to work as a
developer on an open-source project for the summer. For more on GSoC,
see GSoC 2012 FAQ at http://goo.gl/kNv48

Student applications are due April 6, 2012 at 19:00 UTC.  Students who
are interested in participating should look at the OBF's GSoC page at
http://open-bio.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code, which lists project
ideas, and whom to contact about applying.

For current developers on OBF projects, please consider volunteering to
be a mentor if you have not already, and contribute project ideas.  Just
list your name and project ideas on OBF wiki and on the relevant
project's GSoC wiki page.

Thanks to all who helped make OBF's application to GSoC a success, and
let's have a great, productive summer of code!

Rob Buels
OBF GSoC 2012 Administrator


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