O|B|F in Google Summer of Code

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this summer’s Google Summer of Code.  Our list of project ideas and mentors is linked from the O|B|F GSoC page.

Student applications must be submitted to Google by April 9, 2010, see the official GSoC 2010 FAQ. That is less than three weeks away!

Students, have a look at that wiki page, contact the project you’re interested in working with, and get rolling on that application post-haste.  A good GSoC application takes quite a bit of thought and effort to put together.  Students are encouraged to get help from mentors to put together a good application.

Current developers on O|B|F projects, have a look through the GSoC Mentoring Guide, and if it looks like something you want to do, there’s still time to volunteer as a prospective mentor.  Just add your name to the O|B|F and project wiki pages, and contribute your project ideas.  Even if you don’t have project ideas of your own, it’s good to volunteer.

Google Summer of Code 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 $5,000 USD stipend to work as a developer on an open-source project for the summer. For more on GSoC, see the official GSoC 2010 FAQ.

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
O|B|F GSoC 2010 Administrator

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