OBF Google Summer of Code students 2014

Hi all, I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of OBF’s Google Summer of Code 2014 (GSoC) students:[GSoC 2014 Logo]

  • Sarah Berkemer – “Open source high-performance BioHaskell” (Mentors: Christian Höner zu Siederdissen, Ketil Malde) (blog)
  • Loris Cro – “An ultra-fast scalable RESTful API to query large numbers of VCF datapoints” (Mentors: Francesco Strozzi, Raoul Bonnal & the BioRuby team) (blog)
  • Victor Kofia – “JSBML: Redesign the implementation of mathematical formulas” (Mentors: Alex Thomas, Sarah Keating & the JSBML team) (blog)
  • Evan Parker – “Addition of a lazy loading sequence parser to Biopython’s SeqIO package” (Mentors: Wibowo Arindrarto, Peter Cock & the Biopython team) (blog)
  • Ibrahim Vazirabad – “Improving the Plug-in interface for CellDesigner” (Mentors: Andreas Dräger, Alex Thomas & the JSBML team) (blog)
  • Leandro Watanabe – “Dynamic Modeling of Cellular Populations within JSBML” (Mentors: Nicolas Rodriguez, Chris Myers & the JSBML team) (blog)

Congratulations to our accepted students!

Thanks very much to all the students who applied, we very much appreciate your hard work.

We are now in the GSoC Community Bonding Period. Official work starts on May 23rd, and until then, students should prepare for their projects: get on the project mailing lists, solidify your plans, figure out where all the version control repositories are and which branch or fork you’ll be working on, and start doing preparatory work.

Here’s to a great 2014 Summer of Code,

Eric & Raoul

OBF GSoC 2014 Organization Administrators

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