Category Archives: Community

OBF applies for Google Summer of Code 2014

On Friday, OBF applied to be a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. The core of our application to Google is our list of project ideas and our team of mentors supporting them. (We also have a separate … Continue reading

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Call for Ideas for OBF’s 2014 Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code is on again for 2014, and OBF is once again applying as a mentoring organization. Participating in GSoC as an organization is very competitive, and we will need your help in gathering a good set of … Continue reading

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Call for Organization Admins for OBF’s 2014 Google Summer of Code participation

Update: The deadline for responding has been extended to January 25. The 2014 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is coming up soon. The published timeline puts the mentoring organization applications from Feb 3 to 14. OBF participated on behalf of … Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 Keynote Speakers

Thanks to those who participated in the BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition! Our winner is Manuel Corpas, who correctly surmised Philip Bourne: @OBF_BOSC #BOSC2014 it would make sense to have @pebourne as keynote, now that he is Director of Data Science … Continue reading

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BioPerl release 1.6.923

The latest BioPerl release (v1.6.923) is now available on CPAN. This is a point release to address a few bugs, as well as push out the recent code updates that Francisco Ossandón has made to improve Windows support and improve … Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition

We’re pleased to officially confirm that one of the two keynote speakers for the 15th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014, in Boston) will be C. Titus Brown, as he announced on Twitter recently – but can you guess the second keynote speaker? Continue reading

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Biopython 1.63 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.63 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website and (soon) from the Python Package Index (PyPI). The current version removed the requirement of the 2to3 library. This was made possible by dropping Python 2.5 (and Jython 2.5). This … Continue reading

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