Google Summer of Code
16 March, 2007 - 1 min read
Google has their annual Summer of Code. Plenty of great projects and extra incentives for students to participate. Including $5,000 per accepted student developer, of which $4,500 goes to the student and $500 goes to the mentoring organization.
A surprising lack of bioinformatics projects though. I only noticed a few:
Phyloinformatics with ideas for GBrowse, AJAX, and improving BioJava.
Michigan’s CSCS is working on running batch simulations with different parameter settings on a grid architecture.
UCSF’s GenMAPP project wants a structured wiki for gene pathways.
That’s the only 3 I found at first glance. Other non-bio projects worth noting are FANN (looking to go parallel/multi-threaded) and there’s even big projects like Apache, MySQL, and PHP.
Some really good things have come from SoC in the past. It looks like this year will be no exception.