Wednesday, March 23, 2011

BioJava at Google Summer of Code 2011

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation has again been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's Google Summer of Code. This means we will be able to offer mentoring through  BioJava again 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. Last year 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.

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The student application deadline is April 8th. Google will announce which proposals got accepted on April 25th.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quality assurance for the query and distribution systems of the RCSB Protein Data Bank

The RCSB PDB web site serves around 165 000 unique visitors per month. Did you ever wonder how a site like this can provide reliable service? Our latest publication Quality assurance for the query and distribution systems of the RCSB Protein Data Bank, describes some of the principles that we apply to ensure quality.