Friday, March 16, 2012

BioJava at at Google Summer of Code 2012

The Open Bioinformatics foundation as an umbrella organisation for
BioJava has been accepted to participate in this year's Google Summer
of Code. 



This means we will again be able to offer mentoring through BioJava
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. For the
last two years 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.

Also see http://biojava.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code and Google's
FAQs: http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs

The student application deadline is April 6th. Google will announce
which proposals got accepted on April 23rd.