[Biojava-l] Sadly OBF not accepted for GSoC 2015

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 3 15:50:59 UTC 2015

This announcement was posted to the OBF blog here:

Dear all,

Last year’s Google Summer of Code 2014 was very productive for the OBF
with six students working on Bio* and related bioinformatics projects
[1]. We applied to be part of GSoC 2015, but unfortunately this year
were not accepted.

Google’s program is enormously popular, and over-subscribed, meaning
Google has had to rotate organisation membership. The OBF is grateful
to have been accepted in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. This year any
participation will be down to individual projects to find a willing
umbrella group from the organisations accepted for GSoC 2015 [2]. For
example, a Biopython project was included under NESCent for GSoC 2013.

Other organizations with bioinformatics as keyword are Ruby Science
Foundation, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook
University, OncoBlocks, University of Nebraska – Helikar Lab. Other
organizations related to sciences are ASCEND , BRL-CAD, Debian Project
, HPCC Systems®,  International Neuroinformatics Coordinating
Facility, lmonade: scientific software distribution, OSGeo – Open
Source Geospatial Foundation, The Concord Consortium, The
Visualization Toolkit. Languages: Python, Scala, Apache Foundation.
Last but not least : Global Alliance for Genomics & Health. [3]

On behalf of the OBF, we would like to thank our volunteer GSoC
Administrators, Raoul Bonnal and Francesco Strozzi, for organising our
application - and all our potential mentors across the Bio* projects
who put forward potential project suggestions.

OBF Secretary

[1] http://news.open-bio.org/news/2015/02/obf-gsoc-2014-wrapup/
[2] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/list/public/google/gsoc2015
[3] See links on

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