[Bioperl-l] contributing? sure!

Gerard Manning gerard-manning@sugen.com
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 08:23:27 -0700

At 08:56 AM 7/11/00 +0100, Ewan Birney wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Lorenz Pollak wrote:
>> Now I would really love to contribute something to bioperl.
>The open jobs range from the mundane to the tricky:
> o We have no decent beginners documentation.

I'd like to strongly second that. Since most of the documentation is
written by those deeply involved in the project, it can be quite difficult
to get started in bioperl, and it would be great to have someone new, who
is experiencing this learning curve, to write a gentle introduction. What I
think would be ideal is a general overview of what bioperl modules can do,
and a set of very simple scripts that demonstrate some of these functions.
There's nothing like starting with some code that works! I had been hoping
to volunteer to do this myself, but am hopelessly overcommitted at work at
the moment, so probably the most I could do is act as a reviewer.

	-Gerard Manning.