[Biopython-dev] OBF not accepted for GSoC 2013

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 9 10:20:43 UTC 2013

Dear all,

Unfortunately this year we have not been accepted on the Google
Summer of Code scheme:

I'm sure the rest of the OBF board and the other Bio* developers
will join me in thanking Pjotr Prins for his efforts as the OBF
GSoC administrator co-ordinating our application this year, as
well as last year's administrator Rob Bruels and the other mentors
for their efforts.

For those of you not subscribed to the OBF's GSoC mailing list,
I am forwarding Pjotr's email from last night (also below):

In all 177 organisations were accepted (about the same as the
last few years), and they will be listed here (once they have filled
out their profile information):

To potential students this summer, the good news is that some
related organisations have been accepted, such as NESCent,
the National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB - known for
Cytoscape), SciRuby (Ruby Science Foundation), so there is
still some scope for doing a bioinformatics related project in
GSoC 2013, perhaps even with a Bio* developer as a co-mentor.

Thank you all,

(Biopython developer, OBF board member)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pjotr Prins <pjotr2010 at thebird.nl>
Date: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: GSoC 2013 is ON
To: Pjotr Prins <pjotr2010 at thebird.nl>
Cc: ..., OBF GSoC <gsoc at lists.open-bio.org>

Sadly, our application got rejected by GSoC this year. I am not sure
what the reason was, but I am convinced our application was similar to
that of other years. Maybe the project ideas could have been better
presented. I am not sure at this stage. I'll make a list of successful
projects to see if we can digest some truths.

The upside is that FOSS is going strong! And that the field is getting
increasingly competitive. As an open source geezer I can only be
happy, even if it hurts our own application.

Sorry everyone, and many thanks for the trouble you took getting
projects written up. Let's not feel discouraged for next year.


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