[Biopython-dev] OBF not accepted for GSoC 2013

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 24 19:19:08 UTC 2013

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> For any Biopython based projects, I think our best bet is to
>> talk to NESCent (with whom we've had a couple of GSoC
>> students prior to the OBF applying directly). That seems
>> like a good fit with the phylogenetic ideas Eric suggested:
>> http://informatics.nescent.org/wiki/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2013
>> Looking over the list of other accepted applications, the
>> Python Software Foundation (PSF) was also accepted
>> and they're doing this as an umbrella organisation - so
>> also worth talking to:
>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/2013
> Not all the GSoC ideas we'd come up with for 2013 would
> fit under NEScent's interests, so I've emailed the PSF
> contact person listed on that page to see if they are still
> willing to add more projects under their umbrella.

NESCent seem OK with the current GSoC ideas, so being
able to participate in GSoC 2013 that way is great. Thanks
Eric for sorting that out and updating the wiki page.

The PSF would also have been possible, but the timing
didn't work out - I think there were a lot of other Python
projects making contact at the same time and responding
to us all was a challenge. So we'll want to plan this well
in advance next year - we weren't expecting the OBF
application to be turned down, but Google seems to
want to rotate the slots and bring in new organisations
as well.

I'll send out a general email in a moment, as we've not
have much public interest from potential students yet :(


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