NRNB Google Summer of Code
"Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers
student developers stipends to write code for various open source
projects. Google will be working with several open source, free
software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several
projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the
program has brought together thousands of students and mentors from
over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code." GSoC has
get more open source code created and released for the
benefit of all
inspire young developers to begin participating in open
help open source projects identify and bring in new
developers and committers
provide students the opportunity to do work related to their
academic pursuits during the summer
give students more exposure to real-world software
We are once again pooling the efforts of our colleagues and
collaborators for this year's Google Summer of Code. The
National Resource for Network Biology
(NRNB) is organizing the joint efforts of GenMAPP, Cytoscape, and WikiPathways. We take mentoring
seriously and are proud of our >90% success rate with former students and projects. Check out
our GSoC 2013 ideas below. This
is a great opportunity to work at the intersection of biology and
How to apply
We would like to know
who you are and how you
think. Incorporate the following into your application:
Name, email, and website
Brief background: education and relevant work experience
Your programming interests and strengths
What are your languages of choice?
Any prior experience with open source development?
What do you want to learn this summer?
Your interest and background in biology or bioinformatics
Any prior exposure to biology or bioinformatics?
Any interest in learning a bit of biology this summer?
Your ideas for a project (an original idea or one expanded
from our Ideas Page)
Provide as much detail as possible
Strong applicants include an implementation
plan and timeline (hint!) Refer to and link to other projects or products that
illustrate your ideas
Identify possible hurdles and questions that will
require more research/planning
What can you bring to the team?
Are you committed to working hard this summer?
Are you enthusiastic?
Guidelines and Advice
If you are selected
You be working with a small, active group of programmers
that also speak
You will be gaining experience in a rapidly evolving field
that interfaces computer and biological sciences
You might make more that you would mowing lawns!
Email: apico[AT]gladstone.ucsf.edu - contact me to find
out more about a project or your potential mentor(s).
Discussion mailing lists:
- ask about our projects; join the community!
Start your own
Browse the current list of ideas below to find potential projects
and mentors. If you find something interesting, contact
the org admin to
inquire about applying. We will direct you to more information and
resources prior to the application process.
The National Resource for Network Biology is an NIH Division of
Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (
Biomedical Technology Research Center ( BBCB ).
NRNB is funded by grant GM103504.
© NRNB, 2013