The Open Genome Informatics team serves as an “umbrella" organization to support the efforts of many open-access open-source bioinformatics projects for <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/> Google Summer of Code (GSoC<https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/>). Among this list of projects are Reactome and GMOD and its software projects -- JBrowse; Galaxy; WormBase; and others.
Call for 2021 Project Ideas and Mentors: We are seeking project ideas to post and attract talented students to this year’s Summer of Code competition. If you have a project idea for which you would like to mentor a student, please contact Robin Haw, Marc Gillespie, and Scott Cain (emails above).
You can also submit your ideas here<http://gmod.org/wiki/GSOC_Project_Ideas_2021>.
For more information please refer to the Open Genome Informatics page on the GMOD.org website<http://gmod.org/wiki/GSoC><http://gmod.org/wiki/GSoC#Google_Summer_of_Code_2020>.
The mentoring organization application deadline with GSoC is February 19th at 2 pm EST. So, if you are interested in taking part with the team please let us know as soon as possible.
Please forward this to others who might be interested in taking part.
If you have any questions please let us know.
Robin, Marc, and Scott.
The October Newsletter is out
<https://galaxyproject.org/news/2021-10-galaxy-update/>. and it covers
Galaxy involvement in Hacktoberfest, and Outreachy, plus a nice batch of
trainings, talks and a Galaxy Papercuts CoFest day too. It also brings news
of new job openings on two continents, two new platforms, blog posts (where
My Little Pony makes an appearance, really), GTN updates (few in number but
big in their coolness), publications, and releases.
In other words, another active month in the Galaxy.
Beatriz Serrano-Solano and Dave Clements, Editors