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 Galaxy Committers team is pleased to announce the release of Galaxy
The release announcement for developers and admins can be found at
user facing release notes are at
A few release highlights are:
Workflows: Best Practices, Reports, Invocations
Workflows have seen huge improvements in this release! The workflow report
is easier than ever to use, providing you with a list of common report
components, interactive interfaces for embedding them in your reports, and a
new workflow invocation tracker. You can now embed visualizations directly
your workflow reports making summarizing your analyses easier than ever.
once your reports are produced, you can export them directly to pages to
your reports with colleagues.If you’re building advanced workflows utilizing
Galaxy’s powerful sub-workflows for reusable workflow components, then
be pleased to know you can now automatically update those to the latest
The Remote Files interface is an absolutely fantastic new way to
browse your data. Inside Galaxy there is a new, abstract way to
reference files locally and on other servers. This lets us provide a
uniform interface to FTP servers, your Dropbox, public S3 buckets, and
more! You'll find this under Choose Remote Files in the upload
interface. This interface is also used for importing and exporting
Beta History Panel
The History Panel is getting a refresh and a huge performance boost in
the latest code. Does this sound exciting to you? Try it out now with
the history menu option "Use Beta History Panel". This is not its final
state but we'd love feedback from you, the users, on how you find it. It
features both performance and usability improvements. E.g. now you can
rename files without going into a separate menu, just double click the
This release includes many performance improvements for browsing and
searching Data libraries, improved job creation performance for certain
classes of tools and copying Histories, Datasets and Dataset Collections
Offload Zip Archive Creation to NGINX
Galaxy can now utilize the NGINX module mod_zip to assemble and compress
dataset collection and library dataset archives on the fly. This method is
more efficient and can create large archives without affecting the Galaxy
server process. The required setup is described in the admin documentation
for proxying Galaxy with NGINX.
Check out the full release notes
a lot more details, there are many more
enhancements, new visualizations and bug fixes as well as instructions for
upgrading your Galaxy installation.
Thanks for using Galaxy!
Sorry for the delay; it was a busy week. The good news is that we’ve been accepted for GSoC 2021.
Here’s an update:
* Responding to early interest from students. Please watch out for emails!
* You can still submit your ideas here<http://gmod.org/wiki/GSOC_Project_Ideas_2021>.
* Updating the GSoC org page to include new projects.
* Setting up the mentors list.
* Please send me your preferred email to subscribe you to the mentors list for the group.
* To avoid emails being marked as spam please add summerofcode-noreply(a)google.com as a trusted contact.
* GSoC timeline - https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/dashboard/timeline/
* Since we have a few new mentors and projects, I wonder if we could have a meeting to discuss a few things.
* Link - https://doodle.com/poll/ukfa9q7xh3pav3nx?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
Our next landmark date is 29th March, when students can start applying to our organization.
Robin Haw, PhD
Reactome | JBrowse - Senior Project Manager and Outreach Co-ordinator
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
MaRS Centre, 661 University Avenue, Suite 510, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 0A3
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