Hilmar Lapp | 30 Mar 18:24 2013

Re: Google Summer of Code - BioPerl proposals

Hi Carnë,

Not sure I've missed a response to this. If indeed there hasn't been one, let me just chime in
non-authoritatively that in principle there's nothing wrong with picking up past pieces. I would argue
you'd have to make a convincing argument as to why and how you'd surmount the hurdles that brought the
previous project to a premature end (or why it ran out of time and you won't), and as to how it's desirability
has not diminished since then even though nobody else picked it up.

If you want to apply as a student, you don't strictly have to put it up on the wiki, but it'd be prudent to
discuss your ideas on this list prior to submission. Presumably you were planning that anyway, though.


Sent with a tap.

On Mar 28, 2013, at 9:55 AM, Carnë Draug <carandraug+dev <at> gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18 March 2013 21:26, Christopher Fields <cjfields <at> illinois.edu> wrote:
>> Just a heads-up, if there are any students interested in the Google Summer of
>> Code, the Open Bioinformatics Foundation is planning on participating again
>> this year!  Pjotr Prins will be organizing for OBF; all the Bio* projects are
>> looking for prospective projects.
>> We're open for any project ideas this year, so let us know what you would like
>> to do!
> Hi
> I had already mentioned that I would like to finish the split of the
> project into smaller distributions. Is it acceptable to finish
> projects from previous years? I noticed that the wiki page for BioPerl
> projects is still empty for this year. Should I fill it? Would someone
> be able to mentor that?
> Carnë
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