Open Chemistry and Google Summer of Code 2016

March 11, 2016

The Open Chemistry project team is very pleased and excited to be a part of this year’s Google Summer of Code program! We have a great set of ideas across a number of open source projects including Avogadro 2, cclib, 3Dmol.js, and Open Babel developed by our community. We have already been contacted by a number of interested students, but it is not too late to get in touch with us and talk about your ideas. Student applications will be accepted from March 14-25, and we encourage you to browse our ideas or come up with your own and talk to our mentors.

If you are a student, or know one, who is interested in getting involved in open source software development with real applications in chemistry, materials science, and related areas we would like to hear from you. As a new organization we will have a limited number of slots, and this is a fantastic program. You will work remotely, and your mentor(s) will be there to help you develop your code, and introduce you to open source software development.

We are looking forward to a great summer, and we will provide updates through the summer as projects are announced, and code is developed.

5 comments to Open Chemistry and Google Summer of Code 2016

  1. I am computer science student and would like to be the part of it.please guide me for the resources to look for to get acquainted with the project

    1. Please look at our ideas page, linked from this post, and email the appropriate mentors/the mailing list for the project you are most interested in.

  2. How many slots do you expect Open Chemistry will get this year? It is a sister organisation to VTK, so they should not be restricted to two slots.

    1. It is hard to say, and there are other factors at play here. I have been an org admin for several years, as well as a mentor and student. This was proposed as an umbrella for several related projects. I am hopeful we will get more than two, and we will ask for slots at the appropriate level for mentors/strong proposals matched to those mentors.

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