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Today is the last day to get PhyloSoC project ideas up on the wiki - the deadline for the org applications is tomorrow! We have a pretty small list at the moment, so if you have something in mind, please do put it up on the wiki.

http://informatics.nescent.org/wiki/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2014#Project_Ideas
We are getting ready to submit an organizational application for GSoC 2014! Rather than mentoring students in a single open-source project, NESCent is an umbrella organization for many projects in evolutionary informatics. This means that NESCent projects use a wide variety of technologies and ...
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I've got a couple incubating on wiki.jalview.org - will be shifting them over today. +Christian Zmasek has kindly agreed to act as mentor for the Jalview/Archeopteryx project.
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We are starting to gear up for a 2014 GSoC application. Do you develop an open source software package for evolutionary biology? Are there features queued for development that would make a good summer programming project? This is the time to start thinking about project ideas!

https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014
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Michael - as long as it is open source, that would certainly be a great project!
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We have 8 students working with PhyloSoC this summer - 7 through GSoC and 1 through the GNOME OPW! See the list of accepted projects on the wiki: 
http://informatics.nescent.org/wiki/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2013#Accepted_projects

Students will be introducing themselves here shortly. Looking forward to a great summer of code!
We have been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code! Rather than mentoring students in a single open-source project, NESCent is an umbrella organization for many projects in evolutionary informatics. This means that NESCent projects use a wide variety of technologies ...
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Congrats everyone.
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Potential students: now is not too early to upload your proposals to Melange! Make sure you take a look at the NESCent guidelines:

http://informatics.nescent.org/wiki/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2013#For_prospective_students

The Friday deadline is very very firm, so upload early. You can edit your proposal right up to the deadline. 
We have been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code! Rather than mentoring students in a single open-source project, NESCent is an umbrella organization for many projects i...
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oops ...sorry for the mistake.. didn't read your post properly.!!
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We're excited to announce that on June 24-25, 2013, Software Carpentry will run a computing skills boot camp in Boston for women in science, engineering, and medicine. With three rooms and six instructors, it will be one of the biggest events we've ever done.

This boot camp is open to women at all stages of their research careers, from graduate students, post-docs, and faculty to staff scientists at hospitals and in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Registration is only $20; to sign up, or find out more, please visit the registration page at http://software-carpentry.org/bootcamps/2013-06-wise.html or email us. And if you would like to volunteer to help during practical sessions on either or both days, please contact us as well.
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Thanks! I'll keep you posted. My personal research area is actually software process improvement for scientific software and there is a broader group here interested in SE education for "non-SEs" of all types.  We'll keep in touch. :)
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Prospective students: we have information about the application process on our wiki page, including the application template:

http://informatics.nescent.org/wiki/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2013#For_prospective_students
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The wiki page is up for PhyloSoC project ideas! Post an outline on the wiki and pitch your idea on the wg-phyloinformatics mailing list. Summer of Code is a great way to build our phyloinformatics developer community. 

http://informatics.nescent.org/wiki/Phyloinformatics_Summer_of_Code_2014
We are getting ready to submit an organizational application for GSoC 2014! Rather than mentoring students in a single open-source project, NESCent is an umbrella organization for many projects in evolutionary informatics. This means that NESCent projects use a wide variety of technologies and ...
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pitch ideas here, or put them straight on to the wiki page. We'll also discuss/expand ideas on wg-phyloinformatics
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Hello PhyloSoC students,
We are a good way through the GSoC community bonding period (yikes!), and the coding period begins Monday. Here is a summary of the things that you should have done before Monday:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c3gZy1fT_oMrWr_yyl2CJVajuN_TFCFaQxMEYoHORac/edit?usp=sharing

More coming next week re: expectations during the coding period. 
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PhyloSoC mentors: please sign up in Melange in the next two days so that we can start matching proposals with mentors. Also, encourage your potential students to get their proposals in well before the deadline!

http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013
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Hi Karen,

I've added NESCent to a row in 'my connections', but frankly the user interface is awful and I really can't tell if it's actually 'done' anything.

Cheers,

Rob
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Happy to announce that NESCent will also be participating this year in the GNOME outreach program for women (OPW). We will be sponsoring one women through the program.

https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen#Program_Details

Some key differences between the two: OPW doesn't require that the intern be a student, the projects can include aspects of open-source development other than coding (documentation, UI / UX, marketing or translation) and, obviously, is only open to women. 
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Are the projects from GSoC also included in this program or is this something separate?
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There is also the official GSoC student guide for detailed information about the whole program:

http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCStudentGuide/
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