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Jan 31, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Hi All,

I just noticed that the GSOC is accepting applications from Feb 3 to 14.

Which the open biology foundation has had some successful applications for in the past. I am not sure if anyone knows students or mentors who might be interested, but thought I would put it out there in case anyone was (one idea might be to continue/extend Amber's work with Rad data).

Feb 1, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Great minds and all that... I mailed simon about this yesterday and was going to look into it over the next day or two. Let's join forces and see what we can get up. Mto y take on the doc linked was that we need to be at least affiliated with OBF. Do we have any previous links with them other than Simon's presentations at BOSC? The current board is here: and the project list is here:

Thoughts on how best to proceed?

Feb 4, 2014 at 3:53 PM
I have presented at BOSC twice, to my recollection, but was unaware of any close relationship the OBF might have with GSOC...?

Anyway - I think an application would be great, the more people working on the code - or using it to build better tools - the better!

Feb 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Great minds indeed!

So, absolutely no need to be associated with OBF for GSOC, as far as I know there is not any special relationship between the two and they are just one of many groups that submits projects.

Simon, have you interacted with OBF much though? Do you think there would be any advantage to interacting more with them?

James, perhaps we could submit improvements to the ploidulator to the package if we had a student in mind. Could be useful! (though the timeline is tight at present).

All the best,
Feb 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM
I have not had much interaction with the OBF (Open Bioinformatics Foundation) - in fact I get the impression that their primary and perhaps only activity is arranging BOSC. I do think BOSC is a great meeting and is certainly relevant to the .NET Bio project.
Feb 11, 2014 at 4:42 AM
And if anyone is going to BOSC this year, I think it is in Boston so let me know!
Feb 11, 2014 at 3:41 PM
Not this year I'm afraid - I have a conflicting meeting :-(

Next time I am in Boston though, it would be great to meet up,

Feb 13, 2014 at 4:44 AM
Sorry for delayed response. Have been travelling, at times with limited net. Since the deadline is Feb 14, I suggest we just do it and of course not worry at all about the I will try to throw something together over the course of the afternoon and see what we can get out the door.

I am happy to offer as a project mentor, though maybe with Nigel as well? Will post a draft tonight.