2017 is coming to an end, and I have to say it's been a fabulous one! I'll probably post a "cool things InterMine did this year" round-up in a week or two - but in the meantime, here's my final Google Summer of Code blog for you all! We'll cover the InterMine swag just sent out across the globe, as well as plans for next year - and how you can help out.
Thank-you gifts for mentors and students
Last week, we posted care packages to all our GSoC mentors and summer students, in the form of t-shirts, stickers, and pens. The postal-service-wrinkled shirt shown above is the women's fit shirt printed on black; unisex shirts are a slightly lighter grey colour. If you filled out the swag survey when it was sent to you, your gift should be with you soon! Tweet us your images of the items in use for extra InterMine Cool Points .
GSoC 2018 - call for project ideas and mentors!
Early 2017, we put together an ideas list for GSoC projects - InterMine's projects are numbers 3 to 9. If you want to get more of an idea what it's like to apply, (or be a mentor), read our application guidance from last year.
Do you have a nifty idea, or an InterMine itch you'd like to scratch?
Please share it with us! Add it to our 2018 Google Summer of Code ideas list, or if you need to sound things out and discuss them a little bit, comment on the GitHub issue, or email the dev list. You can even propose several ideas, if you like! Please add all ideas by the end of 14th of December (end of this week).
Would you like to try mentoring?
Fancy a chance to earn some nifty exclusive swag like pictured above? Add your name as a possible mentor to an existing idea (or your own new idea). You can always drop us a line if you want to discuss things first. We like projects to have more than one mentor if possible.
Maybe you're a student thinking of GSoC?
Awesome! If you have your own InterMine project idea (whether it's brand new or you've already started it), or if one of the ideas on our ideas list lights your fire, it's not too early to start talking with potential mentors about it. The application guidance we mentioned above would be a good read, too.