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22nd
Feb 2018
jimboH
@jimboH
Feb 22 14:47
Hi everyone,
I am interested in doing the visualization works for COBRApy as GSoC project this year. Could anyone please guide me or let me know if there's anything I could do before the formal application?
Moritz E. Beber
@Midnighter
Feb 22 14:54

Hey @jimboH,

please take a look here https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/get-started/ and https://google.github.io/gsocguides/student/index especially the section about 'Applying'. Basically, you use the existing project ideas or your own ones to develop a project proposal. It's best if you discuss your plan with us early on so you don't surprise us with an application out of the blue.

jimboH
@jimboH
Feb 22 15:03
@Midnighter thank you~ but I am not sure if I need to deal with some issues on GitHub as qualification.
Or should I start with a proposal first?
Moritz E. Beber
@Midnighter
Feb 22 15:06
It's not a hard requirement. If you present an awesome project plan and can show us in other ways that you have the programming skills to back it up that works as well. Getting started on issues is a good way for us to get to know you, though. And it let's us get an early glimpse at how you do work.
There is not much visualization-related in our backlog at the moment. So if you're eager to get started let's talk about something off list.
jimboH
@jimboH
Feb 22 17:08
@Midnighter thank you for your advice~ By visualization work I meant to develop a standard visualization tool to highlight simulation results, as described under 'Publication Ready and Interactive Visualizations' in the idea page. Is it still an available project now?
Moritz E. Beber
@Midnighter
Feb 22 22:38
Yes, you can definitely apply for that. I only meant that there is nothing related in the cobrapy issue tracker right now. The project idea is very much alive, though.