This summer I will be working with a fantastic open-source organization National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB) thanks to Google for accepting my Google summer of code (GSoC) proposal titled “Simulating systems biology models in Java”. The official coding doesn’t begin until May 14th, however, I am currently getting familiar with the open-source practices and my build environment. I have been assigned, three wonderful mentors namely Andreas Dräger, Matthias König and Nicolas Rodriguez who will guide me throughout this process.
This blog is where I intend to share my progress. I look forward to an exciting and productive summer.
What is GSoC?
Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school. You can know more about it by visiting http://g.co/gsoc
What is NRNB?
The aim of the NRNB is to advance the new science of Biological Networks through analytic tools, visualizations, databases and computing resources. Biomedical research is increasingly dependent on knowledge of biological networks of multiple types and scales, including gene, protein and drug interactions, cell-cell and cell-host communication, and vast social networks. Our technologies enable researchers to assemble and analyze these networks and to use them to better understand biological systems and, in particular, how they fail in disease. You can learn more about it by visiting http://nrnb.org/