Hello everyone ! I have been selected as student for Google Summer of Code 2014 (GSoC2014). This summer I shall be working with International Neuroinformatics Coodinating Facility (INCF). More specifically, i shall be working with INCF’s Germany node – German Neuroinformatics Node.
For those who don’t know what Google Summer of Code is : (from GSoC site)
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer.
My project with INCF focuses android development. There were many ideas listed on INCF GSoC ideas page but i decided to go for one that involves Android programming because I need to brush up my Android skills and implement whatever i learnt recently in University of Maryland’s online Android course . (I successfully took and passed this course with distinction)
To keep it short, it’s Android App for their annual conference with a lot of features ranging from simple conference schedule, Abstracts detail and information to some advance features like option for taking notes against Abstracts, synchronization with their online server for frequently updating of Data using RESTful API’s, itinerary planner and much more. In coming weeks, i shall be sharing more details on my project and will keep updating about my GSoC experience and details here.
It’s worth mentioning Sir Christian Garbers – my GSoC Mentor and a nice person who helps me whenever I need help, replies to my all emails and clears my doubts and confusion.
International Neuroinformatics Coodinating Facility (INCF) develops collaborative neuroinformatics infrastructure and promotes the sharing of data and computing resources to the international research community. Their mission is to facilitate the work of neuroscientists around the world, and to catalyze and coordinate the global development of neuroinformatics. More details regarding INCF can be found on their website: http://www.incf.org/about
Looking forward to a great summer ahead full of learning and ending up with a wiser, more knowledgeable and not to mention, richer iteration of myself – starting a journey in FOSS (Free and open-source software) Community.