Phyloinformatics Summer of Code 2012/Summaries
Student software developers showcase their work
For the sixth summer in a row, NESCent offered a number of internships aimed at introducing students to open-source software development. This summer, seven interns from the 2011 Google Summer of Code™ program, and one independent intern, worked remotely on an evoinformatics project of their own choosing, each under the guidance of an experienced mentor. NESCent’s 2011 Summer of Code students included Abu Zaher Md. Faridee, Daniel Gates, Pulkit Goyal, Elliot Hauser, Islam Ismailov, Michael Landis, Anne Ménard and Justs Zarins. Their projects ranged from machine learning for ecological genomics to optimizing R code for Approximate Bayesian Computing to tools for metadata extraction for phylogenetics.