[gmx-developers] Re: suggestion: announce projects & GSOC 2013

Szilárd Páll szilard.pall at cbr.su.se
Sun Mar 3 17:08:11 CET 2013

Forgot a very important part: stating what to do & when:

- Those interested in defining projects and/or managing projects (possibly
being contact/mentor), please speak up ASAP! In my view the projects can be
both rather simple or quite complicated.

- The GSOC 2013 deadline is March 28, let's try to come up with a couple of
projects that we can propose. Please, suggest/pitch ideas before ~20th so
we allow at least a week for selection/refinement. I have not had time to
read through all GSOC project requirements yet, if somebody could pitch in
with that, I'd appreciate it.



On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Szilárd Páll <szilard.pall at cbr.su.se> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a suggestion with the aim of trying to gather more momentum around
> the GROMACS project. This would require identifying as many as possible
> independent projects/topics related to GROMACS. Here I am referring to both
> scientific (be it theoretical, computer science, or computational) as well
> as software engineering, parallel programming and code tuning oriented. I
> think it should not be hard to come up with a dozen or more relatively
> independent topics and write up a short description of each. Now, the
> goal should be to post these projects on the website and advertise them
> everywhere: mailing lists (FB, G+, whatnot). When it comes to the Stockholm
> team and perhaps other academic core-devs, some of the projects
> could/should be flagged as possible masters/PhD projects and advertising
> them accordingly could lead to a lot of interest from great candidates.
> Additionally, the Google Summer of Code (http://www.google
> -melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013) is coming up and I think that
> would be a *great* opportunity to get talented people to work on
> challenging software engineering tasks or even parallel programming aspects
> like GPU programming (e.g OpenCL?). If you have a look at GSOC2012 (
> http://goo.gl/8bh9v) you'll see that there are plenty of scientific
> projects from quite high profile groups (e.g CERN, Open Bioinformatics
> Foundation, OpenCV).
> In the spirit of making GROMACS more distributed, we invite developers
> (preferably core/experienced ones) to suggest topics as well as to
> volunteer in managing such projects. This way we could make sure to always
> have many small/medium/large projects available for interested people
> without having to manage all of them ourselves (i.e Sthlm crew) in a
> centralized and monolithic manner.
> As a kick off I created a page on the wiki, I suggest we should put here
> both guidelines,project description, contact/responsible information, etc:
> http://www.gromacs.org/Projects_available_for_new_contributors
> Cheers,
> --
> Szilárd
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