The Open Chemistry project is taking part in the Google Summer of Code program for the third time. We started out in 2016 as a small umbrella organization offering projects with Avogadro, cclib, 3DMol.js, and Open Babel. We had two successful projects in our first year, in the second year we expanded the number of projects in our umbrella organization to offer an greater range of projects, and this year is our biggest yet. Please check out our ideas page for 2018, and our instructions for submitting a student proposal. Ideas and mentors are available for a range of projects:Google Summer of Code

  • Avogadro—advanced molecule editor and visualizer (ideas)
  • cclib—parse, interpret and analyze computational chemistry data (ideas)
  • DeepChem—a Python library democratizing deep learning for science (ideas)
  • 3Dmol.js—3D accelerated molecular graphics JavaScript library (ideas)
  • MSDK—algorithms for processing mass spectrometry data (ideas)
  • NWChem—computational chemistry tools from classical to quantum (ideas)
  • Open Babel—search, convert, analyze, or store chemical data (ideas)
  • RDKit—cheminformatics and machine-learning software (ideas)

If you know a student who would like to be paid to work on open source chemistry projects this summer please let them know about our mentoring organization. We have a great selection of ideas, with mentors who have been working in these areas for many years. We are using the Open Chemistry mailing list to coordinate discussions with prospective students, but please note that each project has their own lists, issue trackers, etc.

Applications are now closed, we look forward to working with our students over the summer!