The Open Chemistry project is taking part in the Google Summer of Code program for the fourth 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, third, and fourth years 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 2020, and our instructions for submitting a student proposal. Ideas and mentors are available for a range of projects:
- Avogadro—advanced molecule editor and visualizer (ideas)
- cclib—parse, interpret and analyze computational chemistry data (ideas)
- Psi4—hybrid Python/C++ suite of ab-initio quantum chemistry programs (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)
- gnina— C/C++ framework for applying deep learning to molecular docking (ideas)
- DeepChem—a Python library democratizing deep learning for science (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 open, we look forward to working with our new students this year and helping them with their projects for GSoC!