We’re excited to announce that the Ruby Science Foundation has been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014!
Last year was our first year as a mentoring organization, and we had a great group of students working with us on machine learning, timeseries statistics, the semantic web, and scientific plotting.
This year we’ve got a super set of possible projects including more flexible matrix computations, automatic Ruby interface generation for scientific libraries, a dataframe library for structuring and manipulating datasets, interactive plotting, a scientific notebook, high-performance minimization and integration libraries, and a semantic web datastore backend for scientific computing.
If you’re interested in applying as a student, learning more, or even contributing independent of GSoC, head over to our GSoC 2014 ideas page to see what projects we think are great. Don’t hesitate to tell us if you’ve got an amazing idea for a different project, too! If you’re still left wondering where to start, check out the issue tracker for NMatrix, the matrix computation library used as the basis for a number of our projects, and our top priority at the moment.
Good luck to all the GSoC applicants out there, and happy coding!