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Prospecting for Proposals for GSoC 2021

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 15:21
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The Genome Informatics group and GMOD will be submitting an application for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) this year, and we are soliciting project ideas from people and groups involved in the GMOD project.

GSoC is a global program run by Google to encourage students to get real-world experience of participating in a software project; students work on a project over the summer months and receive a stipend from Google for participating. Thousands of organizations of many different sizes take part in GSoC, with the common factor being that they must produce open-source code.

Please take a look at the GSoC wiki page and think about any projects that might work well for a GSoC student, and add them to the wiki. If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact us at

If you have any questions--e.g. what constitutes an appropriate project; whether your idea is sufficiently GMOD-related--please feel free to email and for advice!

Posted to the GMOD News on 2021/02/16
Categories: Bio

Codefest 2020

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 15:18

Handlery Hotel in the Balboa room
(down the street from the Town and Country Hotel)
San Diego, California
January 9-10, 2020

Immediately before Plant and Animal Genome XXVIII (PAG 2020)

Participant list now available

There will be a GMOD codefest occurring before the Plant and Animal Genomes meeting in San Diego. The codefest will be at the Town and Country hotel on January 9 and 10. If you would like to suggest a problem or project to address, add it to this Google Doc. The codefest is open to anyone who'd like to work on any GMOD project (or, better yet, any combination of GMOD projects), including but not limited to

GMOD Hackathon

We already know that there will be Tripal, Chado, Apollo and JBrowse developers present.



9:00-10:00 Introduction and working group organization 10:00-12:00 Working groups 12:00-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-4:00 Working groups 4:00-5:00 Report on progress


9:00-12:00 Working groups 12:00-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-3:00 Working groups 3:00-3:45 Report on progress
  • Note: the Tripal steering committee will meet on Friday from 12:00 - 3:00 pm at the Postcard Bistro in the Handlery.

Posted to the GMOD News on 2020/01/08
Categories: Bio

Tripal 3.5 Released

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 14:57

This Tripal release includes major performance improvements including an improved and blazing fast GFF3 loader. Follow standard Drupal updating procedures to update. Changes in this version:

  1. Performance improvements to the Cross References, Relationships, and References.
  2. A rewritten GFF3 loader that is extremely fast, even with a fully populated Tripal site.
  3. A new Sequences fields that combines reference-dervied sequences with primary sequences, and CDS/proteins for mRNA features and sequences now have more informative definition lines for FASTA sequences.
  4. Updates to the online documentation
  5. Bug fixes in web services
  6. Bug fixes in the OBO loader for ontologies that won't import.

Posted to the GMOD News on 2021/02/08
Categories: Bio