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Google Summer of Code with AiiDA

Are you a student/PhD student passionate about (python) programming and open science?

Google Summer of Codea global program focused on introducing students to open source software development, is a way for you to get a summer job getting to know an open source project in depth and moving it forward. Students work on a 10 week programming project with an open source organization during their break from a post secondary academic program. It is a way for you to spend 10 weeks during summer working on an interesting open-source project and get paid for it.

This year, AiiDA, an open-source workflow manager for computational science with a strong focus on provenance, performance and extensibility, and roots in ab-initio calculations (e.g., with plugins for codes like Quantum ESPRESSO, CASTEP, siesta, fleur, cp2k, VASP, etc. - see the plugin registry), will be participating on the GSOC 2021 from June 7th until August 16th 2021.

As a part of Google Summer of Code, student participants are paired with a mentor from the participating organizations, gaining exposure to real-world software development and techniques. Students have the opportunity to spend the break between their school semesters earning a stipend while working in areas related to their interests.

GSOC 2021 Important dates:

  • Student Application Period March 29, 2021 – April 13, 2021
  • Students can register and submit their applications to mentor organizations.
  • Student Projects Announced May 17, 2021
  • Accepted students are paired with a mentor and start planning their projects and milestones.

More information on the project ideas and on how to apply here.