Google SoC (Bio DB manager)
Are applications for the SoC biological database manager project are still open? I know it's last-minute, but I thought it can't hurt to ask. Please let me know if it is possible to still apply, and what I would need to do so.
In 2006, I got an NSERC (Canada's big science funding body) award to do bioinformatics research as an undergrad. When I got tired of manually updating my three or four databases every few months, I wrote a Ruby script to automate the process. If the proposed database manager had existed then, my life would have been much easier. This is a great idea for a project, and I really hope it gets completed (even if it isn't by me).