Open source biology software projects
August 20, 2012 11:10 AM Subscribe
What open source medicine/biology related software should I get involved with?
posted by Raidallinen to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a good deal of programming experience (C/C++/Python), and am currently a student studying in the medicine/biology field, without any in depth experience in anything. I would be interested in volunteering with a relevant open source software project. This could be biology, medicine, biochemistry related, I'm not set on anything, but I know bioinformatics is likely to have something good.
I'm looking for something where they are interested in taking on volunteers and I could make a meaningful contribution. I think I would rather be involved with something more technical and related to the underlying science (rather than, say, a user interface), but as I mentioned I don't have much experience in the field so that would have to be a learning experience.
I have googled for things, but it's hard to see how active a project is.