The Climate Code Foundation is taking part in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) again this year. GSoC is a program in which Google sponsors students who contribute to open-source software projects. Each student works full-time for three months (late May to late August), mentored by experts from an organization such as the Foundation, and earns $5000.
This year we have two students, György Kovács and Jeremy Wang. György, in Debrecen, Hungary, is working to produce a version of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature analysis code which can be run without any closed-source components (the current BEST analysis requires Matlab). Jeremy, in North Carolina, USA, is building a web visualisation tool for climate datasets, with the primary goal of a clear and integrated visualisation of the GISTEMP analysis. Both are making excellent progress in their projects, and both have written blog posts with more information, which I will post shortly.
We’re lucky to have a pair of such talented scientists and programmers working for us, and we’re grateful to Google for their support.