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It’s a Wrap

It’s a WrapHello! This blog is part of the series of blogs I am writing during my Outreachy 2020 summer internship with Intermine Boot project in the Intermine Organization.This is the last week of the Outreachy Internship. From filling up the initial application form just based on the gut feeling even though I thought I lacked technical skills to apply for an internship, picking up intermine org to getting selected, the memories seem a bit fuzzy.If someone would have asked me before applying to Outreachy whether I’d be able to get selected and successfully complete the internship, my answer would probably have been a no.In a mere span of a few months, I feel like I have come quite a long way in terms of my confidence, approach to new problems and skills. I’ll reflect on three parts in this blog – my before and after thoughts of the internship, how Outreachy helped me grow and progress of my project.Apart from my little stint at Hacktoberfest 2019, I did not have any quotable …

After the internship

After the internshipHello! This blog is part of the series of blogs I am writing during my Outreachy 2020 summer internship with Intermine Boot project in the Intermine Organization.In this blog, I reflect on my academic journey so far and what I would like to do after the Outreachy internship ends.I have done my schooling in Rajasthan, India. After appearing for RPET (Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test), a popular entrance exam for engineering college admissions in Rajasthan, I got admitted in Information Technology branch in Govt. Women College in Rajasthan which is one of the best Women only Colleges in India.I had worked on some projects in college but exposure to diverse technologies was very much less. I felt compelled to pursue a master’s degree to both increase job opportunities and dive deeper in one of the domains in computer science.After completing the BTech I worked in a startup, After that I got admission in IIIT Hyderabad, India in 2017 as a part-time Mtech student in compu…

Outreachy Internship blog: Half Time

Outreachy Internship blog: Half TimeHello! This blog is part of the series of blogs I am writing during my Outreachy 2020 summer internship with Intermine Boot project in the Intermine Organization.I started the Outreachy internship with Intermine on 19th May 2020. As I write this blog, I have covered a little over half of this 3 month journey. Through this blog, I will look back in retrospect on what has been done, what goals have been achieved, what goals have been changed, what remains in the coming half of Outreachy. Let’s get started!I am working on the Intermine boot project in the Intermine organization. As part of the internship, the goal is to improve the intermine boot functionality for local instance setup and integrate it with cloud API for other features. The intermine boot project is at a very early stage of development. Let’s break down the tasks in few big chunks:
– Implement versioned mine data uploading to cloud storage.
– Create Continuous Integration setup case
– Add …

Outreachy Internship blog: A beginner’s guide to Intermine Boot

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Outreachy Internship blog: A beginner’s guide to Intermine BootHello! This blog is part of the series of blogs I am writing during my Outreachy 2020 summer internship with Intermine Boot project in the Intermine Organization.Data is of paramount importance in research works. In biological research domains, there are multiple research communities working and generating new biological datasets for DNA, yeast, mouses etc. At the same time, there are many researchers who need to work with these datasets for their research projects.One way to share data may be to just hand over archived datasets. In this case, there are numerous problems like, how can you understand the data format, how do you clean this data in case of any inconsistency, how do you search through this data, how do you integrate this data with different datasets, how do you store huge data.Intermine is a biological data warehouse which aims to resolve these issues and make accessing data easier for researchers. Once a data…

Everybody Struggles!

Everybody Struggles!
Hello! This blog is part of the series of blogs I am writing during my Outreachy 2020 summer internship with Intermine Boot project in the Intermine Organization.No matter how experienced or novice a person is, everybody experiences struggle at some point in their journey. The statement seems pretty easy to admit to many people. But when you are a beginner stepping your foot in the mammoth field of software development, it’s very difficult to acknowledge that even your mentors or other senior developers would have ever struggled at basic problems like you do. This gap in acknowledgment creates an inferiority complex and makes your journey to the top much more difficult than it should be.Today, I’ll be sharing one such incident where I was stuck on an issue for quite a long time just because I was hesitant to ask someone else. As you read on, I’ll recommend to ignore all the technical jargon in the coming paragraphs if you don’t get it as that’s not essential to the…