CROSS Participation in GSoC 2019

October 28, 2019

By , Assistant Director 


In February 2019, CROSS was selected as a mentor organization for the Google Summer of Code for a second year. On May 6, GSoC announced that it funded 1276 student projects in 206 open source organizations.

CROSS received four GSoC slots for this year. 

List of 2019 GSoC Projects


Project Title

CROSS Project

Mohd Arshul Mansoori

Actions Library & Example Workflows

Black Swan / Popper

Barbara Dorame

Popper library and REANA workflow engine

Black Swan / Popper

Jayjeet Chakraborty

Popper 2.0

Black Swan / Popper

Ashay Shirwadkar

Extend current processing methods with column-oriented processing via Arrow


All projects were completed successfully in August 2019. (Links to final project reports can be found here. Also see earlier article in BSOE News Beat about this year's GSoC students.)


CROSS was pleased to include our GSoC students in our 4th Annual Research Symposium on October 2-3, 2019. All four student project were represented at the Symposium's poster session, and two of the students -- Barbara Dorame and Ashay Shirwadkar -- were invited to present their projects as part of workshops at the event. 

GSoC Student Posters @ 2019 CROSS Symposium

ashay_shirwadkar_poster.jpg  popper-poster-final-jayjeet.jpg poster-barbara.jpg



CROSS Director Carlos Maltzahn and Assistant Director Stephanie Lieggi participated in the 2019 GSoC Mentors Summit (October 17-20) in Munich, Germany. The Mentors Summit is an unconference that brings together organization administrators and mentors for an opportunity to share experience and network with other GSoC participants. This year's Summit celebrated 15 years of GSoC and included over 300 mentors from 162 organizations and 42 different countries. CROSS presented a lightning talk about our successful GSoC experience, with special focus on the work of Mohd Arshul Mansoori - who's project had a significant impact on the infrastructure for SC19 Student Cluster Competition Challenge.

CROSS would like to thank Google and the GSoC team for enabling this rewarding program. We look forward to GSoC 2020!


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