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Volunteer opportunities in BOINC for Mac Developers
26 Mar 2019   

Summary
Are you a Mac developer? The team of volunteers supporting BOINC is looking for experienced Mac developers to help support and maintain the software that World Community Grid and other distributed computing projects depend on for scientific research.

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is an open-source software platform that makes projects like World Community Grid possible. BOINC, which is maintained by a team of volunteer developers, is searching for Mac experts who are willing to volunteer alongside them. This is a chance for volunteer computing enthusiasts with Mac development skills to contribute to the development and maintenance of a crucial program.

Tasks include monitoring BOINC developer email lists and GitHub list for reports of Mac-related issues, investigating and resolving issues, and creating builds of the BOINC Mac client for testing and distribution.

Skills Needed

  • Good understanding of UNIX APIs and programming techniques/tools
  • Familiarity with Xcode
  • Familiarity with wxWidgets (or willingness to learn)
  • Able to contribute 1-2 hours per week to follow issues and pull requests on GitHub, occasionally more hours when there is a fix required

There's additional information here on the BOINC website. You can ask questions or indicate your interest on the BOINC developer mailing list at https://groups.google.com/a/ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/#!forum/boinc_dev

Feel free to forward this along to any Mac developers who may be interested in volunteer opportunities to support scientific research.



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