GSOC Wrap Up

R hyperSpec GSOC Guest Post

Guest post by Erick Oduniyi

Erick Oduniyi
GSOC_logo Well, things have been busy lately! As reported back in May, I’ve been participating in Google Summer of Code which has now wrapped up. This was very rewarding for me, but today I want to share a guest post by Erick Oduniyi, the very talented student on the project. Bryan

Checking in from Kansas!

This past summer (2020) I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC or GSOC). As stated on the the GSOC website, GSOC is a “global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open-source organization on a 3-month programming project during their break from school.”

This was a particularly meaningful experience as it was my last undergraduate summer internship. I’m a senior studying computer engineering at the University of Kansas, and at the beginning of the summer I still didn’t feel super comfortable working on public (open-source) projects. So, I thought this program would help build my confidence as a computer and software engineer. Moreover:

In the process I hoped to:

And through a lot of hard work all of those things came to be! Truthfully, even though the summer project was successful there is still a lot of work to do:

So, I’m excited to continue to work with the team! I think there are a ton of ideas I and the team have and hopefully we will get to explore them in deeper context. Speaking of the team, I have them to thank for an awesome GSOC 2020 experience. If you are interested in the journey that was the GSoC 2020 experience (perhaps you might be interested in trying the program next year), then please feel free to jump around here to get a feel for the things that I learned and how I worked with the r-hyperspec team this summer.

Best, E. Oduniyi


For attribution, please cite this work as

Oduniyi (2020, Sept. 8). Chemometrics & Spectroscopy Using R: GSOC Wrap Up. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {Oduniyi, Erick},
  title = {Chemometrics & Spectroscopy Using R: GSOC Wrap Up},
  url = {},
  year = {2020}