I hope anyone could give me their opinion or recommendation. I'm a PhD student from a life science field. But I have been teaching my self
python and a little bit of
MATLAB for the last few months. I was hopping to use this knowledge for molecular dynamics and data analysis. However, the recent lock down of my institute and the fact that I'm in my first year let me with no data or experiment to run to obtain information to process.
I found a very entertaining project which consisted in make a word-cloud from all the abstract from a specific author, from PUBMED. That was really fun, but only from a couple of days.
After that, I found my self with a lot of enthusiasm to continue codding but not so much of ideas for it. I'm doing the https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn/ tutorials to learn more about
CSS, and reading the https://runestone.academy/runestone/books/published/pythonds/index.html book to increase my theoretical and practical knowledge into
python. But, all of this, although useful, I don't feel that is the same as coding and trying to solve problems using computational skills.
So, my question, and sorry for the extensive background, is if there is any community or place to search for open source project where people work with each other, not necessarily for money, actually my idea is to gain tools and knowledge rather than money at this moment.
I tried to convince some friends but, it doesn't go further than creating a
GitHub project. Because I don't have a big portfolio it is difficult to have an internship or a junior position for a couple of months in a company.
Any ideas or comments will are welcome.