When designing this logo, think of graphics that communicate: launching, improving, quality, good programming, 12 computer languages - one file format, a path to good programming.
Draw inspiration from command line programming, biology cells as a possible background (?), leaf, cells, something to bring in the biology aspect, the insides of a cell.
We would prefer a logo leaning towards the more abstract rather than using common symbols.
Please no stock imagery, we will be running an image check on all logo designs presented.
The logo will need to be unique and will be used online, in the socials and for branding and identification purposes.
A bit of background on Bionitio
In each language we implement a simple tool that carries out a basic bioinformatics task. The program reads one or more input FASTA files, computes a variety of simple statistics on each file, and prints a tabulated output.
The purpose of the tool is to provide an easy-to-understand working example that is built on best-practice software engineering principles. It can be used as a basis for learning and as a solid foundation for starting new projects. We provide a script called bionitio-boot.sh for starting new projects from bionitio, which saves time and ensures good programming practices are adopted from the beginning (see below for details).
An additional advantage of bionitio is that it allows us to compare programming styles in different languages and programming paradigms.
Bionitio is intended to work on POSIX-like operating systems (such as Linux and OSX). It has not been tested extensively on variants of the Windows operating system.