Call to Join Forwards

Forwards, the R Foundation taskforce on women and other under-represented groups, is seeking to address issues affecting under-represented groups in general as it works to broaden the participation of women in the R community.

In order to adequately address such issues, we would like to widen the diversity of the taskforce itself. Accordingly, we are inviting people who are part of under-represented groups – be they groups identified by race, gender, sexuality, class or disability – to join us.

The taskforce has teleconferences once every two months, although as the taskforce is spread globally it isn’t possible for all members to attend every time. Therefore online communication is also important and there are occasional meetings within subteams. Subteams work on specific tasks, such as data collection and analysis, social media, or working on recommendations for R Foundation supported activities.

To express your interest or ask for further information, contact us at [email protected] by 31 January 2017.

Credit: Banner image by #WOCinTech Chat.

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