In a year where it has been hard to pay attention to anything not critical to our day-to-day lives, you have continued to share your time, expertise, enthusiasm, and willingness to try things with us. Our staff of developers, researchers, and community builders work to create technical and social infrastructure to lower barriers to working with research data, and you, our community, continually help us push farther.
On behalf of rOpenSci, thank you.
People have submitted their R packages for software peer review (16 package authors)1, reviewed those packages (31 reviewers), contributed code or documentation (84 people made their first code contribution to rOpenSci this year), authored a blog post or tech note (43 community member authors, including 21 first-time authors), shared a use case to help package authors see how their work is being used and help other users imagine how they can apply it (42 people), attended a Community Call (136 people in 19 countries), cited our software (380 citations of 132 packages), asked or answered questions, commented on project ideas, added notes to a public doc, invited us to talk about our work, or gave us a shoutout in a presentation, a post, or on Twitter.
Some people’s volunteer contributions this year warrant a special mention:
- Volunteer Editors for Software Peer Review, Brooke Anderson, Anna Krystalli, Laura DeCicco, Julia Gustavsen, Mauro Lepore, Melina Vidoni, Lincoln Mullen (Editor alumnus), guest editor Ana Laura Diedrichs, plus rOpenSci team members who volunteer as Editors, Karthik Ram, Noam Ross, Maëlle Salmon, Scott Chamberlain (Editor alumnus);
- Steering Committee members for our nascent Statistical Software Peer Review project, Ben Bolker, Leonardo Collado-Torres, Stephanie Hicks, Rebecca Killick, Max Kuhn, Paula Moraga;
- New maintainers of existing rOpenSci packages, Stéphane Guillou, Sergio Ibarra-Espinosa, Amanda Rehbein;
- Presenters in our Community Calls, Carl Boettiger, Scott Chamberlain, Leonardo Collado-Torres, Erin Grand, Matt Jones, Daniella Lowenberg, Karthik Ram, Julia Silge, Elin Waring, Kara Woo;
- Community members who inspired us to quote them in the rOpenSci Community Contributing Guide, Shannon Ellis, Miles McBain, Janani Ravi, Eric Scott, Julia Stewart Lowndes, Jennifer Thompson;
- Contributors to our guides
- rOpenSci Statistical Software Peer Review, François Briatte, Leonardo Collado-Torres, Rich FitzJohn, Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez, Yilong Zhang;
- rOpenSci Packages: Development, Maintenance, and Peer Review, Carl Boettiger, Hugo Gruson, Luke McGuinness, Aaron Wolen, and peer review Editors;
- rOpenSci Community Contributing Guide, Toby Hodges, Julia Stewart Lowndes;
- Plus wisdom from the whole community that isn’t reflected in direct issues and pull requests to specific guides
- Authors of our special covid-era post on Leveraging Open Data Resources for Remote Research, Sam Albers, Brooke Anderson, Robin Lovelace, Ben Marwick, Anton Van de Putte, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Ben Raymond, Louise Slater, Claudia Vitolo, Sam Zipper;
- Captioners for a Community Call who wrote up what they learned, Matthias Grenié, Hugo Gruson;
- External member of our Code of Conduct Committee, Kara Woo;
- rOpenSci Strategic Advisors, Carl Boettiger, Jenny Bryan, Rich FitzJohn.
Thank you all for making rOpenSci.
numbers reported are from Nov 1, 2019 to Oct 31, 2020 ↩︎