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Help us build capacity of open software users and developers with Hacktoberfest

October 2, 2017
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Help us build capacity of open software users and developers with Hacktoberfest

One of rOpenSci’s aims is to build capacity of software users and developers and foster a sense of pride in their work. What better way to do that than to encourage you to participate in Hacktoberfest, a month-long celebration of open source software...

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Community Call – rOpenSci Software Review and Onboarding

August 31, 2017
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Are you thinking about submitting a package to rOpenSci's open peer software review? Considering volunteering to review for the first time? Maybe you're an experienced package author or reviewer and have ideas about how we can improve. Join our Community Call on Wednesday, September 13th. We want to get your feedback and we'd love to answer your questions! Agenda Welcome (Stefanie Butland,...

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Chat with the rOpenSci team at upcoming meetings

August 11, 2017
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You can find members of the rOpenSci team at various meetings and workshops around the world. Come say 'hi', learn about how our packages can enable your research, or about our onboarding process for contributing new packages, discuss software sustainability or tell us how we can help you do open and reproducible research. Where's rOpenSci? When Who ...

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The Value of #Welcome

July 18, 2017
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The Value of #Welcome

I’m participating in the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP), funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The inaugural cohort of Fellows is made up of 17 community managers working in a wide range of scientific communities. This is cross-posted from the Trellis blog as part of a series of reflections that the CEFP Fellows are sharing. In my...

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Bringing Together People and Projects at Unconf17

June 2, 2017
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Bringing Together People and Projects at Unconf17

We held our 4th annual unconference in Los Angeles, May 25-26, 2017. Scientists, R-software users and developers, and open data enthusiasts from academia, industry, government, and non-profits came together for two days to hack on projects they dreamed up and to give our online community an opportunity to connect in-person. The result? 70 people from 7 countries on 3 continents...

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Chat with the rOpenSci team at upcoming meetings

May 1, 2017
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You can find members of the rOpenSci team at various meetings and workshops around the world. Come say 'hi', learn about how our packages can enable your research, or about our onboarding process for contributing new packages, discuss software sustainability or tell us how we can help you do open and reproducible research. Where's rOpenSci? When Who ...

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Community Call v13 – How to ask questions so they get answered! Possibly by yourself!

February 17, 2017
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Our Community Call on Tuesday, March 7th, 8-9 AM PST, will cover "How to ask questions so they get answered! Possibly by yourself!". Asking questions about programming is a skill you can develop - we're not just born with it. The speakers will cover some of the background and skills you'll need to increase your chances of having your...

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Apply to attend rOpenSci unconf 2017!

February 2, 2017
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Apply to attend rOpenSci unconf 2017!

For a fourth year running, we are excited to announce the rOpenSci unconference, our annual event loosely modeled on Foo Camp. We're organizing #runconf17 to bring together scientists, developers, and open data enthusiasts from academia, industry, government, and non-profits to get together for a couple of days to hack on various projects and generally enrich our community. The agenda...

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