February 2, 2017 From rOpenSci (https://ropensci.org/blog/2017/02/02/unconf2017/). Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under the CC-BY license.
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 is mostly decided during the unconference itself. Past projects have related to open data, data visualization, data publication and open science using R. This event is unlike many other unconferences in that it is primarily invite-only, with a few spots set aside for self-nominations from the community at large. That’s you!
rOpenSci is committed to providing a welcoming community for all participants. One of our priorities is to increase and retain the diversity of contributors to open research by helping people “see what they can be”. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ, differently-abled individuals, and any other underrepresented minorities in research. To ensure a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone who participates, we follow a code of conduct.
Where: Downtown Los Angeles, CA
When: May 25-26th, 2017
Apply: If you’d like to attend, it only takes a few minutes to nominate yourself. Submissions close Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at midnight Pacific Time.
We’re grateful to our sponsors for making #runconf17 possible.
Questions? Contact info at ropensci org