rOpenSci | Mentoring & training program for Scientific Open Source Champions · Community Call
July 25, 2023

Mentoring & training program for Scientific Open Source Champions

Champions programs are designed to identify, recognize, and reward emerging leaders within a community. The rOpenSci Champions Program is part of a series of activities and projects we are carrying out to ensure our research software serves everyone in our communities, which means that it needs to be sustainable and open, and built by and for all groups.

On this call Beatriz Milz, Victor Ordu and Carolina Pradier will share their experience of being rOpenSci mentors and champions. We will highlight the benefits of being part of the program for you and for your community, what kind of learning, activities and opportunities an open source community champions program provides. Yani will present the details of our Champion Program and answer all your question about it.

See below for speaker bios and resources.


Portrait of Beatriz Milz
Beatriz Milz

I’m a mentor in the rOpenSci’s Champions Program. I’m an R-Ladies co-organizer in São Paulo - Brazil and a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Sciences at University of São Paulo. I also work as a Data Scientist and an R teacher at Curso-R. I am a tidyverse instructor certified by Posit, and a co-organizer of communities and events, such as Latin-R, R-Ladies São Paulo and satRday São Paulo.

Portrait of Victor Ordu
Victor Ordu

I’m a medical doctor with many years of experience in the Nigerian healthcare space. I’m an independent consultant for the UN and international NGOs working in Nigeria, and R has been the focus of much of my work. I also conduct R training programs for public and private organizations in Nigeria. I’m the author of R packages; one is part of my project as rOpenSci Champion.

Portrait of Carolina Pradier
Carolina Pradier

I am an economist and data scientist. I have a degree in Economics, and I am currently finishing my Master’s degree in Labour Studies, both at the University of Buenos Aires. I work as a research and teaching assistant at CEPED-UBA and I’m also an active member of Ecofeminita’s economics and data team (ecofemidata) and maintainer of the eph R package, which is my project as rOpenSci Champion.