Community Call - Writing Packages to Support Research Communities - zoon & greta

January 3, 2018

By: Stefanie Butland

Join our Community Call on Tuesday, January 30th (January 31 for our Australian friends) Nick Golding, 2017 rOpenSci Fellow, will talk about two R packages he has developed recently. zoon aims to promote open and reproducible research in ecological modeling by helping researchers share their code in a modular way and produce reproducible research artifacts. Nick has recently been trying to bootstrap a community around this idea and says this is a much harder problem.

Community Call - rOpenSci Software Review and Onboarding

August 31, 2017

By: Stefanie Butland

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, rOpenSci Community Manager, 5 min) guest: Noam Ross, editor (15 min) Noam will give an overview of the rOpenSci software review and onboarding, highlighting the role editors play and how decisions are made about policies and changes to the process.

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

February 17, 2017

By: Stefanie Butland

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 questions answered by your peers or by a busy expert.

Highlights and Resources from Community Call v12: How do I create a code of conduct for my event/lab/codebase?

December 21, 2016

By: Stefanie Butland

Our Community Call on December 15th covered a big topic in tech communities: “How do I create a code of conduct for my event/lab/codebase?”. Here, we cover some of the key themes and considerations that arose from the discussion and point to curated resources and examples to follow when developing a code of conduct (CoC) for your community. Three guest speakers shared different perspectives. Dr Pauline Barmby talked about the process and lessons learned as Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry recently updated their CoC; Ms Safia Abdalla talked about “Codes of conduct for open source: the stuff no one tells you”; and Dr Titus Brown talked about his lab CoC.

Community Call v12 - How do I create a code of conduct for my event/lab/codebase?

October 31, 2016

By: Stefanie Butland

In order to facilitate a transformation towards open and reproducible research, rOpenSci is building and improving not only the technical infrastructure, but the social infrastructure as well. To support this, occasionally a Community Call will focus on a topic that reflects the values of rOpenSci. The first of these, on Thursday, December 15th, 8-9 AM PST, will be on “How do I create a code of conduct for my event/lab/codebase?

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