.rprofile: Julia Silge

June 8, 2018

By: Kelly O'Briant

Dr. Julia Silge [@juliasilge on Twitter] is a data scientist at Stack Overflow. We talked about why R brings Julia joy, her path to a career in data science and what it was like to co-write a book for O’Reilly Media. This interview occurred on February 3, 2018 at the RStudio Conference in San Diego. KO: What is your name, job title, and how long have you been using R?

.rprofile: Noam Ross

April 13, 2018

By: Kelly O'Briant

Dr. Noam Ross [@noamross on Twitter] is a disease ecologist at EcoHealth Alliance in NYC, as well as an editor for rOpenSci. Topics of discussion included Noam’s history with R and rOpenSci, working in a team-driven research environment, and inspirations for pushing research processes and rOpenSci projects in exciting new directions. KO: What is your name, job title, and how long have you been using R? NR: I’m Noam Ross, I’m a Senior Research Scientist at EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit that works at the intersection of conservation and health.

.rprofile: Julia Stewart Lowndes

February 9, 2018

By: Sean Kross  |  Kelly O'Briant

Dr. Julia Stewart Lowndes [@juliesquid on Twitter] is the Science Program Lead for the Ocean Health Index and works at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. She and Sean Kross discussed how data science, open science, and community can help reproducibility in research. [This interview occurred at the 2017 rOpenSci unconference] SK: I’m Sean Kross, I’m the CTO of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab. Today I’m interviewing Julia Stewart Lowndes.

Introducing Maëlle Salmon, rOpenSci’s new Research Software Engineer

January 29, 2018

By: Stefanie Butland  |  Scott Chamberlain

We’re very pleased to be introducing someone who needs no introduction in the R community. Join us in welcoming Maëlle Salmon to rOpenSci as a Research Software Engineer (part time, working from Nancy, France). We’d like to formally introduce her here and share a bit about the kinds of things she’ll be working on. Maëlle did a B.Sc. in Biology with an emphasis on maths and quantitative work, two Masters degrees - one in Ecology and one in Public Health - and a Ph.

.rprofile: Karthik Ram

January 12, 2018

By: Kelly O'Briant

Karthik Ram is a Data Scientist at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and Berkeley Institute for Global Change Biology. He is a co-founder of rOpenSci, a collective to support the development of R-based tools which facilitate open science and access to open data. In this interview, Karthik and I discuss the birth of rOpenSci, tools and life hacks for staying sane while managing the constant stress of work fires and the importance of saying no.

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