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Do you maintain an open-source project like an R package or a collection thereof, and wonder how to best use various communication channels to inform and engage with your community of users?We’ve consolidated this list of tips.Some of them are required in our opinion, others are simply nice to have.Required: Having good release notes Since you’re developing a product, the first act of communication is to write informative release notes.Release

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Authors Francisco Cardozo, Yanina Bellini Saibene, Camille Santistevan, Lou Woodley

The goal of the rOpenSci Champions Program is to enable more members of historically excluded groups to participate in, benefit from, and become leaders in the R, research software engineering, and open source and open science communities. This program includes 1-on-1 mentoring for the Champions as they complete a project and perform outreach activities in their local communities.

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Now that you have created your package, presenting it to the world is a crucial step to gain visibility and attract users . Marketing your package effectively contributes to reaching the people your package can support, finding users to assist you in maintaining and improving your package and allowing you to learn about how people use it. In this blog post we suggest a series of activities and tools for advertising your

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Authors Yanina Bellini Saibene, Mark Padgham, Kara Woo, Natalia Morandeira

Our community is our best asset. It’s so important to us, it’s in our mission statement. We recognize that communities are not inclusive by default; they require deliberate attention, including an enforceable Code of Conduct. rOpenSci is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free experience for everyone.

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Authors Ezekiel Adebayo Ogundepo, Sehrish Kanwal, Andrea Gomez Vargas, Liz Hare, Francesca Belem Lopes Palmeira, Yi-Chin Sunny Tseng, Mirna Vazquez Rosas Landa, Erika Siregar, Jacqui Levy, Yanina Bellini Saibene

The rOpenSci Champions Program starts this 2024 with a new cohort of Champions. We are pleased to introduce you to our Champions and their projects!Ezekiel Adebayo Ogundepo Hello, I’m Ezekiel, a data science professional deeply fascinated by the intersection of mathematics, statistics, and real-world challenges.

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Authors Yanina Bellini Saibene, Mark Padgham, Kara Woo

The rOpenSci community is supported by our Code of Conduct with a clear description of unacceptable behaviors,instructions on how to make a report, and information on how reports are handled. We, the Code of Conduct Committee,are responsible for receiving, investigating, deciding, enforcing and reporting on all reports of potentialviolations of our Code.

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Author Bilikisu Wunmi Olatunji

Being a part of the rOpenSci Champion’s program has been a transformative experience, pushing me to explore the world of R package development and contribute to the world of open science. While my initial project proposal took a different route, the unexpected journey led me to create a valuable tool that I am proud to call my own – an R package ChartkickR.

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It was 2015, a Political Science master’s student had to process data to hand in his thesis and decided to take the opportunity to learn how to use R. To the long and winding road of the academic requirement was added an extra degree of difficulty: incorporating programming software from scratch, with a somewhat steep learning curve.

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Authors Apoorv Anand, Bruna Wundervald, Eunseop Kim, Emi Tanaka, François Michonneau, Francisco Cardozo, Erle Holgersen, Marie Vendettuoli, Jonathan Keane, Yanina Bellini Saibene

One important aspect of rOpenSci’s mission is to build capacity and promote passionate community members who help the open science and open source software community grow and improve. The rOpenSci Champions Program is a unique opportunity for us to identify, recognize, and reward such individuals and support them in their work to improve their communities and the wider ecosystem.