Published in Daniel S. Katz's blog

[Note: In December 2021, I decided to write down my experiences with the founding of US-RSE. Vanessa Sochat convinced me that it would make more sense for all interested US-RSE members to write a collective post, which we have now done as So much of this blog post overlaps that one, but some of it doesn’t, and I’m publishing this as a record of my recollection.