The R Consortium, Community and Ecosystem
Having recently reached the milestone of awarding more than one million dollars in cash grants, the R Consortium has established itself as a valued supporter of the R Community and an innovative contributor to the R Ecosystem. In this talk, I will briefly survey the R Ecosystem and then describe the role the R Consortium plays in supporting the community and enhancing and expanding the R Ecosystem. I will describe the R Consortium’s grant process, the mechanics of how it works, and highlight some of the major projects that have been funded. I will also describe the accomplishments of R Consortium working groups and how they have become vehicles for collaboration and consensus building for ambitious and large scale projects that benefit the R Community. I will close with describing the various ways that both individuals and large organizations can participate in R Consortium activities.
Biography (발표자 소개)
Joseph, RStudio’s “Ambassador at Large” to the R Community and editor of the R Views blog, has been focused on promoting the R language and supporting the R Community since he joined Revolution Analytics in 2009. In addition to serving on the R Consortium’s Board of Directors, he is a member of the ISC technical committee, and administers the R User Group Support Program. Before joining Revolution Analytics, Joseph worked as a statistician for a health care economics consulting firm. Earlier in his career he held technical, marketing, and sales positions with several prominent Silicon Valley startups, and worked as a programmer analyst for government contractors supporting NASA and various DoD agencies. Joseph is a member of the ASA, and a Life Member of the IEEE. Joseph studied Classics and Mathematics as an undergraduate at Franklin & Marshall College and earned an M.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in Computational Statistics from the California State University. You can follow him on Twitter as @RStudioJoe.