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Re: Give us your feedback on a R Certification to teach & verify skilled R Professionals

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

My apologies as the links were removed by my email client. 

More information on the group at https://wiki.r-consortium.org/view/R_Certification


Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation
ASWF, ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic



On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 4:58 PM John Mertic <jmertic@...> wrote:
R-Users and Community! 
 
As you may already be aware of, there has been an increase in the demand for R – both from employers looking for skilled R-users and professionals looking to further improve their skills. However, there is still an arguable shortage of skilled R users who possess quality skills in R, and the R community lacks the means for differentiating quality professionals from under-qualified users.

To respond to this issue, R Consortium has joined a working group of R-enthusiasts to create an R Certification to allow professionals and students to acquire fundamental skills and knowledge of the language. Creation of this certification also aims to help recruiters identify and assess the skills of potential recruits. More information about this initiative can be found here.
 
We created a quick 5-minute survey about the needs of those who use R and/or work with others using R. Please respond to this survey to help the group in creation of this certification.

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation
ASWF, ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

Give us your feedback on a R Certification to teach & verify skilled R Professionals

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

R-Users and Community! 
 
As you may already be aware of, there has been an increase in the demand for R – both from employers looking for skilled R-users and professionals looking to further improve their skills. However, there is still an arguable shortage of skilled R users who possess quality skills in R, and the R community lacks the means for differentiating quality professionals from under-qualified users.

To respond to this issue, R Consortium has joined a working group of R-enthusiasts to create an R Certification to allow professionals and students to acquire fundamental skills and knowledge of the language. Creation of this certification also aims to help recruiters identify and assess the skills of potential recruits. More information about this initiative can be found here.
 
We created a quick 5-minute survey about the needs of those who use R and/or work with others using R. Please respond to this survey to help the group in creation of this certification.

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation
ASWF, ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ISC Funded Projects call for proposals now open through 2018-10-31

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

R Consortium members and community,

We are pleased to announce the fall grant call for proposals for the ISC Funded Projects program. Deadline for application is 2018-10-31. Learn more at https://www.r-consortium.org/announcement/2018/09/25/fall-2018-isc-call-for-proposals

We encourage you to share this news with your networks! Please use the following suggested tweet.

Be a part of driving sustainability in the #rstats community by applying for the @RConsortium ISC Funded Projects program. Accepting grant applications through 2018-10-31 - learn more at https://www.r-consortium.org/announcement/2018/09/25/fall-2018-isc-call-for-proposals

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/159SU

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ANNOUNCE: R Consortium Funded Projects update for Q2 2018

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

R Consortium ISC has announced the latest updates from it's Funded Projects. You can read more on the R Consortium Blog:


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.@RConsortium continues #sustainable investments in the #rstats community. Check out the latest ISC Funded Projects updates at http://bit.ly/2MlPPWU

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/egbmE

Thank you,

John Mertic
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New blog post - Should R Consortium Recommend CII Best Practices Badge for R Packages: Latest Survey Results

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

Check out the latest blog post today on the R Consortium blog, which outlines the survey work done by Mark Hornick as the ISC assesses the community response to using the CII Best Practices Badge for the R package ecosystem.


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Should @RConsortium Recommend CII Best Practices Badge for R Packages: Latest Survey Results https://www.r-consortium.org/blog/2018/07/26/should-r-consortium-recommend-cii-best-practices-badge-for-r-packages-latest-survey-results @linuxfoundation 

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/0a149 

Thank you,

John Mertic
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New blog post with Micheal Kane on the upcoming R/Medicine 2018 conference

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

Please checkout our latest blog post, an interview with Micheal Kane on the R/Medicine community, the upcoming R/Medicine 2018 conference, and his views on the future of the R community.


Please share this with your networks! You can use the below suggested tweet.

Checkout the @rconsortium interview of Michael Kane on the upcoming #RMedicine18 conference and how it will positively impact the #rstats community http://bit.ly/2uJHCSm

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/1Uk0f

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ANNOUNCEMENT: R Consortium activities at Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver - August 29th - 31st, 2018

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

R Consortium community members,

We are announcing today the R Consortium activities at this year's Open Source Summit North America, being held August 29th - 31st, 2018 in Vancouver, BC. This year we have two activities at the event:
We encourage all of you to attend the event this August. You can use registration code OSSNA18COM15 to save 15% on your registration costs.

Please share the news with your networks. You can use the suggested tweet below:

Come learn about @rconsortium #sustainable #community investment and @RLadiesGlobal driving #diversity and #inclusion in the #rstats community at #OSSummit next month https://bit.ly/2L2JXlf

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/fi283 

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

R Consortium is soliciting feedback on R package best practices

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

R Consortium today posted a blog post to soliciting feedback on R package best practices. The ISC is looking for community input in adopting the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badge Program as a way for R statisticians and companies leveraging R worldwide to ensure the R packages they use are maintained in a secure and sustainable way. 


We encourage you to spread the word throughout your channels! Please use the suggested tweet below.

Suggested Tweet:

.@RConsortium is soliciting your feedback on R package best practices and adoption of Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badge Program in #rstats community http://bit.ly/2HILy9v

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/9P0QF

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

Announcing R Community Diversity and Inclusion ISC Working Group

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

R Consortium members and community,

R Consortium today has posted a blog post in light of it's sponsorship of R/Finance 2018, along with it's announcement the creation of a new ISC working group. 

The goal of the R Community Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (RCDI-WG) is to broadly consider how the R Consortium can best encourage and support diverse and inclusion. The short-term priority is to define and publicise on best practices for R community events, and ensure that events funded by the R consortium adhere to those guidelines. In the long term, the RCDI-WG will think about how diversity and inclusion can we woven throughout all R consortium activities.


We encourage you to share this news with your networks! Please use the suggested tweets below:

ANNOUNCEMENT: @RConsortium creates a new working group with participation from @RLadiesGlobal, @R_Forwards, and #rstats conferences to build community wide #diversity and #conduct guidelines http://bit.ly/2HtDycg

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/592Kc

With the goal of broadly considering how the #rstats community can best encourage and support diverse and inclusion, @RConsortium today announces "R Community Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (RCDI-WG)" http://bit.ly/2HtDycg

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/zb5ls

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ANNOUNCE: R Consortium ISC Funded Project grant recipients for Spring 2018

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

We are pleased to announce the R Consortium ISC Funded Project grant recipients for Spring 2018 today, with 7 grants awarded that bring the overall funding of R Consortium projects to over $650,000 USD to date. You can read the announcement blog post at https://www.r-consortium.org/announcement/2018/05/29/announcing-the-r-consortium-isc-funded-project-grant-recipients-for-spring-2018

Suggested tweets:

We are pleased to announce the R Consortium ISC Funded Project grant recipients for Spring 2018, learn more about the projects at http://bit.ly/2IVEI1D #rstats

Click to tweet: https://ctt.ac/aaCfl

R Consortium continues sustainable invest in the #rstats community, now with over $650,000 USD of grants awarded to date. Read about the newest grant recipients at http://bit.ly/2IVEI1D

Click to tweet: https://ctt.ac/9LHle

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ANNOUNCEMENT: R-Ladies as top level ISC project

John Mertic <jmertic@...>
 

Today we are publicly announcing that R-Ladies is a top level ISC project. You can read more about the announcement at https://www.r-consortium.org/announcement/2018/03/27/r-consortium-welcomes-r-ladies-as-a-top-level-project

We encourage you to share the news with your networks! Please use the suggested tweets below:

ANNOUNCEMENT: @RConsortium welcomes @RLadiesGlobal as it's newest top level project https://www.r-consortium.org/announcement/2018/03/27/r-consortium-welcomes-r-ladies-as-a-top-level-project #rstats

Driving a more diverse and inclusive R community, @RConsortium solifidies it's investment in @RLadiesGlobal as a top level project https://www.r-consortium.org/announcement/2018/03/27/r-consortium-welcomes-r-ladies-as-a-top-level-project #rstats #diversity

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

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