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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

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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

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

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

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