March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Thursday, March 14 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
R Consortium: Striving to Address Diversity Issues in Open Source - Gabriela de Queiroz, IBM & David Smith, Microsoft

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With a Wikipedia page dedicated to the lack of diversity across the Open Source movement, there is a spotlight shining on this issue and a feeling of urgency by many in the community to address. R Consortium has made an effort to make diversity an ingrained part of its culture, and wants to share our learnings and best practices for helping build a vibrant diverse community, including our partnership with R-Ladies, which includes over 32,000 members across 127 groups representing 40 countries. Hear from R Consortium Board and members as they discuss their experiences in developing this project’s diversity plans and priorities. Get the perspective or those leading R-Ladies to hear first-hand what they are doing to promote gender diversity in the R community, which is has 2 million users across every continent. R is one of the most popular programming languages for Data Science worldwide.

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Gabriela de Queiroz

Sr. Developer Advocate/Manager, IBM
Gabriela de Queiroz is a Sr. Engineering & Data Science Manager and a Sr. Developer Advocate at IBM where she leads the CODAIT Machine Learning Team. She works in different open source projects and is actively involved with several organizations to foster an inclusive community. She... Read More →
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David Smith

Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Ask me about R at Microsoft, the R Consortium, or the Revolutions blog.

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Salon 3