rOpenSci community calls are online events with the fundamental goal of strengthening our community. We have the additional goals of reinforcing our mission and values, informing people on technical and social topics, bringing different stakeholders’ perspectives to light, and identifying unmet needs on a topic. Calls can include one to six speakers, or a moderated panel discussion. They run for an hour and consist of 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes for questions from the audience. Generally, our calls attract fairly large audiences and we see significant representation from academia, government, and industry.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://ropensci.org/blog/2021/02/02/ropensci-community-calls/