Leading the R community forwards in widening the participation of women and other under-represented groups.

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2018/07/30 Di Cook serves as panelist on late breaking session at JSM2018, Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the Statistics Community Organizer blog post

2017/12/8 Girls coding workshop held at Auckland University

2017/12/7 Women’s package writing workshop held at Auckland University, with instructors Hadley Wickham, Jenny Bryan, and Di Cook

2017/10/28 Girls R coding workshop held at the Kathleen Symes library in Melbourne.

2017/07/12 Julie Josse presents the results of the Forwards useR! 2016 survey at useR! 2017 [Video] [Slides].

2017/01/13 Open call to join the taskforce, further details.

2016/11/13 Heather Turner’s presentation from eRum 2016, “Addressing the Gender Gap in the R Project”, now on YouTube [slides].

2016/11/04 Jenny Bryan, Di Cook and Julie Josse are elected as ordinary members of the R Foundation, bringing the total number of women to 5 out of 37.

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