2016 unconference website

The octopus is very excited for the unconf, it's not attacking the bridge. I would have tried to come up with a cat (rcatladies and all) but cats aren't ocean creatures.
The octopus is very excited for the unconf, it's not attacking the bridge. I would have tried to come up with a cat (rcatladies and all) but cats aren't ocean creatures.

The unconference

For a second year running, rOpenSci is excited to announce another R unconference (it's actually more of a unhackathon) in March 2015 at GitHub's headquarters in San Francisco. We're organizing this event to bring together scientists, developers, and open data enthusiasts from academia, industry, government, and non-profit to get together for a few days and hack on various projects. Past projects have related to open data, data visualization, data publication and open science using R. To ensure a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone who participates, we have a code of conduct.

The Participants

We've assembled an exciting team of R developers and enthusiasts representing academia, industry, government, and various open source projects.

Jenny Bryan

University of British Columbia, rOpenSci

Hadley Wickham


JJ Allaire


Andee Kaplan

Iowa State University

Rich FitzJohn

Macquarie University, rOpenSci

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

Duke University

Stephanie Hicks

Harvard University

Lincoln Mullen

George Mason University

Roger Peng

Johns Hopkins University

Gabor Csardi

Harvard University

Susan Vanderplas

Iowa State University

Gabriela de Queiroz

Sharethrough, R-ladies

Erin LeDell

UC Berkeley

Vince Buffalo

UC Davis

Shaun Jackman

University of British Columbia

Ben Marwick

University of Washington

Dani Ushizima

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Jordan Read

US Geological Survey

Craig Citro


Amy Hodge

Stanford University

Arfon Smith


Tracy Teal

Data Carpentry

Olivia Lau


David Robinson

Princeton University

Joe Cheng


Ryan Hafen

Purdue University

Kellie Ottoboni

UC Berkeley

Ricardo Bion


Gabe Becker

Genentech Research

Timothy Phan

Nation Builder

Michael Waskom

Stanford University

Jack Parmer


Matt Sundquist


Julia Lowndes


Katie Planey

Stanford University

Talita Perciano

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Jamie Afflerbach


Jillian Dunic

University of Massachusetts, Boston

François Michonneau

University of Florida

Susan Holmes

Stanford University

Eric Hare

Iowa State University

Karissa Mckelvey

The Dat Project

Eli Bressert


Ben Ogorek


Join us

Nominations are now closed.

Data Science Social

March 26th, 6-9 pm

We'll be hosting another data science social this year on the evening of the 26th.

The Venue

For a second year we'll be back at GitHub's HQ in SOMA. GitHub's space is perfect for hacking away and offers plenty of space to break out into small groups.

GitHub HQ in SOMA

Schedule of events

All unconference ideas will begin as GitHub issues on the unconf repo a few weeks before the event. However, the actual schedule will not be decided until the morning of the 26th. You can see some of the projects proposed for last year's event. The schedule will be updated here once ready.

The Sponsors

We're extremely grateful to all the sponsors for this year's event.

Platinum Sponsors

Sloan Logo
GitHub Logo

Gold Sponsors

Google logo
plotly Logo

Basic Sponsors

Revolution Analytics Logo
Berkeley Institute for Data Science logo