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Incubator: Strategies to build a strong AsiaR Community
Thursday, 08/July/2021:
3:30am - 4:30am

Session Chair: Janani Ravi
Session Chair: Adithi R. Upadhya
Zoom Host: Jyoti Bhogal
Replacement Zoom Host: Olgun Aydin
Virtual location: The Lounge #incubator_asiar

Session Topics:
Community and Outreach

ID: 342 / [Single Presentation of ID 342]: 1
Topics: Community and Outreach
Keywords: Community building, R in Asia, Education and outreach, Diversity

Incubator: Strategies to build a strong AsiaR Community

Adithi R. Upadhya1, Dr. Janani Ravi2

1ILK Labs, India; 2Michigan State University, United States of America

R has been a very inclusive community and collective learning has always helped, with many users of R in Asian countries we can as well have a strongly knit community for R’s users. Inspired by the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) R, AfricaR, and LatinR user groups, we propose a similar panel discussion to connect and strengthen the R community in Asia. We aim to target participants who are active R users and/or learners who have not been engaged with any R community and we want to invite panelists who are successful R developers/educators/community leaders in various Asian countries. Our goal is to build a diverse and vibrant R community within Asia. We wish to connect Asian useRs to each other, identify Asian R speakers/participants and facilitate regular webinars, workshops. We want to address the lower participation of Asian, specially Asian Underrepresented Minorities in local meetups and international conferences like useR! 2021, discuss and learn about best practices for nucleating and sustaining an engaged community. We also would like to understand how people from various backgrounds and organisations engage the community for assistance. We also wish to build a strong enough community to host a AsiaR conference in the upcoming years.