Welcome to LA!
Runconf in LA.

The unconference

For a fourth year running, rOpenSci is excited to announce another unconference in 2017 with a new venue in ☀ Downtown LA. 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 strict code of conduct and terms and conditions.

The Participants

We are assembling an exciting team of developers and enthusiasts representing academia, industry, government, and various open source projects.

Amelia McNamara

Smith College

Carl Boettiger

UC Berkeley, rOpenSci

Rich FitzJohn

Imperial College London, rOpenSci

Mara Averick

TCB Analytics, data nerd at large

Lori Shepherd


Gábor Csárdi

Living the Dream

Alicia Schep

Stanford University

Andrew MacDonald

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Joseph Stachelek

Michigan State University

Julia Lowndes


Karl Broman

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ali Zaidi


Molly Lewis

University of Chicago

Rachael Tatman

University of Washington

Robert Flight

University of Kentucky

Brooke Anderson

Colorado State University

Sean Kross

Johns Hopkins University

Shannon Ellis

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

William Ampeh

U.S. Federal Reserve Board

Craig Citro


David Smith


Kara Woo

University of Washington, RStudio

Samantha Tyner

Iowa State University

Tim Phan


Elin Waring

Lehman College, CUNY

Erin Grand

Uncommon Schools, R-Ladies NYC

Carl Ganz

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Michael Quinn


Mario Inchiosa


Diana Ly

rOpenSci, UC Berkeley

Join us

The rOpenSci conference is our annual event loosely modeled on Foo Camp. This event is unlike many other unconferences in that it is mostly invite-only (past attendees often recommend new ones) with a few spots set aside for self-nominations from the community at large. The agenda is mostly decided during the conference itself.
Nominations are closed for this year's event but stay tuned for the 2018 announcement around December..

The Venue

Cross Campus, Downtown LA

Cross Campus LA

Schedule of events

All unconference ideas will begin as GitHub issues on the unconf repo in the weeks before the event. However, the actual schedule will not be decided until the morning of the 25th. You can see some of the projects proposed for last year's event.

The Sponsors

In addition to support from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and our fiscal sponsor NumFOCUS, we are extremely grateful to all the sponsors for this year's event. If your organization would like to sponsor the unconf, please email karthik [at] ropensci org for a sponsorship prospectus.

Platinum Sponsors

Sloan Logo
Microsoft Logo

Gold Sponsors

Google Logo

Basic Sponsors

DataCamp Logo