Main focus this time will be to discuss future directions/projects for ViennaR:

  1. Our goal is to define R-package(s) organized as Github project(s) that can be realised within a timeframe of approx. one year resulting in CRAN release
  2. Agree on the main areas (project streams) - not more than 2, max. 3
  3. Brainstorm on potential project and/or package ideas
  4. Decide on project leads, team members respectively form of collaboration (fork & pull vs. shared repo), type of license (GPL?), etc.

  5. Evaluate interest in active preparation of short analytical topics (monthly or bi-monthly) to be worked off individually or in groups (alternative: as a hackathon)
    e.g. run a short analysis on some topic based on publicly available data; present these @ meetup, compare approaches to project solution.

Example topics could cover

We are looking forward to a fruitful/interesting/controversial discussion!