R-Ladies Boston was founded as a way for women and other gender minorities (including but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender) interested in the R programming language to make connections and learn more about R. We hope that members with a range of skills, from "I think I want to learn" to "expert" will feel comfortable in our spaces - we are lucky in Boston to have folks all along this expertise spectrum!
Meetup structure will be guided by the needs of our members - starting from scratch, my intention is to follow a PyLadies-like model: a mix of lightning talks, tutorials, and camaraderie. Events will be free of charge.
Mentorship and leadership roles are limited to members of gender minority groups (described above), however learners of all genders are welcome to learning-focused meetings* as guests of the organization. R-Ladies is emphatically queer and trans friendly.
* We ask that social-only events (pub nite, etc.) be limited to folks in the gender minority
R-Ladies Code of Conduct
R-Ladies is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
This code of conduct applies to all R-Ladies spaces, including meetups, Twitter, Slack, mailing lists, both online and offline. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Founding Members.
Some R-Ladies spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.
If you are being harassed by a member/guest/participant of/at R-Ladies, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Founding Members via firstname.lastname@example.org . Local incidences will be handled together with the local organisers. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.