rOpenSci OzUnconf
22-23 November 2018 • Melbourne • Australia

The OzUnconference

For a third year running, we are excited to announce another rOpenSci OzUnconference in 2018 held in Melbourne, Australia. 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.

All OzUnconference ideas will begin as GitHub issues on the OzUnconf repo in the weeks before the event. However, the actual schedule will not be decided until the morning of the 22nd. You can see some of the projects proposed for last year’s event in Australia, and the projects proposed at the unconf in Seattle earlier this year.


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

Join us (Nominations have now closed)

The rOpenSci OzUnconference 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 the ozunconf 2018, but stay tuned for the 2019 ozunconf announcement mid 2019.


The event will be hosted at the University of Melbourne Arts West North Wing Rooms 453-455, Building 148a University of Melbourne