Yanina Bellini Saibene

Argentina Argentina

Yani is rOpenSci Community Manager, R-Ladies Project Lead, and professor at several universities in Argentina and Uruguay. She has a background in Information Systems and Agricultural Research (she was a researcher at the Argentine National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) for 24 years). She also has an M.S. in Data Mining and Knowledge Management. She is a passionate instructor and loves writing and talking about data management, data science, and artificial intelligence in her field. She was global coordinator of useR!2021, chair of the Argentine Congress of Agroinformatics (CAI) and general chair of the Argentine Conference on Informatics and Operational Research (JAIIO). She is also a Community leader: she co-founds MetaDocencia, LatinR, and R-Ladies Santa Rosa and is a member of The Carpentries Executive Council, R-Ladies Global Team, RForwards Core Team, R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee, R4DS_ES, useR! Working Group, MiR, Open Heroines and Sociedad Argentina de Informática. She also led and was part of several volunteer teams that translated Data Science and teaching material into Spanish. She is a prolific international bilingual speaker and teacher thanks to these communities.

Community Contributions

R-Ladies Project Lead

I've been the R-Ladies Project Lead since 2022. I continue in this role. This role is given by the R Consortium to the person who represents R-Ladies in their Infrastructure Steering Committee. R-LADIES IS A WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROMOTE GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE R COMMUNITY. The R community suffers from an under-representation of minority genders (including but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender) in every role and area of participation, whether as leaders, package developers, conference speakers, conference participants, educators, or users (see recent stats). As a diversity initiative, the mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently under-represented in the R community. R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting minority gender R enthusiasts to achieve their programming potential, by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers to facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.
Other / 12-31-2023

Member The Carpentries Executive Council and Board of Directors

I'm part of the Board of Directors of The Carpentries Incorporated and a member of the Executive Council of The Carpentries project fiscal sponsored by Communities Initiatives. I have had this position since 2022. The community elected me to serve in the EC and was invited by the organization to serve in the BoD. I have had this position since 2023. The Carpentries teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.
Other / 12-01-2023

Member R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee,

I'm part of the RConsortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC). This committee is responsible for the identification, selection and oversight of infrastructure projects, as well as directing best practices and community leadership within the R community. Voting representatives are appointed by the Platinum and Silver members of the R Consortium, as well as an elected member from the Silver membership class, and the project leads for all top-level projects as directed in the ISC Charter. I have served on this committee during 2022 and 2023. I'm still holding this position.
Other / 12-01-2023

Introducing rOpenSci Mentors - Cohort 2023-2024

One important aspect of rOpenSci’s mission is to build capacity and promote passionate community members who help the open science and open source software community grow and improve. The rOpenSci Champions Program is a unique opportunity for us to identify, recognize, and reward such individuals and support them in their work to improve their communities and the wider ecosystem. Mentors play a vital role in the rOpenSci Champions Program by helping select Champions and advising and inspiring their mentees. They also help to shape this program by providing feedback and proposing activities and tools. This year, the rOpenSci Team reviewed 28 applications from community member in various disciplines and from different countries to select ten mentors. We are pleased to introduce you to our mentors for the cohort 2023-2024!
Blogpost / 11-29-2023