Welcome to Sydney!
Welcome to Sydney!

The unconference

For a fourth year running, we are excited to announce another rOpenSci OzUnconference in 2019 held in Sydney, 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 later this year.

The Participants

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

Join us

Nominations are closed.
The rOpenSci OzUnconference is an annual event loosely modelled 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.

The Venue

The University of Sydney - Carslaw Building

Carslaw Entrance Carslaw 352 Outside Carslaw 352 and 353

Inside Carslaw 352 Google Maps

The Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to all the sponsors for this year's event.

We are also grateful to our fiscal sponsor, NumFOCUS.

If your organization would like to sponsor the unconf, please email John Ormerod or Steph Stammel at

john.ormerod [at] sydney [dot] edu [dot] au


steph [at] rex-analytics [dot] com

for a sponsorship prospectus.

Platinum Sponsors

Centre for Translational Data Science Logo

Basic Sponsors

Internetrix Logo
Nous Logo
Statistical Society Of Australia Logo
Australian Beuro of Statistics Logo