Modeling and Beyond: an online community for early-career modelers
I want to share the creation of an online community for early-career modelers. The lack of a visible online community, and the unique challenges faced by modelers in increasingly interdisciplinary (niche) areas has motivated us to start our own community of early career modelers.
You can read our community guidelines and brainstorming ideas of where to take this next - for example, collating resources and cool software/papers; peer code review and mentoring; practice with interdisciplinary communication; and sharing relevant opportunities. Feel free to share any ideas you might have!
We are open to modelers active in any field - bioinformatics, statistical, computational, mathematical, including people interested in learning to model. If you are later in your modeling career and want to support us, that is good too! If you are more interested in collaborating with a modeler, we are developing a space for that too -head here to sign up for updates.
Ways you can get involved:
- Formally join and tell us about yourself
- Request to join the email list - we have a monthly newsletter and publicize events
- Check out our Twitter
- Join us on Discordfor private chats, or the new forum for more public/permanent discussions
If you are unfamiliar with some of these social media platforms, I included some notes and introductory tutorials on my blog.