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Thursday, July 6 • 5:35pm - 5:40pm
**redmineR** and the story of automating *useR!2017* abstract review process

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Keywords: Redmine, project management, API, automation, useR!
Redmine is a popular open-source project management platform with rich capabilities. Luckily it has a RESTful API with bindings for many common programming languages, alas not including R until now. We introduce redmineR, an R interface to Redmine API to close this gap.
As a use case we give a glimpse into useR! conference organizer’s life. The useR!2017 abstract revision process was automated using R and leveraging the capabilities of Redmine with redmineR. Abstracts submitted were extracted from a MySQL database used for the web site back-end and converted into Redmine “issues” with redmineR, automatically split into sub-projects by topics. Reviewers for each topic having access to the corresponding sub-project were automatically notified by Redmine. All communication for the review process also happened inside Redmine with reviewers communicating through comments and assignments. After the review process redmineR was used to poll all abstracts with “Accepted” status to send automatic email notifications to the lucky authors.
  1. Open Analytics, Belgium


Maxim Nazarov

Statistical Consultant, Open Analytics

Thursday July 6, 2017 5:35pm - 5:40pm CEST
3.02 Wild Gallery