One of our first activities was to assess what skill sets people had in the room. I am particularly interested in opportunities for us to all learn from each other, so we spent some time having folks indicate whether they were a novice or an expert on the following topics:
- data munging
- graphic design
- statistical analysis
Of course this type of work needs more skills than that, but these are some keys ones. It turned out that we have a good distribution of skills levels on all these topics!
Here are the big papers we used, so you can see for yourself!