Women’s Package Development Workshop by R-Ladies Chicago and Forwards
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30am-4pm
Center for Spatial Data Science
5735 S Ellis Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Applications are available at this Google Form. We encourage you to apply, especially if you’ve never developed a package before. We’ll walk you through the basics, and you’ll leave having put together your first R package. Applications for out-of-town attendees will close on January 15, 2019, while applications for attendees based in Chicago will close on February 2, 2019.
Curious about package development, but not sure where to start? This workshop is for you! Run by R-Ladies Chicago, the goal of this workshop is to empower you to start contributing back to the R ecosystem with package development. We’ll be using materials developed by Hadley Wickham, Jenny Bryan, and Di Cook for the Forwards teaching team.
By the end of this day-long workshop, you should know how to:
- make your code into an R package,
- do collaborative coding with GitHub,
- write a vignette or an article,
- build a web page for your package, and
- submit a package to CRAN.
Bring your own code that you want to make into a package, or work with our example.
Cost, Accommodations, and Travel Support
Thanks to funding from the R Consortium, this workshop is free for participants. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
We may be able to provided limited travel grants to out-of-town attendees, so please indicate on the application if you need support. Additionally, please let us know on the application if you will need childcare.
Stephanie Kirmer and Angela Li of R-Ladies Chicago will be co-teaching the workshop. Stephanie is a Senior Data Scientist at Uptake and Angela is the R Spatial Advocate at the Center for Spatial Data Science.
If you would like to be a helper for the workshop, please let us know!
Code of Conduct
Workshop instructors and participants agree to adhere to the R Consortium and R Community Code of Conduct.
Please email angela [at] rladies.org with any questions, and see the main Education page for more information about Forwards teaching initiatives.