Lessons learned at rstudio::conf

rstudio::conf was the most exciting and exhausting conference I have ever attended, and I’m not quite sure my introvert1 self is fully recovered yet, but here goes. What follows is a list of things I learned about attending conferences, about R, and about myself while attending rstudio::conf.

Why the Uncoast Unconf?

Announcing the Uncoast Unconference! I’m very excited to announce this event, which we have been working on for several months and thinking about for years. The Uncoast Unconf (#uncoastUnconf), to be held April 14-16, 2019, in Des Moines, IA, is for R users and developers living off-coast in the US to come together for collaboration and community building.

Where does the U.S. Government Keep its Data?

Non-exhaustive list of R Package Sources for getting government data: federalregister ropengov censusapi censusr tidycensus elevater Principal Statistical Agency Programs Inspiration and primary source for all of this information: Statistical Programs of the United States Government Fiscal Year 2017

An Introduction to Footwear Impression Evidence for Statisticians

What is footwear impression evidence? In the mess of a crime scene, one of the most abundant pieces of evidence is a shoe outsole impression. A shoe outsole impression is the trace of a shoe that is left behind when the pattern of the sole is transferred in some way to the walking surface.

Figure Skating and Forensic Science: they have more in common than you'd think!

You’re probably wondering where on Earth the title of this post comes from. Well, as a postdoc at CSAFE, I think about forensic science pretty much every day. And as a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, I listen to podcasts pretty much every day.