My useR!2020 tutorial on ggplot2

Today, the useR! 2020 committee announced the July 7th tutorials on twitter. I am so honored and grateful to be one of the selected tutorial leaders! What an amazing group to be a part of!

Getting help in R: do as I say, not as I've done

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett “Try not. Do. Or do not.” - Yoda Why? As promised on Twitter, this is my list of tips for getting help in R.

Reconstructing a plot from the National Weather Service

A no-so-great graphic It’s been snowing a lot lately in Iowa, so someone sent me this tweet about just how much snow we’ve been getting. Instead of getting shocked at the snow, I was shocked at the data visualization.

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.