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.

Lessons from my first Hackathon

This Mother’s Day weekend, I traveled home to Chicago to attend ProPublica’s Vital Signs Hackathon and surprise my mom for Sunday dinner. This was my first hackathon experience, and I learned a lot.