Past Meetup

February OxfordRUG meeting

This Meetup is past

38 people went

St Peter's College

New Inn Hall Street · Oxford OX1 2DL

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The meeting will be held in the Dorfman Centre of St Peter's College

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6:00 pm: Nic Crane -- 10 Steps to Becoming a Tidyverse Contributor

7:00 pm: Pizza and wine!


Nic Crane (

Title: 10 Steps to Becoming a Tidyverse Contributor

Description: In 2018 I became a contributor to the tidyverse and realised that you don't have to be an R expert to get involved. In this talk, I will discuss why I was originally hesitant to contribute to open source, but how the R community made me realise my doubts were unfounded. I'll walk you through the stages of making a pull request to a tidyverse package and discuss my experiences of doing so. Whilst the focus in this talk is on contributing code, I conclude with the other valuable ways you can get involved, whether you've been using R for 2 weeks or 20 years. I'd love to make this talk interactive, so bring any questions you may have!


Oxford RUG is thrilled to be sponsored by Mango Solutions. Thanks to their generosity, there will be pizza from Franco Manca and wine after the meeting. When RSVPing, please answer the question whether you will be staying for pizza (so we get a sense how much pizza to order).