R-Ladies Chicago welcomes Mara Averick: Sustainers of the Tidyverse

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600 W Chicago Ave 2nd floor · Chicago, il

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Join us in welcoming tidyverse developer advocate and Twitter #rstats star Mara Averick!

• What we'll do:

5:45-6 -- R tour for beginners; sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/rladiestour
6-6:30 -- Food, Intros & Announcements
6:30-7:10 -- Talk by Mara
7:10-8:00 -- Socializing/Networking/Hanging out

Bio: Mara Averick is the tidyverse developer advocate at RStudio. She got into R by way of a long-time love for the NBA and (fantasy) basketball. When not catering to the every whim of her dogs, she can be found: perusing weird words; indulging her bibliomania; and/or watching, quantifying, and visualizing Archer.

Topic: Sustainers of the Tidyverse
Abstract: If a piece of open-source software is to survive its own success, it must have a healthy community of active contributors. The tidyverse, a collection of R packages for data science with a shared underlying design philosophy, has become popular in no small part because of its usability among those who do not consider themselves to be “programmers.” However, this active base of non-developer users has been a fruitful source of contributions as we’ve sought to highlight aspects of contributing to open source beyond committing lines of code. This talk will cover the technical tools, virtual spaces, and social norms that have enabled and empowered community contributions.

Find Mara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dataandme

Q: Are men welcome to attend this event?
A: Our primary mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. ***As such, we strongly encourage that all men who attend this event have a female or non-binary sponsor, as spots may be limited. Please contact [masked] if you have questions.***

Additionally, please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals.

Thank you to Uptake for hosting us!

• What to bring
Laptop or notebook if you can! Wifi is available and live-tweeting is encouraged.

• Important to know
We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct