September Double Header: Make a Personal Website with Blogdown in R

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John Crerar Library

5730 S Ellis Ave · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Enter at the front, walk to the back of the library and go up the stairs (or take the elevator) to find room 390.

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**Note: This is one of two R-Ladies Chicago events happening this month for our Northside-Southside double header, one in Hyde Park on 9/24, and another in Evanston on 9/26. Choose one or attend both!**

R-Ladies Board Member Angela Li will lead a workshop on setting up your first website with the blogdown R package. By the end of this workshop, you will learn to make a template website for your personal or academic pursuits!

• Prerequisites
We ask that R-Ladies who are interested in this event please install R and RStudio ahead of time, as well as the "blogdown" package (details here:

Additionally, if you have no background with Git or Github, we *strongly* recommend you take a look at modules 4-8 of the free Happy Git with R book ( and follow the instructions to get yourself set up ahead of time to reduce pain the day of. If you need help with this, please come early so we can help you in person.

The Github repository for this event can be found here and will be updated with materials closer to the date of the event:

5:45-6 -- Installation help and R Tour for beginners
6-6:30 -- Food and drinks, Intros & Announcements
6:30-7:30 -- Blogdown workshop
7:30-8:00-- Socializing/Networking/Hanging out/Chillin'

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. 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.

• What to bring
A laptop! This will be an interactive workshop. Bring a friend or co-worker too!

• 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!):

• Thank you to our sponsors!
We are grateful to the Masters in Computer Science at the University of Chicago for hosting us.