Career Series Part 1: Using R to Land the Job, a Resume Building Tutorial

R-Ladies Chicago
R-Ladies Chicago
Public group

Groupon Corporate Headquarters

600 W Chicago Ave · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Check in at the front desk, then take the elevators up to the 3rd floor.

Location image of event venue


Welcome to the kick-off of our three-part career series! Over the next three months, we will host events to further develop your skillset and data science network.

Whether or not you're on the job hunt, your resume is an extension of your professional self, so it is important to keep your resume fresh. For our kick-off, our co-organizer Scarlett Winters will lead a tutorial on how to build your resume using pagedown. You will walk away from this tutorial with the skills to prove to employers you know how to code in R well before your interview!

We ask that R-Ladies who are interested in this event please install:
- R:

- R Studio:

- Pagedown package, information found 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 repo for this event can be found here, and will be updated with more information as we get closer to the event date:

6:00 - 6:30 -- Getting settled in, food and drinks
6:30 - 6:45 -- Intros & Announcements
6:45 - 7:30 -- Pagedown Tutorial
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! 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!):