Sebastian's workshop will focus on R package development from the ground up. We will cover package structure, set-up, creating functions, documentation, testing, dependencies, sharing the package with others, package vignettes, hex stickers, and other methods. An example package will be developed during the workshop so attendees can follow along and create their own.
Sebastian is a data scientist at Vroom, an ecommerce start-up that focuses on selling used cars that are delivered to your door. Previously, Sebastian was doing research on cancer genomics as a postdoc at Yale University. He has also been a strong advocate for R-Ladies and is an experienced CRAN package author.
Emily Zabor and Erin Grand are also going to be serving has TAs for this workshop.
Erin Grand works as a Data Scientist at Uncommon Schools where she maintains two R packages. Prior to Uncommon, she worked as a Data Scientist at Crisis Text Line and a software programmer at NASA. In the past, Erin researched star formation and taught introductory courses in astronomy and physics.