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Wednesday, June 29 • 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Making the R community more open

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The R community has historically done a pretty bad job at welcoming newcomers, and has been pretty “closed” ironically. Documentation written by experts for experts, email lists being a frightening place, and conferences aimed at the in-crowd, … Luckily, multiple people and companies have been working hard in the last few years to make the R community more welcoming and open to newcomers. In this talk, we want to highlight some of these efforts.

DataCamp has trained ~400,000 people in R. As a sponsor, we want to highlight some of the efforts and projects DataCamp is undertaking as well: 
  • The new version of the RDocumentation package offers an augmented version of the documentation that can be used in the RStudio IDE, and allows to give feedback to package authors. 
  • datacamp.com/teach enables anyone to create open(-source) courses on DataCamp using R Markdown. 
  • The tutorial package lets you create interactive R/Python challenges you can embed in blogs, vignettes, etc. 
  • DataCamp’s course curriculum, which now features courses built by some of the best people from the R community: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Matt Dowle, Garrett Grolemund, Max Kuhn, Daniel Kaplan, Ted Kwartler, Zach Deane-Mayer, Jeffrey Ryan, Joshua ulrich, Hadley & Charlotte Wickham, … 
  • DataCamp for Groups is being used by university Professors and team leaders to train groups of people. 

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Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:05pm - 2:25pm PDT
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