Open Source

Chicago R Collaborative 2020

This weekend was my first ever Open Source R hackathon. This post covers my observations about what we set out to do, who I met, what I learned, and what we accomplished. What we set out to do The Chicago R Collaborative is an annual activity funded with an R Consortium grant that supports community-led, locally-organized R development events around the world. The challenge this weekend was to team up with other R users to contribute to open source packages, work on data tools, pursue projects we wish we had time for in our day-to-day work, and learn from others in our local R community.