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R-Ladies Chicago Blog

R-Ladies Chicago is excited to start this blog to showcase the perspectives of different members in the R-Ladies Chicago community!

We are looking for individuals who are interested in contributing to this blog. Whether you just want to write a single blog post or contribute regularly, we want to hear from you!

Eligibility

Anyone, regardless of experience with R or with R-Ladies Chicago is welcome to contribute to this blog. The only eligibility criteria is that contributors must identify as female or non-binary. Because this blog is intended for the same audience as R-Ladies Chicago Meetups, we recommend that you gear your blog posts towards this audience.

Contributing

Email chicago@rladies.org letting us know you are interested in contributing to the blog.

The .Rmd file in this repo is our blog post template. The use of this template is optional; however, if your blog post requires special formatting, please use this when submitting a blog post. If you opt not to use this template and prefer to submit a word document or plain text, please be sure to include the requested information in the template.

Types of Blog Posts

Potential blog posts could include (but is not limited to):

Event Recaps

  • Write about your experience attending an R-Ladies Meetup, Study Group Meeting, or Random Acts of Coffee
  • Write about an R-related conference/event (e.g. an R conference, a speaker came to your institution/organization and talked about using R, if you attended a workshop/hackathon, an R user group meeting, etc.)

Learning R

  • Show us your process for learning something new in R!
  • Some topics could include:
    • Creating a function
    • Learning a specific type of visualization (i.e. violin plots)
    • Playing around with a Kaggle data set
    • An R-hack
    • A package you’ve been using

We want to showcase different R tips and learning at all levels -- anything is worth learning and writing about (no matter how seemingly small)

Member Profiles

  • We want to spotlight the wonderful members of the R-Ladies Chicago community!

  • Answer some questions about yourself and how you use R for an interview-style blog post:

  • Questions could include:

    • Job Title/Organization
    • What do you use R for?
    • Favorite package or R pun?
    • When did you start learning R? And how?
    • Do you have a favorite R or R-Ladies moment/meetup?
    • Any fun facts or hobbies?
    • What do you want to get out of R-Ladies?

    License

    All blog content CC BY-NC 4.0