Women’s Package Development Workshop


Learn how to create a package!

Center for Spatial Data Science (5735 S Ellis Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60637)

Curious about package development, but not sure where to start? This workshop is for you! Run by R-Ladies Chicago, the goal of this workshop is to empower you to start contributing back to the R ecosystem with package development. We’ll be using materials developed by Hadley Wickham, Jenny Bryan, and Di Cook for the Forwards teaching team.

By the end of this day-long workshop, you should know how to:

  • make your code into an R package,
  • do collaborative coding with GitHub,
  • write a vignette or an article,
  • build a web page for your package, and
  • submit a package to CRAN.

Bring your own code that you want to make into a package, or work with our example.

Apply Now!

Applications are available at this Google Form. We encourage you to apply, especially if you’ve never developed a package before. We’ll walk you through the basics, and you’ll leave having put together your first R package.

Applications for attendees based in Chicago will close on February 2, 2019.