Birds of a feather, drawn together

By Allison Horst, Curtis Kephart, and Yanina Bellini Cross-posted: Birds of a Feather banner for RStudio::conf(2020)! The “Birds of a Feather” (BoF) sessions at the 2020 RStudio Conference were a place where R-users with similar backgrounds, interests, and aspirations could connect in a low-stress social setting. In other words - these sessions let “birds of a feather flock together.” Building on the 2019 conference swag, we rolled out a bunch of new BoF buttons for rstudio::conf 2020.

R for Excel Users Workshop

tl;dr: all workshop materials are available here: GitHub: Book: Slides Cross posted: and License: CC BY-SA 4.0 Background We were thrilled to co-teach the R for Excel Users workshop at rstudio::conf(2020)! From early on in our weekly early-morning work sessions and brainstorming hikes, we knew that our R for Excel Users workshop would not be about wholesale translating Excel operations into R. Instead, it would be a more holistic approach to reproducible analyses with R – a friendly introduction to becoming a modern R user.

RStudio Artist-in-Residence 2019/2020!

Since I started drawing R- and stats-related illustrations for my students in 2018, I have been overwhelmed by the reception from the #rstats community on twitter. I am extremely excited to share that as of October 2019, I am RStudio’s first Artist-in-Residence! You can read more about my motivation and goals for the position on the RStudio blog. I look forward to sharing a whole bunch more art with you over the next year!