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.