Growing into the R community

An R-Ladies meet-up

Shannon Pileggi

Title slide with image of purple and white crocus flowers growing.

slides full meet-up recording lightning talk



based on the blog post A job interview presentation inspired by the R community: How #tidytuesday and twitter helped me secure a job offer.

repo for slides


Starting something new in R can be daunting, but there are many community resources that can help! In this presentation, I’ll discuss how I crafted a job interview presentation by making modifications on publicly available TidyTuesday code. This built the technical and confidence-boosting scaffolding I needed for more open-ended projects. The success of this experience inspired me to transition from my role as a consumer and creator to contributor to give back to the R community, which has been incredibly fulfilling. Despite social distancing, I feel more connected to the R community than ever before!


For attribution, please cite this work as

Pileggi (2021, April 22). PIPING HOT DATA: Growing into the R community. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {Pileggi, Shannon},
  title = {PIPING HOT DATA: Growing into the R community},
  url = {},
  year = {2021}