Personal news about my health.

How to contribute to open projects and communities

Yanina led a discussion on community and open source projects, focusing on participation, contribution, and the concept of the ‘pathway to inclusion’ and CSCCE Community particiption model. She presented various models of community participation and outlined strategies for promoting and sharing open-source software packages. The team also discussed the importance of clear communication, a code of conduct, contribution guideles and the use of issue templates and issues labels on Github to streamline the management of issues related to a package.

Crossing the Language Barrier

I joined Peter Schmidt podcast Code for Thought to discuss teaching, localization, barriers to be part of the OSS being a non-native English speaker

Citizen science and governance models

Continuing with the reflections on the governance models of organizations, communities of practice and research organizations, today I want to share with you the governance model of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) where I worked as a researcher for 24 and a half years and how this related with Citizen Science.


My last few years being part of international non-profit organizations and communities of practice have made me reflect on the types of governance and business models that are mostly used and our different successful models in these latitudes. This article is about the cooperative model. A way of doing things that has been present in my life since I was a child.

Dinosaurs, Pirates, Spaceships

I joined Elecia and Chris at Embedded podcast to discuss teaching, localization, barriers to learning coding, and global communities.


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Developing Software Together: using Git

It is a three-hour course on how to use Git and GitHub to collaboratively develop open source software with the R language. It was organized for the Champions program of rOpenSci.

Multilingual Publishing

Presentation of the tools and work we are doing at rOpenSci to make multilingual publications.

How to Participate with rOpenSci

This blog post is intended to help you get started in rOpenSci community by highlighting some key links and activities. If you have questions, please get in touch with our Community Manager, Yanina Bellini Saibene by email or schedule a meeting. We are here for you as you begin your journey with our community. Welcome! Where do I get started? Glad you asked! rOpenSci fosters a culture that values open and reproducible research using shared data and reusable software.

Revisiting my 2022 to-don’t list

At the end of 2021 I started my to-don’t list, it is a list of things that you are not going to do because you already have too much on the go. Mine looks like this: Starting my 2022 to-don't list:

  • I will not be chair or organizer of JAIIO & CAI
  • I will not direct/co-direct any undergraduate or graduate thesis
  • I will not sign any new R&D cooperation agreements

From Excel to R

Do you wonder why even use #rstats when there is #microsoftexcel?. In this talk I show the benefits and differences between the two

Creating interactive tutorials using {learnr} and {gradethis}

The {learnr} package makes it easy to turn any R Markdown document into an interactive tutorial. Tutorials consist of content along with interactive components for checking and reinforcing understanding. Tutorials automatically preserve work done within them, so if a user works on a few exercises or questions and returns to the tutorial later they can pick up right where they left off.

Metadocencia. Nurturing educators in Spanish-speaking research communities

Last Year Paola Corrales and Yanina Bellini Saibene members from the MetaDocencia community offered the workshop From Spreadsheet to R at the Research Software Camp - Beyond the Spreadsheet. Later today (17 May 2022, they’re teaching the same workshop but in Spanish (Desde las Hojas de Cálculo a R) at the Research Software Camp - Next Steps in Coding, for the benefit of Spanish-speaking research communities. In this blog post, they tell us more about MetaDocencia.

Sticky notes when teaching (on-line)

Sticky notes are a resource to use in the classroom to know the status of your students, distribute your attention fairly and receive feedback from your students. Let’s see what “digital sticky notes” look like.

Chat-based sprint meeting

I work remotely with a lot of teams. We use text chat platforms where we have meetings. Here I explain a way to run a Slack meeting based on text chat.

What Everyone In Data Science Should Know About Teaching And Learning

Data scientists, programmers, statisticians are constantly learning new and rapidly evolving technologies. They often find themselves in a teaching role, either as mentors, generating tutorials, writing blog posts, giving talks, or even teaching more formally at universities or boot camps, without being formally prepared for that role. In this talk, we will review practical, evidence-based strategies for organizing and designing your lessons and materials, explaining concepts at the level of your students, using relevant examples, checking understanding, and connecting with students so that you can be more effective the next time you find yourself in a teaching position.

Building inclusive communities.

The idea of the panel was to share the experience of the growth of the R community in Latin America, so I made a time line with the last 5 years rescuing the most important milestones (of which I have been part as an organizer, as an assistant or enjoying them as a member of the community).

Gaps & Opportunities for Inclusive Multilingual Data Science

Panellists for this fireside chat come from diverse backgrounds and experiences across academia, industry and communities in research and data science where the translation aspect is one of their main focus areas. As members of multiple open sciences and research groups across the Global South and North, they will explore a range of questions and they will bring their combined perspectives as community builders, educators, trainers, researchers and engineers working on projects at both local and global scales.

How 2021 went?

Once again we come to the end of a complex year. Reflecting on what happened is a way to improve in the future (or so I hope). This is my summary of my highs of this 2021.

Building RSE Communities Worldwide

I was a guest panelist at “Building RSE Communities Worldwide” showing some numbers about Latin America and Argentina related to Research Software Engineers

Panel discussion: Do we have the right tools for research?

The discussion panel “Do we have the right tools for research?” took place online on Friday 5th November 2021, from 2 to 3pm GMT, as part of the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet, organised by the Software Sustainability Institute.

From Spreadsheets to R

This course is intended for people who use spreadsheets for data manipulation and have never programmed, but would like to learn how to work with R. Therefore its starts from the beginning: why use R? and where to start?

R-Ladies. Building, Growing, and Sustaining a Community

On October 7 I participated in a panel called “R-Ladies: Building, Growing, and Sustaining a Community “ at the Women in Statistics and Data Science conference. I shared the live panel with Shel Kariuki, Mouna Belaid, Athanasia Mowinckel y Katherine Simeon. Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel led and moderate the panel. I present Conferences, regional development and the R-Ladies way

Sobre programar, enseñar y armar tutoriales interactivos con {learnr}

Teaching R is part of my activities as a community organizer, an RStudio Certified Instructor, a conference chair, and a researcher. Since 2019, I use the learnr package to generate interactive tutorials to teach R synchronously and asynchronously. The addition of the Tutorials panel in RStudio IDE and the need for virtual classes made the use of this package even more interesting. In this talk, I will tell you how to generate interactive tutorials, how to add pedagogical tools to them, what other packages you can use with {learnr} and show multilingual examples.

Resources to build talks

During 2020 I prepared my talk for RStudioConf Global 2021. What a trip! In this post i sahre a series of useful resources used during the process.


R Foundation taskforce on women and other under-represented groups.

A crazy year in review

2020 will remain in our memories for a long time. It was a very complex year. Here is my balance of this year, highlighting the positive things that happened to me.

Cómo hacer una reunión virtual inolvidable (sin morir en el intento)

Iniciada la pandemia, el equipo de R-Ladies Global generó la infraestructura necesaria para que todos nuestros capítulos puedan realizar eventos virtuales (más información en este post) y poder difundirlos desde YouTube. Este es un paso necesario, pero no suficiente ya que muchas personas no tienen suficiente experiencia en la organización de eventos virtuales, en el dictado de clases y talleres online, o en la realización de videoconferencias. Por eso el segundo paso desde el equipo de R-Ladies Global es facilitar la formación en estos temas. Por todo lo anterior, organizamos este webinario.

Birds of a feather, drawn together

Here we’ll share the process for how some of the designs of the BoF Buttons were created, including several that truly involved a flock of contributors.

Obtaining RStudio certification. A shared path.

In December 2019 I obtained the RStudio certification as a Tidyverse instructor. RStudio launched this training and certification program in February 2019. This post describes my path to that certification, and I hope it will serve to encourage you to take your journey. The certification Whoever wants to be certified must pass two exams: a practical test of technical proficiency in the selected subject, in my case Tidyverse (there is also one for Shiny), and another on teaching.

Recipe for a year-end video

To close the awesome R-Ladies 2019 year we made a video, if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is: Happy New Year to all #rladies and allies! 🎉🎉🎉 Video put together by @yabellini & @lacion , voice @AlejaBellini 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/QRxuJxLugj — R-Ladies Global (@RLadiesGlobal) January 1, 2020 Did you like it? Do you want to know how we did it? Here we will give you all the details:

IWD 2019 Twitter Action.

Every year on March 8th, the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD). R-Ladies run a twitter campaing. We told how in this blog post.


I’m part of R-Ladies since 2017. Since 2021 I’m the R-Ladies Project Lead at the R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee. Since 2022 I’m part of the Board of Directors