Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Create a Research Website in the Next Computational Demography Working Group Meeting

Posted: 2/11/2019 (CSDE Research)

For next week’s Computational Demography meeting, we’ll hold a tutorial on creating research websites. Websites can be useful to showcase and communicate information about particular research projects, working groups, or personal academic profiles more generally. The good news is, the same tools and skills we use for computational research (GitHub, R, etc.) can be repurposed to create websites supporting that work!

We’ll meet Thursday, 2/14/2019, from 12:00-1:30, in Raitt 114. Food will be provided, and all are welcome. The Computational Demography Working Group is co-sponsored by CSDE and eScience.

This meeting will be similar in style to Tim’s GitHub tutorial from last quarter. We’ll focus on using GitHub pages and blogdown, but discuss alternatives as well. Connor will be leading the tutorial with a demo of creating a webpage for the working group itself, and collaborative contributions are more than welcome. Also, mark your calendars for our last meeting of the quarter, on 3/7/2019, when Ian Kennedy will present some of his work linking text data and demography.