Getting started

Coding Club UC3M celebrates a series of participative sessions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid among coding enthusiasts interested in data analysis, number crunching and teaching of statistics using a variety of languages and tools.

Each session consists of a ~1-hour talk, and follows a reproducible tutorial that is posted in this website for the session and for future reference. This documentation describes the contributing process, which is intended to be as smooth and painless as possible for both the contributors as well as the organizers.

Get in contact

If you wish to contribute a session, the first step is to get contact with the organizers to prearrange logistics and have some feedback on the session’s topic. To do so, please get in contact with them at any of the sessions or, alternatively, send a proposal form.

Authoring process

This web is hosted on GitHub and deployed on Netlify using Hugo. Therefore, each tutorial consists of a simple Markdown document plus, if required, images or other resources.

The tutorial can be either a plain Markdown document, with extension .md, or a R-flavored Markdown document, .Rmd. We prefer the latter because it is reproducible: code chunks (in R, but also in other languages such as Bash, Python, Julia, SQL or even C++) are executed and their output appended (including plots) when the document is rendered.

Whichever is your choice, please start by reviewing a few introductory topics about the authoring process:

  • Setup: describes the pre-requisites, how to clone the repository and prepare the development environment to contribute a tutorial.
  • Write: describes the content organization (where to put the Markdown document and other resources such as images), the front matter and provides some guidelines about formatting.

Also, you may want to have a look at our running list of suggested topics. And even if you are experienced, please do not forget to read our curated list of tips and tricks.

Once the draft is ready, the contributor shall open a pull request (PR) on GitHub. Then, a reviewer from the organization shall be assigned, and changes may be discussed and requested. The main advantage of this method is that Netlify also deploys PRs, so that the result can be previewed online before publishing.

Your materials, as the rest of contents of the website, will be licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Timeframe and milestones

  • 3-4 weeks before the session, and in order to timely publish an announcement, the contributor shall provide by email the title, the abstract and a photo with good resolution.
  • 2-3 weeks before the session, the contributor shall open a PR containing the draft and the resources needed, so that the peer-review process can start.
  • Before the session, the PR shall be finally merged to make the tutorial available online for the talk.