Conference Agenda

Incubator: Five principles to grow up your R community
Monday, 05/July/2021:
10:30pm - 11:30pm

Session Chair: Joselyn Chávez
Session Chair: Leonardo Collado Torres
Zoom Host: s gwynn sturdevant
Replacement Zoom Host: Linda Jazmín Cabrera Orellana
Virtual location: The Lounge #incubator_r_community

Session Topics:
Community and Outreach

ID: 344 / [Single Presentation of ID 344]: 1
Topics: Community and Outreach
Keywords: CDSB, five principles, grow, community

Incubator: Five principles to grow up your R community

Joselyn C. Chávez-Fuentes1, Erick Cuevas-Fernández1, Alejandro Reyes2, Leonardo Collado-Torres3

1Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM, Mexico; 2Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Basel: Basel, Basel-Stadt, CH; 3Lieber Institute for Brain Development: Baltimore, MD, US

The Community of Bioinformatics Software Developers CDSB ( was created in 2018 with the aim to promote R software development in México, increase Latin American representation in global communities, and facilitate the transition from software users to software developers. Through CDSB, we encourage users to develop and present R packages at international conferences, such as useR, RStudio, Bioconductor, LatinR, and ConectaR. Three years after its creation, the CDSB community has members from all over the country as well as from other Latin American countries, e.g. Costa Rica, Perú, Ecuador, Colombia. Importantly, this community has served as a base for CDSB members to create their own local communities, like R-Ladies Chapters ( In this incubator session, we will share five key principles that have helped us grow as a community, and how you can apply them in your local community.

Link to package or code repository.