Amanda Gadrow

Amanda has solved problems at small, Boston-based startups for many years. She has experience building high-quality software in various roles, including customer support, test strategy and automation, and product management. Amanda started learning R in 2016, and has been using it ever since to provide insights into RStudio’s internal data and to inspire product improvements.

rstudio::conf 2020

Lessons about R I learned from my cat

February 4, 2020

Forming good development habits for R projects is pretty straight-forward if you follow the lessons I've learned from my cat, whose advice includes "be lazy", "keep your claws sharp", and...

rstudio::conf 2019

Getting it right: Writing reliable and maintainable R code

January 24, 2019

How can you tell that your scripts, applications, and package functions are working as expected? Are you sure that when you make changes in one part of the code, it won't break something in...


Debugging techniques in RStudio

June 22, 2018

Fortunately, there are excellent tools built into R and RStudio that can make debugging easier.


The basics, and some of the pitfalls, of calling web APIs from within R.

July 13, 2017

web APIs the basics, and some of the pitfalls, of calling web APIs from within R, including read/write operations, headers, authentication, error handling, and response parsing.