Maya Gans

I am a mycologist turned data scientist. I love statistics, data visualization, and all things JavaScript. I am currently an intern at RStudio designing a visual block-based programming language. I create music-related infographics for When I’m not coding, I’m climbing tall mountains.

rstudio::global 2021

Starting an R Book Club: Cooking Up Friendships in Isolation

January 21, 2021

Amidst a global pandemic there’s been one consistency in my life: every Tuesday a group of friends meet to discuss Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R.

rstudio::conf 2020

TidyBlocks: using the language of the Tidyverse in a blocks-based interface

February 4, 2020

Blocks-based coding environments are a popular way to introduce programming to novices. Instead of typing in code, users click blocks together to create loops, conditionals, and expressions.