Vicki Boykis

Vicki Boykis is a machine learning engineer at Automattic, the company behind She works mostly in Python, R, Spark, and SQL, and really enjoys building end-to-end data products. Outside of work she publishes the Normcore Tech newsletter ( and blogs at In her “spare time”, she blogs, reads, and writes terrible joke tweets about data.

rstudio::global 2021

Your public garden

January 21, 2021

As people who can write code and analyze data, we have a lot of input and power over what our digital and work worlds looks like, and therefore can act as agents of change and repair.