Kate Hertweck

Kate Hertweck is the bioinformatics training manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where they develop and teach courses on reproducible computational methods as a part of fredhutch.io. Kate’s graduate training at University of Missouri in genomic evolution of plants was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) at Duke University, where they fell in love with R and began working exclusively in computational biology. Kate then spent four years as an assistant professor teaching bioinformatics, genomics, and plant taxonomy before transitioning to biomedical research training. Kate has been involved in The Carpentries, a non-profit organization that teaches reproducible computational methods, since 2014, serving as a leader in community governance since 2016. When not being an overenthusiastic instructor, Kate likes to spend their time doing fiber arts (knitting, crochet) and enjoying all things science fiction.


Making the jump from learning to applying: R training and documentation for different levels of expertise

rstudio::global 2021

Making the jump from learning to applying: R training and documentation for different levels of expertise

January 21, 2021

This talk explores what differentiates novice, practitioner, and expert R programmers, and how transitions between these stages occur.

If you build it, they will come...but then what? Facilitating communities of practice in R

rstudio::conf 2020

If you build it, they will come...but then what? Facilitating communities of practice in R

January 30, 2020

Why did you learn R? Chances are good that if you're an attendee of rstudio::conf, you've found a community of R coders who are willing to share their knowledge and learn with you.