Storrrify #satRdayCDF 2018

(This article was first published on Posts on Maëlle's R blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

On Saturday I was at my second satRday conference this year, lucky me! I got to attend satRday Cardiff which was a great experience. I gave a talk about rOpenSci onboarding system of packages, find my slidedeck here and other slidedecks at this address. A lot of R goodness!

As I did in March for satRday Cape Town, I’ll use my own tweets to summarize the event, but this time, having switched my website to blogdown I can use Hugo shortcodes as recommended by Romain François!

A few words about the conference before storrifying away

One of my part-time employers, Locke Data, was a big sponsor of the event, so it had a nice stand including a giant chibi Steph Locke! I therefore got to meet my co-workers in the flesh, and several other people I had only interacted with online. I really enjoy socializing with fellow R addicts once in a while! The organisers did a great job, and made sure everyone felt welcomed. Maybe they had had a look at Steph Locke’s list of awesome event organiser resources! In any case, thanks David Parr and Paul Brennan!

Now, let’s have a look at the day as tweeted by me…

Getting my tweets

This part using rtweet is similar to what I had done in March, except the hashtag changed.

my_tweets <- rtweet::get_timeline(user = "ma_salmon", n = 5000)
my_satrday_tweets <- dplyr::filter(my_tweets,
                                   stringr::str_detect(text, "[sS]at[rR]day[cC][dD][fF]"),
my_satrday_tweets <- dplyr::arrange(my_satrday_tweets, created_at)

I obtained 22 tweets.

Embedding the tweets

As stated in the intro I used Hugo shortcodes: cf this section of the blogdown book. I thought it’d be easy but having several tweets made it hard somehow: even when playing with chunk options and purrr::map-ping and friends, I wasn’t able to use blogdown::shortcode so I used its insides instead. Still, using Hugo shortcodes is easier than hacking html. Edited to add: after I opened an issue with the feature request in blogdown dev version there’s now a shortcodes function, vectorized version of shortcode! Thanks Yihui! I changed the code below.

Enjoy reading, and if you can, attend one of the next satRday conferences, for instance in Amsterdam on September the 1st! Or run one yourself?

blogdown::shortcodes('tweet', my_satrday_tweets$status_id)

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