My name is Ian Maddaus. I am a technical writer and a member of the Society for Technical Communication with an interest in R programming, data analysis, and GIS. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University, but since I graduated I’ve found that I like technical writing, GIS, and R more than filmmaking. Now I spend my time writing documents about complicated things.
I also volunteer as a grant writer for the Orang Utan Republik Foundation. OURF supports conservation, outreach, and environmental education projects in North Sumatra, Indonesia to save wild Sumatran orangutans and their habitat. Orangutans are threatened by the expansion of palm oil plantations, logging, slash-and-burn agriculture, and the illegal pet trade; as a result orangutans are critically endangered.
OURF accepts donations here.
These are five great guides to using git:
I just discovered an awesome tutorial on blogdown written by Alison. I have to admit this is the best blogdown tutorial I have seen so far.
To me, the two most impressive websites based on blogdown are:
I’m sure there will be more.