This is my “now” page1. Last update: Mid-May 2023. [versi贸n en espa帽ol]

馃摀 Digital Humanities + Technical Writing + Open Publishing

I’m an editor at Programming Historian. We publish multilingual peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of open digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. I’m also the Deputy Director of ProgHist Ltd., the charity that administers Programming Historian activities.

  • In 2021 we won the Open Content category of the Open Publishing Awards. We recently won the Best Training Materials category of the Digital Humanities Awards 2022 馃帀
  • We are writing a book chapter (led by Jennifer Isasi) about our open project: 馃摎 “A model for multilingual and multicultural digital scholarship methods publishing: the case of Programming Historian”. It will appear in a book about Multilingual Digital Humanities edited by Lorella Viola and Paul Spence.

馃捑 Research Software

I’m a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. As part of my fellowship, I’m planning some training events to spread the word about Research Software Engineering (RSE) and reproducible research among people from the humanities. 馃摶 Stay tuned for the details!

馃捇 馃悕 Programming Communities

  • I’m part of R-Ladies' Global Leadership Team. 馃寛 R-Ladies is a worldwide organization whose mission is to promote gender diversity in the R community.
    • 馃挰 We’ve got a talk accepted for posit::conf about the sustainable growth of global communities. Hope to see you there!
  • I’m the co-founder and co-organizer of R-Ladies Santiago and R-Ladies Valpara铆so. 馃摵 Check our Meetup pages and social media to learn about our next events.
  • I’m one of the chairs of LatinR, the Latin American R Conference. This year the conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, between October 18 and 20.
  • I maintain an R package called {datos}. 馃摝 The package translates on the fly the datasets used in the Spanish version of the book “R for Data Science”.
  • I’m the co-founder and co-organizer of PyLadies Valpara铆so 馃寛 馃悕.
  • I recently gave a talk at PyCon Chile about creating reproducible reports using Quarto. 馃憖 You can take a look at the repository with the materials.

鉁 In July I’ll start the Scientific Community Engagement Fundamentals course run by CSCCE, thanks to the support of CZI

馃尡 Open Science

馃敡 Teaching

  • This semester I’m teaching a course about data management and visualization with R at the Master in Social Research and Development from Universidad de Concepci贸n.
  • I teach the web scraping and the text mining modules (with Python & R) at the Data Science Specialization from the Faculty of Mathematics at Universidad Cat贸lica de Chile.

馃摎 Some linguistic research

I’m the co-investigator in a research project led by Soledad Aravena about lexical and syntactic complexity in school textbooks. We have a grant from the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage 馃帹. I am in charge of all things related to data management and research software.

馃悓 I’m trying to finish a PhD in Linguistics

Soon…鈽

If you want to know what my dissertation is about, here are two random pieces of evidence:

  • Prehistory: my PhD topic started as a side project. 馃搳 Here is a talk I gave in Spanish in 2018 at the First Data Visualization Seminar (VISDatos), organized by the School of Design of Universidad Cat贸lica de Chile. Soon after this talk, I realized that it was a good idea to stick to this topic and to turn it into a Linguistics dissertation.
  • A couple of years later: 鈽侊笍 Here is a talk I gave in 2021 at the first edition of Outlier, the conference organized by the Data Visualization Society. Just some random thoughts about why wordclouds are useless for some topics.

馃崻 In April I gave a talk at Galletas con T茅/ch, an event organized by the Digital History Lab of Universidad Cat贸lica de Chile. I share some results from my dissertation.

馃挰 In July I will present my project at the Corpus Linguistics conference (CL2023).

鉂 Learning how to say “No” to new projects

Current status: 馃煚 I’m doing better.


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