This guide is a work in progress! We’re very glad you’re here but please proceed with caution. If you would like to contribute to this project, please submit a pull request.

This guide came to be at the Chicago R Unconference, March 9-10, 2019. Many of the principles can be applied to any type of unconf, but our experience has been in attending rOpenSci unconferences and in hosting our own unconferences, the Chicago R Unconference and the Uncoast Unconference. These unconfs have been focused on developing tools for R, but you can substitute your favorite open source computing language as you wish.