Birds of a Feather – BoF – are short meet-ups within RStudio conference
One of the best parts of any conference is the people you meet, but conferences are big with a diverse set of people attending. BoF groups are opportunities to maximize the chances of connecting with people working on the issues and with the tools you're most interested in.
Topics may be narrow or broad. Some may have agendas and others may be purely for networking. Groups may be organized or left un-organized (mostly) by participants. Given space and time limitations, some groups may meet during lunch, during breaks between sessions, or in evenings.
Schedule & Location Notes
This year we are support many types of BoF meet-ups. These include,
- Breakfast Community Lightning Talks: Meet and reconnect with users and developers with common interests and backgrounds.
- Lunch Industry Lightning Talks: Learn about new updates from industry leaders and connect with folks in a dedicated dining room.
- Other Lunch and Breakfast BoFs : we'll have a section of the dining hall reserved for your groups
- Wednesday Evening - Soft Drink Happy Hour: Some large BoFs meet Wednesday evening, 5:30-7:00 PM, in large dedicated rooms. Meet-up with friendly folks, and then transport together to our Cal Academy evening event.
- Breaks: A number of smaller groups are scheduled to meet-up during talk-breaks, in the hallways between session-rooms. Feel free to grab a drink and a snack and have a chat.
R-Ladies promotes diversity in the rstats community via meetups, mentorship & global collaboration. We have two R-ladies events planned.
- Wednesday, Breakfast - meet-up just befoe the first keynote with fellow R-Ladies.
- Thursday 5-7 PM, after the last Keynote - RStudio, R-Ladies Global and R-Ladies San Francisco are hosting a meet-up at rstudio::conf.
Wednesday, January 29th
|R-Ladies Breakfast||Wednesday Breakfast||R-Ladies promotes diversity in the rstats community via meetups, mentorship & global collaboration.
Hosted by RStudio & R-Ladies Global
|AfricaR||Wednesday 11:00-11:30AM Break||Hosted by Dennis Irorere|
|NLP||Wednesday 11:00-11:30AM Break||Natural Language Processing, textual analysis.
Hosted by Julia Silge of RStudio
|Package Developers||Wednesday Lunch||Hosted by Jim Hester|
|Data Science Team Leaders||Wednesday Lunch||For team leaders of Data Science Organizations
Hosted by RStudio Solutions Engineering
|Data Art||Wednesday Lunch||All things art, data visualizations as art, generative art
Hosted by @dcossyleon @thomasp85, Allison Horst
|Lunch Industry Lighting Talks|
Hosted by Jonathan Regenstein (@jkr216) and Nick Rohrbaugh (@nrohr)
Sponsored by Equifax
|Life Sciences / Pharma||Wednesday, Lunch||Bioinformatics, biostatistics, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, genetics & genomics, fda regulated process validation, clinical research
Hosted by Phil Bowsher (@PhilBowsher) and Jason Milnes (@jasonmilnes)
Sponsored by Genentech/Roche
|Ursa Labs / Arrow||Wednesday 3:45PM||RStudio Community Booth - Yosemite Room
Hosted by @wesm, Neal Richardson, and the Ursa Labs team
|Soft Drink Happy Hour|
|Communities||Wednesday 5:30-7:00PM||Location: Community Booth, Yosemite
R-User Groups, Communities, Tidy Tuesdays
Hosted by @tom_rstudio, @EconomiCurtis, @rachael
|Education||Wednesday 5:30-7:00PM||Location: Franciscan A
Education, teaching and learning r/data science, teaching rstudio, EdTech, research on education
Hosted by Carl Howe and the RStudio Education team.
|Acacemic Research||Wednesday 5:30-7:00PM||Location: Franciscan B
Reproducible research, academic, research
Hosted by Alison Hill (@apreshill) and the RStudio Education Team
|Machine Learning||Wednesday 5:30-7:00PM||Location: Franciscan C
Machine learning, tensorflow, deep learning, keras,
Hosted by @heatherklus, @skyetetra.
|Shiny||Wednesday 5:30-7:00PM||Location: Franciscan D
Hosted by Winston Chang, Joe Cheng, and Eric Nantz
Thursday, January 30
|R in Latin America / Spanish||Thursday Breakfast||
Hosted by Edgar Ruiz (@edgararuiz)
Sponsored by ixpantia
|Healthcare||Thursday Breakfast||Healthcare, epidemiology, public health, epidemiology/public health, global health
Hosted by @Hadrien & @PhilBowsher
|UC Davis Alum||Thursday Breakfast||Location: Golden Gate dining hall, details|
|Environment||Thursday 10:00-10:30AM Break||Environmental, ecology, wildlife
Hosted by @jcblum
|Sports Analytics||Thursday 10:00-10:30AM Break||Description
Hosted by @tom_rstudio and Nicole Monait
|Retail / CPG||Thursday 10:00-10:30AM Break||Retail and Consumer Products Group
Hosted by Elena Ruiz (@elenaeruiz)
|Manufacturing||Thursday 10:00-10:30AM Break||Hosted by @Katie|
|Transportation||Thursday 10:00-10:30AM Break||Unhosted|
|R Admin / DevOps / R in Production||Thursday Lunch||R-Administrators, API development, Productionalizing Data Analytics, dev-ops
Hosted by RStudio Solutions Engineering Team
|Spatial / Mapping||Thursday Lunch||Hosted by Zev Ross|
|Social Scientists||Thursday Lunch||Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Anthropology
|Lunch Industry Lighting Talks|
|Business Operations||Thursday Lunch||Business intelligence, business operations / analysts, marketing/digital analytics, marketing
Hosted by Tom Mock (@tom_rstudio) and Nicole Monait
Sponsored by ProCogia
Hosted by Kevin Kuo (@kevinykuo) & Hadrien Dykiel (@Hadrien)
Sponsored by Teradata
|Media / Journalism||Thursday 3:30-4:00PM Break||Data Journalism, media
Hosted by TBD
|Spark||Thursday 3:30-4:00PM Break||Work with spark
Hosted by Javier Luraschi
|Energy||Thursday 3:30-4:00PM Break||Hosted by Katie Masiello|
|Public Sector / Government||Thursday 3:30-4:00PM Break||Government, public sector, criminal justice, courts.
Hosted by Josiah Parry (@josiah)
|R-Ladies Meetup||Thursday 5PM||Just after the final keynote and panel, RStudio, R-Ladies Global and R-Ladies San Francisco are hosting a meet-up at rstudio::conf.|