What is a Birds of a Feather Session? As we see it, a BoF is just a short unconference within a conference, organized or left un-organized (mostly) by participants! Topics may be narrow or broad. Some may have agendas and others may be purely for networking. Depending on the size of the group or other conflicts, some may meet during lunch and others in a BoF lounge during breaks between sessions.
At a minimum, each group will have a friendly set of people working in common areas or on common issues, or working with common tools.
Schedule & Location Notes
- Thursday Evening Happy Hour: Certain BoFs meeting Thursday evening, 6-7:00 PM, in large dedicated rooms.
- Lunch or Breakfast: we'll have a section of the dinning hall reserved for this group.
- Lounge: for meetings during breaks between talks, we have a special lounge set aside for BoFs.
- R-Ladies: To meet Friday evening, 6-7:00 PM in a large dedicated room.
Birds of a Feather Sessions
|BoF RStudio Community||Schedule|
|Hosted by RLadies Austin, RLadies Global, and @mine|
|Education||Thurs Lunch||Education data analysts, higher education, Teaching, Teaching and learning R/Data Science!, Teaching R, Teaching RStudio
Hosted by @mine and the RStudio Education team
|Academic / Research||Fri Breakfast||analysts/scientists in academia (e.g., institutional research), reproducible research
Hosted by RStudio Education Team; @mine
|Hosted by Jonathan Regenstein (@jkr216) and Nick Rohrbaugh (@nrohr)|
|Pharma and Life Science||Thur 6pm Wisteria||Hosted by @PhilBowsher & @laurenchadwick|
|Insurance||TBD||Hosted by @Hadrien|
|Business Operations||TBD||Business Ops / Analysts, Business intelligence, Marketing/Digital Analytics, Marketing, Web Experimentation, Marketing Analytics
Hosted by @TMock & @rachael
|Government / Public Sector||TBD Lounge||Hosted by @TMock|
|Data Science Team Leaders||TBD Meal-time||Hosted by RStudio Solutions-Engineering|
|R-Admin / DevOps||Thurs Breakfast||R-Administrators, API development, Productionalizing Data Analytics, dev-ops, shiny in production.
Hosted by RStudio Solutions Engineering
|Data Science for Art||TBD Lunch||Hosted by Community|
|Spatial / Maps||TBD||Likely hosted by @zross, @alandipert|
|Machine Learning||Friday Lunch||Machine Learning, tensorflow,
Hosted by @scott, @javierluraschi, @Max and others.
|Package-dev||Friday Lunch||Hosted by @jimhester and others|
|Tidy-eval||TBD||Hosted by @lionel|
|Data for Good||TBD||social and governance (ESG), data science for social good, corporate social responsibility, Ethics in data science, non-profit data analysis, Open Data, open science, Ethical R Usage, Not For Profit, diversity, gender equality
Hosted by @rachael and others
|Retail / CPG||TBD Lounge||Retail, consumer products group
Hosted by @tonya
|Environmental||TBD Lounge||Environmental, Ecology
|Manufacturing||TBD Lounge||Hosted by @tonya|
|Media / Journalism||TBD Lounge||Hosted by @MarkEngeln and @tonya|
|Energy||TBD Lounge||Hosted by @TMock|
|EdTech||TBD Lounge||Hosted by community folks|
|Natural Language Processing||TBD Lounge||Hosted by @julia|
|StartUps||TBD Lounge||Hosted by @MarkEngeln|