Upcoming R Community Events (week of 2018-05-14)


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Upcoming R Community Events (week of 2018-05-14)

Week's summary: 23 events in at least 8 countries.

Locations:


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joint travel to eRum Budapest

Date: 2018-05-14 at 07:00
Location: See event signup, orgainized by Berlin R Users Group

Description

Going to the European R user meeting (eRum) in Budapest?
Interested in travelling environmentally friendly instead of flying by plane?
Let's join and figure out how to get to Budapest eco-responsibly.
All Information about the conference is here:
http://2018.erum.io/#about

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Venue: TBD, see event signup link at Meetup
Organized by Berlin R Users Group


Monthly R Users Group Meeting

Date: 2018-05-14 at 18:00
Location: Winston Salem, United States

Description

Jason Grayson will present using R in his research.

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Venue: Wake Forest Biotech Place at 575 N. Patterson Ave., Winston Salem, NC, , United States
Organized by Winston-Salem R Users Group


Luis Torgo - Estimation and Experimental Comparison of Predictive Models

Date: 2018-05-15 at 12:00
Location: Halifax, Canada

Description

Book Giveaway: Attend this seminar for a chance to receive a copy of the book "Data Mining in R: Learning With Case Studies" authored by Dr. Torgo. Only 1 copy is available.

"This seminar will describe some of the main features of the R package performanceEstimation. This package provides a general infra-structure to compare and evaluate any approach (workflow) to solve any predictive task (classification, regression or time series). The main goals of the package are: (i) to be very simple to use for "business as usual"
comparative experiments; and (ii) to be flexible enough to be possible to use it on very specific experimental settings (e.g. I want to try my new fancy approach that involves my special algorithm, some data-preprocessing steps and some special post-processing stages, on a set of tasks, and I want to evaluate it using some hand-crafted evaluation metrics).

We will illustrate several of these usage cases. Finally, we will also give examples of the implementation in the package of statistical significance tests along the lines described in the now famous JMLR paper by Demsar (2006), namely through the post-hoc Nemenyi and Bonferroni-Dunn tests and also the associated CD diagrams.
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.text source: http://www.liaad.up.pt/news-events/seminarios-do-liaad
image source: https://www.crcpress.com/Data-Mining-with-R-Learning-with-Case-Studies-Second-Edition/Torgo/p/book/9781482234893

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Venue: Goldberg Faculty of Computer Science - Jacob Slonim Room (430 at 6050 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, , Canada
Organized by Bluenose-R - User Group


External registration req: Manchester R Meetup

Date: 2018-05-15 at 19:00
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Description

Welcome to the Manchester R Meetup. This free event requires registration via the ti.to ticketing system. To see the full agenda for this Meetup and to register please use https://ti.to/Rmanchester/15-may-2018

For more information follow @MangoTheCat on Twitter. For past presentations visit www.rmanchester.org.

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Venue: HOME at 2 Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN, Manchester, United Kingdom
Organized by Manchester R user Group


DSI Workshops & Community Coding Sessions

Date: 2018-05-15 at 14:00
Location: Chico, United States

Description

• What we'll do
**Workshops**

* We will be planning a few introductory workshops on topics such as R, Python, Git
* And a few advanced workshops on creating academic webpages with R Markdown, and an introduction to Bayesian Methods for statistical analysis.
* Do you have a request for a specialized workshop topic? Contact the CSU DSI with the request. **Community Coding Sessions**

* On days when no talks or workshops are scheduled the room will be open for Community Coding.
* This open work session provides a helpful and friendly working environment where you can code, ask questions or discuss ideas related to R, Python, Data Science, or more generally data visualization and analysis.
* We invite you to bring your Data Science and coding questions, data, and projects. Just need a place to work on stats/CS homework? You're invited too!
* On most days Robin Donatello (STAT) or Edward Roualdes (STAT) will be present. Other members of the DSI may drop in on occasion. Questions? Contact the CSUC DSI at datascience.csuchico.edu

• What to bring
laptop

• Important to know
You don't need to have a question to attend!

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Venue: MLIB 442 at Chico State Campus , Chico, CA, , United States
Organized by Chico R Users Group


Save the evening for useR's.

Date: 2018-05-15 at 18:00
Location: See event signup, orgainized by West Michigan R Users Group

Description

West Michigan R Users Group. Join us for food, presentations and talk about the R statistical programming system.

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Venue: TBD, see event signup link at Meetup
Organized by West Michigan R Users Group


Monthly Meetup - Topic TBD

Date: 2018-05-15 at 19:00
Location: Indianapolis, United States

Description
NA

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Venue: St Vincent Hospital at 2001 W 86th St, Indianapolis, United States
Organized by IndyUseR Group


#52 [R for Social Good] {Topic to be announced}

Date: 2018-05-16 at 18:00
Location: Makati City, Philippines

Description

Please bring a valid ID.

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Venue: 8F Mindanao Room, Microsoft Office at 6750 Ayala Ave., Makati City, Philippines
Organized by R Users Group - Philippines


Introduction to tidy data

Date: 2018-05-16 at 17:00
Location: Loughborough, United Kingdom

Description

You are looking for a transparent and straightforward way to wrangle and analyse your data?
Then this workshop is for you!

Theresa will give us an introduction to the R package "tidyverse". We will work through an example of tidying up data and get to know some very useful functions and programming tools on the way.

This workshop is for R beginners as well as experienced R users who want to get to know the "tidyverse" package and philosophy.

Please bring your Laptop with R and RStudio installed.

We won't start the workshop until 5:20pm, so that we don't interfere with regular working hours. However, we will be there from 5pm onwards and you can join us for snacks and discussions about R :)

This meetup is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know, if you have any accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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Venue: Graduate House, Loughborough University at University Road , Loughborough, United Kingdom
Organized by R-Ladies Loughborough


party_after(erum_2018)

Date: 2018-05-16 at 18:00
Location: Budapest, Hungary

Description

The most awaited European R conference of this year is almost here! Luckily for us, it happens to be held in Budapest \o/.

Since more R-Ladies and allies will be in Hungary during these three days than ever before, we would like to make sure that members of our local R-Ladies and BURN chapter have a chance to meet all their peers from abroad.

NOTE: EVERYONE who accepts our code of conduct (https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct#english) is welcome with open arms, independently whether being identified as a woman.

The language of the presentaiton is English.

Schedule of the event
5:45 PM -- 6:30 PM -- Registration (pizza and drinks will be served)
6:30 PM -- 8:30 PM -- Presentations
8:30 PM -- Networking

Speakers

Ellen Talbot (R-Ladies Manchester & R-Ladies Liverpool): "Packages for spatial analysis in R and using the Meetup API to find your next hobby"

Erin LeDell (R-Ladies San Francisco, R-Ladies Global): "Intro to H2O for Machine Learning in R"

Heather Turner (R Forwards): "Publishing and Promoting your R Package"

Isabella Gollinni (R Forwards): Topic TBC

Olga Mierzwa-Sulima (R-Ladies Warsaw): "Hard lessons from data science projects"

Omayma Said: "Stringr Explorer: Tweet Driven Development for a Shiny App!"

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Venue: Emarsys Hungary Office at Kossuth Lajos utca 7-9, Budapest, Hungary
Organized by R-Ladies Budapest


R for spatial analysis

Date: 2018-05-16 at 18:15
Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Description

We're looking forward to the May edition of the Zurich R User Meetup, sponsored by Wüest Partner / Datahouse.

Schedule:

06.15 pm Doors open
06.30 pm Introduction / Welcome by the organizing team and Daniel Meister, CTO Datahouse
06.40 pm Talks (see below)
ca[masked] pm Apéro

"Micro location rating in real estate"
Jacqueline Schweizer, Wüest Partner

In the world of real estate “location” seems to be a key term. Location
has substantial influence when appraising a house or an apartment.
However, there are different perspectives and spatial levels where one
can determine the quality of location. The time and effort needed to
qualify a location as “good” or “bad” have historically been strongly
based on human resources. The evaluators had to travel on the premises, ask
around, research further online, and establish a rating that needed to
be as free of subjective values as possible, but never truly turned out
to be...

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Venue: Alte Börse at Bleicherweg 5, Zürich, Switzerland
Organized by Zurich R User Group


Git happieR with GitHub

Date: 2018-05-16 at 18:00
Location: Philadelphia, United States

Description

Version control with Git is becoming an essential tool in the data scientist’s toolkit. However, Git and GitHub can be confusing and many R users put off learning and using Git, even when it could enhance their work and careers!

How does R-Ladies Philly use Git? We use GitHub to share materials for meetups, to collaborate on community projects, and to create and publish our website/blog!

We are planning an interactive introduction to Git and GitHub with a focus on how you might use it with R. If you are an expert Git user, we would really encourage you to also attend as an opportunity to help other less experienced users.

Agenda:
• 6pm – gather and eat pizza. Some time for troubleshooting installation questions.
• 6:30 – Announcements and main session
• 7:30 – Lightning talk, followed by informal continued discussions and networking

What to bring:
• Bring a laptop to follow along and participate

Before the meetup:
• We are asking that attendees register for a GitHub account and install Git ahead of time
• Recommended reading: http://happygitwithr.com
• To register for a github account:
o https://github.com
• Install git version appropriate for your OS:
o https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-Installing-Git
• We will talk about using RStudio as a git client, but a separate client can be useful:
o https://desktop.github.com
• For those that are comfortable with the command line, there is a free Datacamp course:
o https://www.datacamp.com/courses/introduction-to-git-for-data-science

We can't wait to see you!

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Venue: Drexel University's LeBow College of Business at 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia, United States
Organized by R-Ladies Philly


Springtime with R

Date: 2018-05-16 at 19:00
Location: 55105, United States

Description

WHAT WE'RE DOING:
Please join us for a casual meeting to talk about our favorite R topics, goals, and progress. We will also have some free time to work and ask each other questions. Hope to see you there! All skill levels are welcome.

WHAT TO BRING:
Bring your laptop. Your laptop cord and a notebook might be a good idea, too. If you are new to R, please bring your laptop and we can help you get started!

CONSUMING THINGS:
Just down the hall is a mini coffee shop. (Bring your own mug to get 25 cents off!) Feel free to bring snackies or beverages from home.

LOCATION:
Meet us in room 226 of O'Shaughnessy Science (OSS). This is connected to Owens and is part of the Frey Science Center (big cement sign out front). OSS is on the west side of Cretin between Grand and Summit. The east side of the building has an elevator, and the building is ADA accessible.

PARKING:
You can park on Summit for free. The parking ramp (on Grand and Cretin) is very close to OSS and is decently priced ($1.00 or $1.50 per hour).

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Venue: O'Shaughnessy Science Hall at 2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN , 55105, MN, , United States
Organized by R Ladies - Twin Cities


R-Ladies Irvine Kickoff!

Date: 2018-05-16 at 19:00
Location: Irvine, United States

Description

Hi everyone!

***Update: since we've had a much larger than expected amount of people RSVP (thank you!), we've had to move our meetup to another location on UC Irvine's campus.

Our kickoff meeting will be held from 7 - 8:30pm in Rowland Hall, room 306 (on the 3rd floor)!
The new picture is a picture of Rowland Hall, and a helpful map of UC Irvine can be found here: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus.pdf

Agenda
7:00 - 7:15: Welcome and Networking
7:15 - 7:45: Intro to R-Ladies Irvine + How to Get Involved
7:45 - 8:15: Planning Session + Goals for the Group
8:15 - 8:30: Networking and Cleanup

Parking: The closest lots are lots 16, 16H, and 12B. The locations of these lots and others can be found here: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_12_map_vis_pkg.pdf

Healthy snacks and R-shaped cookies will be provided. :)

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Venue: UC Irvine at Irvine, CA, Irvine, CA, 92618, United States
Organized by R-Ladies Irvine


Sensing human behaviour with online data - Suzy Moat & Tobias Preis

Date: 2018-05-17 at 18:00
Location: Coventry, United Kingdom

Description

Title:
Sensing human behaviour with online data

Abstract:
Our everyday usage of the Internet leaves volumes of data in its wake. Can we use this data to help us reduce delays and costs in measuring human behaviour, or even to measure behaviour we couldn’t measure before? Here, we will outline a number of studies carried out at the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School, investigating whether online data can help us monitor disease levels, measure global travel patterns, and evaluate whether the beauty of the environment we live in might affect our health. We will discuss some of the challenges in generating estimates of human behaviour from online data when our relationship with Internet services continues to evolve at such rapid pace.

Speakers:
Suzy Moat is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, where she co-directs the Data Science Lab. She is also a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Her research investigates whether data on our usage of the Internet, from sources such as Google, Wikipedia and Flickr, can help us measure and even predict human behaviour in the real world.

Tobias Preis is a Professor of Behavioural Science and Finance at the University of Warwick and a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

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Venue: Room A1.01, Zeeman Building at University of Warwick, CV4 7AL, Coventry, United Kingdom
Organized by Warwick R User Group (R Programming Language)


TalkRs

Date: 2018-05-17 at 18:00
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Description

A laid-back get together to discuss aspects of R and data science, and get help on any current data challenges you're having.

You don't have to come along every fortnight but if you're looking to learn R, commiserate over the latest stumbling block, or help others learn R, we'd love to meet you!

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Venue: Bar 33 at 33 Windsor Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Organized by CaRdiff - the Cardiff R User Group


DSI Workshops & Community Coding Sessions

Date: 2018-05-17 at 14:00
Location: Chico, United States

Description

• What we'll do
**Workshops**

* We will be planning a few introductory workshops on topics such as R, Python, Git
* And a few advanced workshops on creating academic webpages with R Markdown, and an introduction to Bayesian Methods for statistical analysis.
* Do you have a request for a specialized workshop topic? Contact the CSU DSI with the request. **Community Coding Sessions**

* On days when no talks or workshops are scheduled the room will be open for Community Coding.
* This open work session provides a helpful and friendly working environment where you can code, ask questions or discuss ideas related to R, Python, Data Science, or more generally data visualization and analysis.
* We invite you to bring your Data Science and coding questions, data, and projects. Just need a place to work on stats/CS homework? You're invited too!
* On most days Robin Donatello (STAT) or Edward Roualdes (STAT) will be present. Other members of the DSI may drop in on occasion. Questions? Contact the CSUC DSI at datascience.csuchico.edu

• What to bring
laptop

• Important to know
You don't need to have a question to attend!

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Venue: MLIB 442 at Chico State Campus , Chico, CA, , United States
Organized by Chico R Users Group


R-Ladies Meeting: topic to be determined

Date: 2018-05-17 at 18:00
Location: Montréal, Canada

Description

To be determined

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Venue: District 3 at 1250 Guy Street, Montréal, QC, , Canada
Organized by R-Ladies Montreal


Talk night: slack and tidy

Date: 2018-05-17 at 18:15
Location: Portland, United States

Description

Speakers:

- Aaron Makubuya (Data Scientist, XPO Logistics): Analytical Reporting with Slackr

- Hoyt Emerson (Senior Data Analyst, Home Depot): Advanced Pipe Programming in the Tidyverse ([tibbleColumns](https://github.com/nhemerson/tibbleColumns))

Presentations will begin at 6:30 pm. Doors open 6:15 pm.

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Location: OHSU Collaborative Life Science Building , at OHSU 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Venue: Collaborative Life Sciences Building, OHSU South Waterfront Campus, Room CLSB 3A001 at 2730 SW Moody Ave., Portland, OR, , United States
Organized by Portland R User Group


R-Ladies Louisville Meeting

Date: 2018-05-18 at 18:30
Location: Louisville, United States

Description

Please join us Friday May 18th at 6:30 PM for a fun, informal night of drinks and appetizers with R-Ladies Louisville at the 8Up Rooftop Bar. Let's get to know each other better and discuss the future directions of R-Ladies Louisville! We look forward to meeting everyone!

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Venue: 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen at 350 W Chestnut St, Louisville, United States
Organized by R-Ladies Louisville


Intro to the Tidyverse!

Date: 2018-05-19 at 10:00
Location: Tampa, United States

Description

Hi everyone. Please bring bring your laptops, and be ready to work. If you're brand new to R, we'll post some info on setting up the software over the next few weeks. And if you're stuck, we'll give you a hand when you get there.

We'll provide light snacks.

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Venue: Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library at 3910 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL, 33611, United States
Organized by R-Ladies Tampa


R and Python study group

Date: 2018-05-19 at 10:00
Location: West des Moines, United States

Description

Are you tired of learning and playing with Python and R alone? Would you like to get together with a few friends and learn together? I have been starting to learn R and Python for data science and following the typical route of videos and practice projects. I really want to ramp up my learning and exposure to different ways. Here is my proposal:

- Gather a small group of 2-5 and learn together.
- Meet at a coffee shop, library, or some other space that has Wi-Fi.
- Pick a project, data set or problem, then work to solve it with different tools.
- Keep it fluid and informal.
- Meet on a regular basis, say weekly to start, and adjust as needed.
- Aim to keep the meetings 2-4 hours long, but this can be adjusted to the project or group. People can come and go as needed.
- It does not have to be the same people each time, so you only have to commit to going once to check it out.

Are you interested? Show up at the meeting spot, have some coffee, meet new friends and bring a project or question.

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Venue: Panera Bread at 4150 Westown Pkwy, West des Moines, IA, 50265, United States
Organized by Central Iowa R User Group


TRU Monthly Meetup - May 2018

Date: 2018-05-19 at 14:00
Location: Princeton Jct, United States

Description

• Clustering - Part 2

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Venue: West Windsor Branch Library at 333 N Post Rd, Princeton Jct, United States
Organized by Trenton R Users (TRU)



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