Lightning talk meeting to start 2013 off with a Bang

We are starting 2013 off with a night of lightning talks.

We are looking for volunteers to come and give us a short (roughly 5 minutes) talk on the cool new R things you are working on.
We already have 4 volunteers (Parallel R, Shiny and more)
but we need more, so please come tell us about your work.
Our goal is to have at least 8 volunteers.

We also want to hear from you folks who don't know a lot about R but think you have an idea or an application that would be a good fit for R and want some feedback from R experts.
We'll call this the "Can R help with this?" part of the night and we want around 8 volunteers to give a very brief (2 minutes) description of your problem/application/idea.

To volunteer for either type of presentation please use the thread on the meetup website

Our last lightning talk night was a great success with many fascinating presentations, so please think about volunteering and definitely plan on coming.

Thanks to HackReduce for hosting us. We think there is a lot of potential synergy between their mission and our group. Check them out at

Hope to see you there,
John, Josh & Vipin

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  • Richard L.

    Very good, interesting topics. I would not have minded if the talks had been longer with more live demo. Please do a longer talk on Shiny.

    January 24, 2013

  • Plamen

    Ineresting talks, good presentation material, lively audience. Can we have the presentation slides in pdf or ppt ? Or at least the titles and names of the presenters ?

    January 23, 2013

  • Tadhg

    sorry I couldn't make it - got stuck at work :(

    January 23, 2013

  • Joseph K.

    Great talks and good questions. Free pizza never hurts! Good sponsor in Paradigm4.

    January 22, 2013

  • John M.

    Looking forward to seeing you all tonight.

    As you would expect, the easiest way to get to HackReduce
    is to take the T to Kendall.
    It's a short walk from the Kendall T down Third street.

    If you drive, there are some meters on Third
    and on some of the nearby streets like Rogers.
    I've also had luck on Mass Ave near Kendall.

    - john

    January 22, 2013

  • John M.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday. So far we have about 6 topics for lightning talks
    and we can easily handle 10 so if you
    have something cool you are working on please
    come share it with us.

    And if you have a "Can R help with this?" question
    please come and ask the group.

    If you plan to speak please do post a brief comment
    on your topic on the discussion thread[masked]

    We are close to the capacity of 120 so for those of you
    who RSVP'd YES please update if you have a change in plans.

    - john

    January 19, 2013

  • John M.

    May I ask all of you who want to volunteer to do a
    talk of either kind at the meeting next week to
    post your proposal on the thread here[masked]

    That will help us keep track of how many talks we can expect.

    Thank you and looking forward to seeing you all next week.

    - john

    January 14, 2013

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