November's meetup will have a little different flavor. In contrast to talks focused on a specific package or technical topic, the November talks will focus more on interesting data, applications and analysis problems. Our speakers, Kevin Goodfellow from Sports Data Hub and Steve Malers from the Open Water Foundation, will provide an overview of their respective organizations, analysis capabilities and challenges. There will be ample time for questions, comments, ideas and feedback. Each topic will be about 30 minutes, so longer than a lightning talk - but shorter than a full talk. Potentially, this could evolve into a type of short presentation that allow us to share at a higher level what we do (or would like to do) with R, in contrast to talks which discuss how we do things in R.
Kevin Goodfellow will discuss: A brief overview of the current state of sports analytics with a specific example of the potential new uses of player positioning data.
Steve Malers will discuss: "Transparency in Water Resources - Moving to Open Source Software"
The Open Water Foundation (OWF) is a new nonprofit social enterprise that focuses on providing an open source software platform to help organizations make better decisions about water resources. An overview will be provided illustrating the need for this approach and insight into the OWF startup. The technology landscape will be discussed, including challenges and opportunities for technologists and entrepreneurs.
And of course afterwords we will head out to Freshcraft for some beer.
The location has been confirmed. Room 470.