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LA R meetup @ useR! 2014 conference: R’s Place in the Production Environment

  • Jul 1, 2014 · 6:30 PM

This is a joint event of the LA R meetup and the useR! 2014 conference.

We'd like to bring together the LA and worldwide R community to network and share knowledge about using R in a production environment. This event will be free to everyone, but if you are not attending the conference, you'll need to register here (i.e. on Eventbrite, RSVPs on are closed).

If you are living in LA, but not attending the conference, this is a unique opportunity to mingle with the best of the best in the R community.


6:30-7:30pm: food and networking

7:30-9:00pm: introduction, opening talk, panel

UseR! in the Industry: R’s Place in the Production Environment   

Thanks to the growing business importance of data analysis, R is finding a niche in the software production environment. But this role is not without its challenges. We are a panel of industry experts using R in production. We will give an overview of how R fits in at our companies, highlight key tools, and identify the gaps in the platform. The format will be a 20 minute overview talk followed by a moderated panel Q&A. 

LA R meetup & useR! 2014 host: Szilard Pafka, Chief Scientist, Epoch

Opening remarks: Yasmin Lucero, Senior Statistician, Gravity-AOL 

Panel moderator: Tareef Kawaf, President, 


Pete Meyer, Senior Ads Quality Statistician, Google 

Alex Toth, Operations Engineer, Gravity-AOL 

Ajay Gopal, Director of Data Science and Analytics, 

Vladimir Ryzhov, Game Analyst, Activision 

Hilary Parker, Data Analyst, Etsy 

Audience moderator: Irina Kukuyeva, Senior Biostatistician, Virtual PICU Systems

Venue: UCLA Campus, Palisades Room of the Carnasale Commons. The nearest parking structure is Parking Structure SV (Sunset Valley). There are pay kiosks on level P1 - parking will cost $12 for a day pass. To get to Parking Structure SV, you will enter the north end of campus from Sunset Blvd. Detailed directions can be found here.

We'd like to thank our catering sponsors and Gravity-AOL.

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  • Praveenkumar D.

    Hi - do you happen to have video streaming for this session? Thanks!

    July 1, 2014

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