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 meetup.com 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, RStudio.com
Pete Meyer, Senior Ads Quality Statistician, Google
Alex Toth, Operations Engineer, Gravity-AOL
Ajay Gopal, Director of Data Science and Analytics, CARD.com
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 CARD.com and Gravity-AOL.