Jun 24, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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ConnectR was first mentioned in a presentation in February, but is now ready for business. Arrive from 5:45pm for it's launch at 6pm.
Afterwards we will move on to a nearby pub for networking opportunities.
Tonight is the first public launch of ConnectR, a new website for the R community, making it available to SURF and the wider R user and developer communities. ConnectR is there to change the way open source software is developed, and to make R the most effectively developed tool of its kind, with massive developer and tester bases,but also rapidly and directly responsive to user needs.
ConnectR is a new startup that allows R users and developers to interact effectively, identifying R development that the community needs,and rewarding R developers in the process. ConnectR works through a combination of crowd funding and crowd sourcing. R Users can request new R development vote on existing requests, thus identifying the most popular development requests, which developers canthen create for fortune and glory.
The entire R community benefits, with development driven by aggregate demand. As well as new packages and code, users can request information, most notably through new surveys to be conducted through the ConnectR site. Requests can be targeted to specific developers and teams, propose changes to any part of the general R ecosystem, and even new features or modifications to ConnectR itself.
About our Speaker: Dr Eugene Dubossarsky is Chief Data Scientist and Advisory Board Member at Emagine International and Senior Advisor, Data Science at Contexti, a premier Big Data Analytics Managed Services, Support and Training company. He runs training courses in Data Science, Predictive Modelling, Machine Learning, R and many other topics in Business Analytics through his company Presciient.