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Budapest BI Forum night: The Challanges of Using R in Production

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Gergely D.


This is a free and English-speaking event kindly hosted by the Budapest BI Forum. The main focus of the topics discussed will be how (not) to use R in production and security-related questions in the R ecosystem.

Our honored guest is Colin Gillespie, who is a Senior Statistics lecturer at Newcastle University and is a co-founder of -- he has used R for over twenty years and has been teaching R for the past fifteen years. He recently co-authored the O’Reilly book on Efficient R Programming.


  • 19:00 door opens, pizzas served, networking
  • 19:30 Colin: R and Security (with three R related examples of how it is possible to access a users system, including domain squatting on the Bioconductor website, guessing passwords on RStudio server instances and user trust issues)
  • 20:00 Best practices on securing Shiny dashboards
  • 20:15 Opening up the discussion to general issues and best practices in using R for production (like batch model training, live scoring, scaling R, securing R applications etc)
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