Ryan Elmore will introduce an newish R package (ballr, pronounced baller) for scraping data from basketball-reference.com (http://basketball-reference.com/). He will highlight the use of the rvest package, along with the selectorgadget tool. He would love it if others are interested in contributing to this project!
Databases in R
Matt Pocernich will discuss accessing databases in R. This introductory talk will focus on accessing data using a functions found in RODBC, touch a little on dplyr, but then show how dbplyr extends dplyr to access databases.