Beginner's Guide to Developing in R

Girl Develop It Phoenix
Girl Develop It Phoenix
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R is quickly becoming the language for data analysis, and attendees will leave this workshop knowing the fundamentals of writing R code. Hands-on instruction using open R tools will provide attendees the knowledge they need to create R programs on their own laptops and provide results using various types of visualizations. Materials are provided to continue the process of learning R after the class completes.

Attendees will learn how to code applications in R to provide data insight and data visualizations.

We will cover subjects, including:
• History and Introduction to the R Language
• Walk through of the R User Environment
• Introduction to R Language Constructs
• Class Exercise of Writing Hello World in R
• When and How to Use R Language Libraries
• Class Exercise of R code with Graphical Output
• Statistical Functions in R
• Common Uses and Best Fit for R programs
• Using External Data to create R programs

Bring your laptop and charger (Wifi & power strips will be provided). Please install the following software: R Language

Either of these R Studios - OR Visual Studio Community R Tools -

Optional Microsoft R Open-

Having worked with the Microsoft BI stack for many years, Ginger Grant is exploring new challenges by applying her data expertise to the expanding field of data science and data visualization. Using R and Machine Learning she has been able to use data and algorithms to answer many different business questions for users. When not working, Ginger is studying for the pilot degree program Microsoft created for Data Science, blogging at and speaking at numerous technical events, including SQL Saturdays, Dev Connections, and of course GDI. An active member of the Microsoft data community, she was recently awarded a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

Our generous sponsor, Meltmedia (, will be providing breakfast and lunch. If you wish to bring your own food, there is a refrigerator and microwave on site for use.

We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Monique (

SPONSOR: Meltmedia (
Meltmedia is an uncommon mix of technology experts, digital strategists and design leaders. They build impactful websites and enterprise-class web and mobile applications for mid-tier to Fortune 500 Business Superheroes.