3-hour workshop with a couple of breaks, followed by some drinks and snacks.
As this workshop has a limited capacity, we would like to make sure that we limit the amount of "no-shows" as much as possible. In order to achieve that, and to make sure that our material is in line with the audience level, we kindly ask you to register on Eventbrite additionally to the RSVP.
Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transform-your-r-code-into-a-web-api-with-plumber-tickets-90144228815
4:00 pm - doors open
4:15 pm - 7 pm - workshop with two short breaks
7:00 - 8.30 pm - Apéro
In today's highly interconnected world, APIs are extremely common. Data scientists typically use them to source data for their applications, but when they need to expose their own models and data services to others, they often rely on software engineers for the task. In this workshop, we will discuss how to share your data science work through APIs. Specifically, we will tackle the case of providing systematic access to your R computational processes, creating an API with the package plumber. In a hands-on session, we will demonstrate how to transform a simple R program into a web service, we will show how to create and expose an API, and we will give an overview of best practices and common security concerns.
Some programming experience is expected to profit from this workshop, and prior experience with R and basic understanding of web applications is recommendable.
The workshop will be hands on, so it is advisable to bring along a laptop. All necessary setup requirements and materials will be shared online in the MiraiLabs public repository prior to the event, and will also be accessible afterwards.