SoCal R Users Groups & R-Ladies All-hands Meeting

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SoCal All Hands useR Meeting


At the end of 2019, let us get together and have an entire day of R fun at Warner Bros in Burbank. 2019 has been a great year for SoCal R users. Several R Users Groups and R-Ladies either started or restarted to serve all communities in Southern California. Let us take this chance to celebrate and get to know each other.

While the LA groups will be hosting, this is a joint event with the LA R Users Group, R-Ladies LA, R-Ladies San Diego, R-Ladies Irvine, Orange County R Users Group, R-Ladies Riverside, R-Ladies Pasadena, R-Ladies Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara R Users Group.

***Please submit your talk or lightning talk proposals via Google Form (*** We want to make sure that we have talks from as many SoCal R groups as possible! by Nov 1 and we will notify selected speakers by Nov 5. Note that we will prioritize diversity in proposal selection. First-time speakers are welcome!

Our Headline speaker will be Julia Stewart-Lowndes of R-Ladies Santa Barbara, who also recently gave a keynote at useR 2019!

Title: R for better science in less time

Bio: Julia Stewart Lowndes Ph.D. is a marine data scientist, Mozilla Fellow ('19) and Senior Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC Santa Barbara. As the founding director of Openscapes and science program lead of the Ocean Health Index, she works to increase the value and practice of environmental open data science. She is a co-founder of Eco-Data-Science and R-Ladies Santa Barbara, and is a Carpentries instructor. She earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University in 2012 studying drivers and impacts of Humboldt squid in a changing climate.

10:00-11:30 Workshop
11:30-12:00 Talk 1
12:00-12:30 Alan Dipert (Orange County R Users Group):"Software Engineering with Shiny"
12:30- 1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Talk 3
2:00-2:30 Talk 4
2:30-3:00 5-min Lightning Talks x 5 or 6
3:00-3:50 Julia Stewart Lowndes (R-Ladies Santa Barbara): "R for better science in less time"
3:50-4:00 Closing Remarks from organizers

We would like to thank Warner Bros. for hosting us as well as sponsoring breakfast. We are still searching for a sponsor for lunch. If your company/organization is interested, please reach out to [masked]

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