Plot Twist: 10 Bake Offs, Visualized 11 Ways

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Nous Group

60 Margaret St · Sydney

How to find us

There will be someone there to buzz you up to Level 34 from 5:45.

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What we'll do

Using data from 10 series of The Great British Bake Off, Alison Hill will show eleven ways to visualize the same data using the ggplot2 package. We'll talk a lot about geoms and variable mappings, but also about what it means to "tidy your data", plus the new pivot functions in the tidyr package.

You won't need your laptops but you will get the most out of this talk if you know some basics about using ggplot2. To brush up (or start learning now), you may want to play with the free data visualization primer (you may use an existing Google or GitHub account to log in): Or of course you can check out R-Ladies Sydney's own VizW(h)iz Module of #RYouWithMe! (

Alison Hill is a Data Scientist & Professional Educator at RStudio. She received her PhD in psychology and quantitative methods from Vanderbilt University in 2008. Prior to joining RStudio, she was an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, and an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Alison is an international keynote speaker (, and regularly leads workshops and develops online learning materials on topics like reproducible research, machine learning, and data visualization. She is also a co-author of the book 'blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown' ( Alison lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and young daughter.

Please arrive at 6:00 for nibbles and mingling before a 6:30 start.