What we're about

R-Ladies Baltimore ( https://rladies-baltimore.github.io ) welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you're a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our non-profit, civil society community is designed to develop our members' R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community!

A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Baltimore exists to promote gender diversity in the R community worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities. Our priority is to provide a safe community space for anyone identifying as a minority gender who is interested in and/or working with R. As a founding principle, there is no cost or charge to participate in any of our R-Ladies communities around the world.

We are part of Global R-Ladies group. Here are some links! You can access our presentations, R scripts and more (soon) on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!

Website: https://rladies-baltimore.github.io

Github: https://github.com/rladies

E-mail: info [at] rladies [dot] org

Twitter: @RLadiesGlobal ( https://twitter.com/RLadiesGlobal )

GitHub: http://github.com/rladies

PS Community Policies & Code of Conduct:

The leadership, mentoring & teaching roles within this Community are held exclusively by minority genders (majority gender speakers may be allowed/invited as one-off guests in exceptional circumstances at the leadership team's discretion). Due to unexpected demand, we have opened learning participation to all genders, dependent on initial and on-going vetting by the leadership team. However, the stated priority of the R-Ladies communities is the development & support specifically of those identifying as a minority gender, and we, therefore, reserve the right to guard this interest through whatever measures the leadership team deems appropriate. Anyone involved with R-Ladies Baltimore is expected to fully respect each other, the mandate of this community, and the goodwill on which R-Ladies is founded, or face expulsion/a penalty of any form, at the discretion of the leadership team.

Full community guidelines are found here: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki

PPS Photos, Films and all other media/recordings:

Photos, Films, and all other media/recordings: photographs and/or video/other media will be taken at events held by this community. By taking part in an R-Ladies Baltimore event you grant the community organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming/media, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity, fundraising or other purposes to help achieve the community’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be recorded in these media please inform a community organizer.

Upcoming events (5)

R-Ladies Baltimore -- Mapping Neighborhood Air-Quality with Shiny (Virtual)

R-Ladies Baltimore (Bmore) is the local Baltimore chapter for the larger R-Ladies global organization (rladies.org) to promote gender diversity in the R community. The next event is Tuesday November 17, 2020 from 3-4:30pm (virtual meetup on Zoom). We will have an exciting joint presentation from Marynia Kolak (https://makosak.github.io) (Assistant Director of Health Informatics, Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Science, Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago) and Isaac Kamber (Undergraduate student at University of Chicago) on Mapping Neighborhood Air-Quality Factors for a Smart City with R Shiny. They will discuss how they calculated and visualized air quality metrics for the Chicago Health Department. WHO is this for? - If you are new to R & want to learn about Shiny apps! - If you work with spatial data in R (e.g. geographical spatial data), but not sure how to visualize it with R! - If you are interested in using R to learn about analyzing air quality data! *If any/all of this is true, this event might be for you!* AGENDA 3:00–3:15pm Who we are | Announcements | What's next 3:15–4pm Presentation: Mapping Neighborhood Air-Quality Factors for a Smart City with R Shiny 4–4:30pm Networking -- Any more Qs? Details on the location: The Zoom information will be sent to those who RSVP the week before the event. FAQ: Q: Are men welcome to attend R-Ladies events? A: Yes, men are welcome at this event. Our mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. However, we ask that cis men come as guests of women and gender minorities to our events to promote a sense support and encouragement for women and gender minorities in the R community. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies. Please also take the time to review our code of conduct before you attend: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct The term "women and gender minorities" is inclusive of individuals who identify as female (trans and cis), trans-men, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, intersex, and all minority genders). Important to know: - If this is your first R-Ladies event, please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct Finally, for more information: email: [masked] twitter: @RLadiesBmore facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLadiesBmore/ meetup: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-baltimore/

R-Ladies Baltimore -- Reticulate RStudio and your R code with Python (Virtual)

R-Ladies Baltimore (Bmore) is the local Baltimore chapter for the larger R-Ladies global organization (rladies.org) to promote gender diversity in the R community. The next event is Thursday December 17, 2020 from 3-4:30pm (virtual meetup on Zoom). We are so excited to welcome Tiffany Timbers (https://www.tiffanytimbers.com) from the Department of Statistics and a Co-Director for the Master of Data Science program (Vancouver Option) at the University of British Columbia! She will presenting on how to leverage Python within R and RStudio using the reticulate (https://rstudio.github.io/reticulate/) R package! WHO is this for? - If you are new to R & but curious about Python! - If you analyze data in R, but on the job market and need to learn how to leverage wonderful Python libraries! - If you use R and collaborate with other researchers who use Python and are looking for strategies on how to collaborate and write code together! *If any/all of this is true, this event might be for you!* AGENDA 3:00–3:15pm Who we are | Announcements | What's next 3:15–4pm Presentation: Reticulate RStudio and your R code with Python 4–4:30pm Networking -- Any more Qs? Details on the location: The Zoom information will be sent to those who RSVP the week before the event. FAQ: Q: Are men welcome to attend R-Ladies events? A: Yes, men are welcome at this event. Our mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. However, we ask that cis men come as guests of women and gender minorities to our events to promote a sense support and encouragement for women and gender minorities in the R community. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies. Please also take the time to review our code of conduct before you attend: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct The term "women and gender minorities" is inclusive of individuals who identify as female (trans and cis), trans-men, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, intersex, and all minority genders). Important to know: - If this is your first R-Ladies event, please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct Finally, for more information: email: [masked] twitter: @RLadiesBmore facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLadiesBmore/ meetup: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-baltimore/

R-Ladies Baltimore -- An introduction to the R/Bioconductor Ecosystem (Virtual)

R-Ladies Baltimore (Bmore) is the local Baltimore chapter for the larger R-Ladies global organization (rladies.org) to promote gender diversity in the R community. The next event is Thursday January 28, 2021 from 3-4:30pm (virtual meetup on Zoom). We will have an exciting presentation from Jocelyn Chavez (https://josschavezf.netlify.app) a Ph.D. student at the Biotechnology Institute-UNAM in Mexico! She will give an introduction to the R/Bioconductor (http://bioconductor.org) ecosystem, using Bioconductor packages, contributing packages, how to get help, attending the annual conference, and also sharing her experience with Bioconductor in general. If you haven't heard of Bioconductor, you can think of it like a cousin to CRAN, but for the analysis of biological data. WHO is this for? - If you are new to R & want to know more about what is Bioconductor! - If you work with biological data in R, but are unfamiliar with Bioconductor! - If you are interested contributing to Bioconductor to analyze biological data! *If any/all of this is true, this event might be for you!* AGENDA 3:00–3:15pm Who we are | Announcements | What's next 3:15–4pm Presentation: An introduction to the R/Bioconductor Ecosystem 4–4:30pm Networking -- Any more Qs? Details on the location: The Zoom information will be sent to those who RSVP the week before the event. FAQ: Q: Are men welcome to attend R-Ladies events? A: Yes, men are welcome at this event. Our mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. However, we ask that cis men come as guests of women and gender minorities to our events to promote a sense support and encouragement for women and gender minorities in the R community. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies. Please also take the time to review our code of conduct before you attend: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct The term "women and gender minorities" is inclusive of individuals who identify as female (trans and cis), trans-men, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, intersex, and all minority genders). Important to know: - If this is your first R-Ladies event, please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct Finally, for more information: email: [masked] twitter: @RLadiesBmore facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLadiesBmore/ meetup: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-baltimore/

R-Ladies Bmore -- Let's get meta: analyzing your R code with tidycode (Virtual)

R-Ladies Baltimore (Bmore) is the local Baltimore chapter for the larger R-Ladies global organization (rladies.org) to promote gender diversity in the R community. The next event is Thursday February 11, 2021 from 3-4:30pm (virtual meetup on Zoom). We will have an exciting presentation from Lucy D'Agostino McGowan (https://www.lucymcgowan.com) an Assistant Professor in Statistics, Wake Forest University. She will give a presentation on two R packages: matahari (https://github.com/jhudsl/matahari) and tidycode (https://lucymcgowan.github.io/tidycode/). The matahari package is a simple package for tidy logging of everything you type into the R console. The tidycode package allows users to analyze R expressions in a tidy way (i.e. take the code captured from matahari and put it in a tidy table for downstream analysis with the tidyverse). WHO is this for? - If you are new to R & want to see some cool things R can do! - If you work with messy R expressions and want to know how to tidy them up! *If any/all of this is true, this event might be for you!* AGENDA 3:00–3:15pm Who we are | Announcements | What's next 3:15–4pm Presentation: Let's get meta: analyzing your R code with tidycode 4–4:30pm Networking -- Any more Qs? Details on the location: The Zoom information will be sent to those who RSVP the week before the event. FAQ: Q: Are men welcome to attend R-Ladies events? A: Yes, men are welcome at this event. Our mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. However, we ask that cis men come as guests of women and gender minorities to our events to promote a sense support and encouragement for women and gender minorities in the R community. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies. Please also take the time to review our code of conduct before you attend: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct The term "women and gender minorities" is inclusive of individuals who identify as female (trans and cis), trans-men, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, intersex, and all minority genders). Important to know: - If this is your first R-Ladies event, please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct Finally, for more information: email: [masked] twitter: @RLadiesBmore facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLadiesBmore/ meetup: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-baltimore/

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