What we're about

R-Ladies Boston was founded as a way for women and other gender minorities (including but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender) interested in the R programming language to make connections and learn more about R. We hope that members with a range of skills, from "I think I want to learn" to "expert" will feel comfortable in our spaces - we are lucky in Boston to have folks all along this expertise spectrum!

Meetup structure will be guided by the needs of our members - starting from scratch, my intention is to follow a PyLadies-like model: a mix of lightning talks, tutorials, and camaraderie. Events will be free of charge.

Mentorship and leadership roles are limited to members of gender minority groups (described above), however learners of all genders are welcome to learning-focused meetings* as guests of the organization. R-Ladies is emphatically queer and trans friendly.

* We ask that social-only events (pub nite, etc.) be limited to folks in the gender minority

R-Ladies Code of Conduct

R-Ladies is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all R-Ladies spaces, including meetups, Twitter, Slack, mailing lists, both online and offline. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Founding Members.

Some R-Ladies spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

If you are being harassed by a member/guest/participant of/at R-Ladies, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Founding Members via reporting@rladies.org . Local incidences will be handled together with the local organisers. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

Please read the full Code of Conduct here (https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct)

Upcoming events (2)

Career Clarity Workshop with Arivee Vargas

Online event

We're trying something new for August! With everything that is going on in the world and all the uncertainty many of us are experiencing, we thought it would be a good time to pause and get some clarity. If you're not sure about your next step or want a change but don't know where to start, this one's for you. Join us for an evening of career and personal development with Life and High-Performance Coach, Arivee Vargas. Arivee will lead us in a 1.5 hr interactive workshop aimed to help find clarity. The main goals are to: 1) Help you think through where you could create more clarity in your life and career. What are the opportunities for more clarity to help you move forward or take some action towards what you may really want? 2) Provide some practices and strategies you can immediately apply to help you develop clarity and get results This will be a virtual event and the link will be provided the day of the event to individuals who RSVP. Please include your full name in the RSVP. About Arivee Vargas Arivee Vargas is the Founder of Humble Rising LLC, which aims to motivate and inspire women to pursue a life and career that brings them joy, meaning, and aligns with who they really are. She’s a certified life and high-performance coach to early- to mid-career women professionals in fast-paced environments. As a coach, she helps women gain clarity, overcome fears and self-doubt, break through limiting beliefs, and push through other roadblocks to have the life and career they really want and deserve. Arivee created the Four A’s framework (Activate, Align, Assess, Ask) to help women get unstuck and gain clarity. She frequently speaks on panels and delivers keynotes on topics related to personal growth and professional development. Arivee is a trained litigator and spent most of her legal career at two large law firms, including Jones Day, the world’s largest law firm. She served as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge and federal district court judge in Massachusetts. She also taught an introduction to business law course for several years at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Arivee is currently a Business Partner in the Office of Business Integrity and Ethics at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. In that role, she advises business functions on a variety of matters. She also designed, implemented, and leads the Global Assurance and Global Anti-corruption/Anti-bribery programs including third party risk management initiatives. In addition, she leads the Empower initiative of the women’s employee resource network IWILL (Inspiring Women In Leadership and Learning), focused on the career growth and development of women at the company.

Viewing Party with Sharla.party!

Online event

95 years ago, in January 2020, Sharla Gelfand (@sharlagelfand, they/she) gave a fun, super useful talk at RStudio::conf about reproducible reporting (https://rstudio.com/resources/rstudioconf-2020/don-t-repeat-yourself-talk-to-yourself-repeated-reporting-in-the-r-universe/), and while we're all largely trapped in our homes, we're bringing back the talk and Sharla too! In this online event, we will gather to watch Sharla's the 21 minute talk together, and they will join us for chatting and live Q&A!

Past events (37)

January Event: Data Gets Personal

Bristol-Myers Squibb

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