Please join us for the very first meetup of the R-Ladies Cape Town chapter. R-Ladies is a worldwide organisation whose mission is to promote gender diversity in the R community. There are many other R-Ladies chapters in cities all around the world. As an organization R-Ladies is fully inclusive of trans women, genderqueer women and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified, and the same stands for R-Ladies Cape Town. Please have a look at the R-Ladies rules and guidelines. (https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/blob/master/R-Ladies_RulesGuidelines.pdf)
The idea for the Cape Town chapter of R-Ladies Global is to bring together women who work with R to get to know, support and learn from each other. The R community suffers from an underrepresentation of women in every role and area of participation. You absolutely do not need to be good at R to be a part of this community.
Here is a map link (http://tinyurl.com/y8csajg2) to the venue for the meetup. We are very happy that it is so close to public transport for people who rely on it. I know we will be meeting outside peak hours. If you have any safety concerns regarding getting to the station or getting home, please get in touch and we will find out if anyone with a car is going your way and can lift you.
There will be some drinks and snacks to fuel the conversation. We will say a few words to kick off but otherwise please just come along, be brave and chat to people :)
We really hope to see you there. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
All the best,
Theoni, Megan and Wiebke