• Post-SatRday Chicago R-Ladies Meetup!

    Roosevelt University

    Meet up with R-Ladies Chicago after Chicago's first one-day R conference happening at the end of April, SatRday Chicago! We'll be meeting up at the post-conference happy hour at Roosevelt University. R-Ladies from out of town will be at the event, and we'd like to welcome them :) Attendance at the conference is not required for *female and non-binary individuals* to join R-Ladies at the happy hour. We encourage our male allies to buy a ticket and attend the conference! Tickets are cheap - $50 for professionals, $25 for students, and the event will feature over 35 speakers (!) and food. If you're looking for a day of R learning and networking, check out the schedule and get a ticket to SatRday Chicago here: https://chicago2019.satrdays.org/

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  • Data Visualization with Maps Shiny Workshop

    William Blair

    Learn how to make your first Shiny app with spatial data! We'll build a simple interactive map application and teach you how to use Shiny apps to interpret and visualize your data. • What you'll learn: - Why build a Shiny app? - How a Shiny app is structured - How to incorporate interactivity in your Shiny app - How to deploy your Shiny app • Prerequisites: -William Blair has a strict firewall, so please follow the instructions here prior to the Meetup so that you are able to get the most out of this workshop: https://github.com/rladies-chicago/2019-04-18-shiny-workshop/blob/master/README.md -If your Meetup profile does not include your first name, please email [masked] with the subject line "Name for 4/18 Meetup" and your name in the body of the email so we can make sure you are on the list of approved guests. Schedule: 5:45-6 -- R tour for beginners; sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/rladiestour 6-6:30 -- Food, Intros & Announcements 6:30-7:30 -- Shiny workshop 7:30-8:00 -- Socializing/Networking/Hanging out Q: Are men welcome to attend this event? A: Our primary mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. ***As such, we strongly encourage that all men who attend this event have a female or non-binary sponsor. Please contact [masked] if you have questions.*** Additionally, please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals. Thank you to William Blair for hosting us and providing food! • What to bring Laptop or notebook if you can! Wifi is available and live-tweeting is encouraged. • Important to know We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct

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  • R-Ladies Chicago welcomes Mara Averick: Sustainers of the Tidyverse

    Join us in welcoming tidyverse developer advocate and Twitter #rstats star Mara Averick! • What we'll do: Schedule: 5:45-6 -- R tour for beginners; sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/rladiestour 6-6:30 -- Food, Intros & Announcements 6:30-7:10 -- Talk by Mara 7:10-8:00 -- Socializing/Networking/Hanging out Bio: Mara Averick is the tidyverse developer advocate at RStudio. She got into R by way of a long-time love for the NBA and (fantasy) basketball. When not catering to the every whim of her dogs, she can be found: perusing weird words; indulging her bibliomania; and/or watching, quantifying, and visualizing Archer. Topic: Sustainers of the Tidyverse Abstract: If a piece of open-source software is to survive its own success, it must have a healthy community of active contributors. The tidyverse, a collection of R packages for data science with a shared underlying design philosophy, has become popular in no small part because of its usability among those who do not consider themselves to be “programmers.” However, this active base of non-developer users has been a fruitful source of contributions as we’ve sought to highlight aspects of contributing to open source beyond committing lines of code. This talk will cover the technical tools, virtual spaces, and social norms that have enabled and empowered community contributions. Find Mara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dataandme Q: Are men welcome to attend this event? A: Our primary mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. ***As such, we strongly encourage that all men who attend this event have a female or non-binary sponsor, as spots may be limited. Please contact [masked] if you have questions.*** Additionally, please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals. Thank you to Uptake for hosting us! • What to bring Laptop or notebook if you can! Wifi is available and live-tweeting is encouraged. • Important to know We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct

  • Galentine's Day Social and Networking!

    Motor Row Brewing

    Celebrate your gal pals with R-Ladies Chicago! We'll be socializing and networking at Motor Row Brewing for our February Meetup. There may or may not be R-Ladies-themed desserts... This event takes place right before our Women's Package Development Workshop (https://forwards.github.io/edu/chicago/) on February 23, so this is a great opportunity to meet and network with R-Ladies from across the US. Please join us in welcoming fellow female and non-binary R users to Chicago! This casual get-together is open to any **female or non-binary** individuals, regardless if you are attending the women's package workshop. Note that this is not a structured event, but a time to socialize with fellow R-Ladies. The venue is pet-friendly, and while it does not have a kitchen, is BYOF (bring your own food - we may order a pizza or two to the venue http://www.motorrowbrewing.com/byof/). Happy Galentine's Day from R-Ladies Chicago!

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  • What We Learned at rstudio::conf 2019: Lightning Talks!

    Start 2019 the right way! Hear about different topics from rstudio::conf(2019). • What we'll do: We’ll be recapping rstudio::conf, an annual conference about all things R and RStudio! Each of our co-organizers attending the conference will give a lightning talk on a cool topic or tool they learned about at the conference. Get ready to learn about cutting-edge tools and new ways to make R work better for you. If you're attending rstudio::conf and would like to give a lightning talk, please email us at chicago [at] rladies.org. Schedule: 5:45-6 -- R tour for beginners; sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/rladiestour 6-6:30 -- Food, Intros & Announcements 6:30-7:30 -- Lightning talks 7:30-8:00 -- Socializing/Networking/Hanging out ⚡️rstudioconf Lightning Talk Topics!! 👥Deep Learning - Caroline Williams 🗄File Structure & File System Operation - Amy Yang 🌟Shiny - Natalie Jorion 📗Reproducible Research - Katherine Simeon 💻Base R vs. the Tidyverse - Ola Giwa 🛠Tidyverse Developer Day & Contributing to open source - Angela Li Q: Are men welcome to attend R-Ladies events? A: Yes, men are welcome at this event - however, our primary mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals. Thank you to WeWork for hosting us and Microsoft Developer Advocates (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/advocates/index.html) and David Smith for sponsoring pizza for this event! • What to bring Laptop or notebook if you can! Wifi is available and live-tweeting is encouraged. • Important to know We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct.

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  • DecembeR Holiday Party & Collaborative Planning

    Join R-Ladies Chicago to celebrate the holidays! Socialize with fellow R-Ladies and help us plan for 2019! **BEFORE THE EVENT: Please fill out our survey to provide feedback on our past and future R-Ladies Chicago programs. We are looking for as many Chicago-area R-Ladies as possible to fill out this survey, even if you cannot attend this Meetup or have not attended one in the past. We would love your input! See the survey here: https://tinyurl.com/rladies-survey • What we'll do: We'll discuss best practices for working with survey data of all forms (e.g. numerical, strings, closed set, open response, etc.) in R. Then, we'll work together in small groups to analyze data from our End of the Year Survey in R. By the end of the Meetup, we hope to have developed a data-driven list of R-Ladies Chicago events & goals for 2019! We'll also socialize with fellow R-Ladies over holiday-themed treats :) There will be no formal technical talk at this meeting; rather, this will be a time to network with fellow R-Ladies while doing a collaborative coding activity. This is part of our “social” Meetups, focused on networking and idea exchange. • Collaborative Coding: We know the idea of coding with others can be daunting, but this is a safe space and everyone is welcome (even if you do not know how to use R yet). Each group will be assigned a more experienced R user so this will be a great opportunity for beginners to see how other people deal with data in R! This will be a relaxed environment and a good chance to meet some of your fellow R-Ladies, so please do not feel like you do not know enough to join in. Schedule: 5:45-6 -- R tour for beginners; sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/rladiestour 6-6:30 -- Food, Intros & Announcements 6:30-7:15 -- Collaborative Coding Activity 7:15-7:35 -- Groups will share what they did with the rest of the group (if they want to!) 7:35-8:00 -- Socializing/Networking/Hanging out 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. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals. Thank you to Uptake for hosting us and Microsoft Developer Advocates (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/advocates/index.html) and David Smith for sponsoring pizza for this event! • What to bring Laptop or notebook if you can! Wifi is available and live-tweeting is encouraged. If you are interested in leading a small group for the collaborative coding activity (no preparation required, just bring in a laptop with R!) message the organizers via Meetup or email Katherine [at] rladies.org. • Important to know We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct.

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  • 'Git' down with Git + R (Workshop & Tutorial)

    Loyola University Water Tower Campus(Chicago/Michigan Area)

    Learn about using Git & R at our November Meetup! R-Ladies Board Member Ola Giwa will lead a tutorial and workshop to get you up and running with Github and using Git in your workflow. This session will discuss: • Version control and why it is important • Fundamental git commands • Using Github for collaboration! This event is extremely beginner-friendly! We encourage anyone, regardless of R & Git/Github proficiency, to join us! Schedule: 5:45-6 -- NEW! R tour for beginners; sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/rladiestour 6-6:30 -- Food and drinks, Intros & Announcements 6:30-7:30 -- Git + R Workshop with Ola 7:30-8:00-- Q&A/Socializing/Networking/Hanging out Thank you to Loyola University Water Tower Campus - School of Social Work for hosting our event and to Microsoft Developer Advocates (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/advocates/index.html) and David Smith for sponsoring food for this event! Important to Know: Q: What should I bring? A: Bring your laptop if you can! Wifi is available and live-tweeting is encouraged. 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. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful to our women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals at this event We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://rladies.org/code-of-conduct/

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  • HacktobeRfest @ Haymarket

    Haymarket Pub & Brewery

    Details: R-Ladies Chicago and Chicago R User Group (CRUG) teamed up this month to bring you a joint meetup worth toasting to: HacktobeRfest at Haymarket Brewery! Schedule: 5:45-6:00-- NEW! Rtour for beginners; sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/rladiestour 6-6:30 -- Food and drinks, Intros & Announcements 6:30-7:00 -- Speakers: Stephen Ziliak & Eleanor Chodroff 7:00-7:45 -- Beer Data Hack-a-thon 7:45-8:00 -- Lightning Style Presentations by Small Groups [Optional] 8:00-Until -- Q&A/Socializing/Networking/Hanging out Speakers: Eleanor Chodroff, Postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University, Department of Linguistics Eleanor’s research focuses on the representation of speech and language in the mind. She became a beer-enthusiast as an exchange student in the Czech Republic and an R-enthusiast as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins. She will talk about the development of a Shiny app featuring Chicagoland breweries Chicagoland Breweries app: https://eleanorchodroff.com/apps/brews.html Code: https://github.com/echodroff/chicago-breweries Personal Website: https://www.eleanorchodroff.com/index.html Stephen Ziliak will introduce us to the contribution brewing has made to statistics with his latest paper "How large are your G-values?" forthcoming The American Statistician (Fall 2018). For more information on Stephen Ziliak: https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-R-User-Group/events/255246038/ Special thanks to Haymarket and IBM for sponsoring this event! Important to Know: Q: Are men welcome to attend R-Ladies events? A: Yes, men are welcome at this event, especially since we teaming up with Chicago R User Group! Our mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful to our women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals at this event We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://rladies.org/code-of-conduct/

  • Pro tips: how to start/advance your data science career

    We have teamed up with Metis and invited Ashley Purdy (Career Advisor) to talk about everything you need to know about Data science job search! Ashley will discuss some strategies for how to put your best foot forward in the data science job search covering topics ranging from networking, interviews, and salary negotiations. Following by Monique, who will give a short talk on develop a LinkedIn profile that stands out above the rest. Let’s tackle LinkedIn together and learn how to maximize your account. Several recruiters from different industry will also be present and introduce the openings at their companies! If you are in the job market or considering a career change, you don't want to miss out this event! About the speaker: Ashley is the Chicago Career Advisor for Metis, a data science educator, and has over six years of experience as an employment professional. She started her career as a technical recruiter before transitioning to career advising. Working in both a recruiting and an advising capacity has given her a strong understanding of the recruitment process and what employers seek in a quality candidate, specifically in the technical and data science industries. Ashley is passionate about helping job seekers and professionals identify the next steps forward in their careers that align with their overall professional goals. Schedule: 5:45-6:00-- NEW! Rtour for beginners 6-6:45 -- Food and drinks, Intros & Announcements 6:45-7:20 -- Ashley's Pro tips talk 7:20-7:40 -- Are You LinkedIn SAVYY? with Monique 7:40-8:00 -- Recruiters Info session 8:00-8:30-- Q&A/Socializing/Networking/Hanging out Thank you to Uptake for providing our meeting space and food for this event! Important to Know: 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. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals. We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://rladies.org/code-of-conduct/

  • Dataviz Study Group: Intro to ggplot2

    Swoon

    Interested in data visualization? Then this study group is for you! Whether you’re beginner or an expert you’re welcome to join! Just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. In this study group meeting, we will be getting brief introduction to ggplot2. ggplot2 is a R package created by Hadley Wickham to create aesthetically pleasing graphics. ggplot2 uses concepts from Leland Wilkinson's Grammar of Graphics to create graphics; making it have a steeper learning curve then R’s default graphic package. Study Group Agenda Schedule: 6:00-6:15 -- Setup, intros, small talk 6:15-6:45 -- Introductory talk about ggplot2 and the grammar of graphics 6:45-7:45 -- Collaborative/Exploratory Coding/Questions about readings 7:45-8:00 -- Set goals for the next meeting, get feedback from participants Sponsors Thank you to Swoon Staffing (https://swoonstaffing.com/) and Antoine Smith for providing space! FAQs 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. Please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals. Are RSVP required? Yes, RSVP is required. Your id will be need in order to enter the building. Will food be provided? Food will not be provided. What do I need to bring? - laptop - power chord Important to know We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://rladies.org/code-of-conduct/

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