What we're about

R-Ladies Gainesville 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 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 Gainesville 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. You can access our presentations, R scripts, and Projects on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!

We are aiming to have an inaugural meeting in August 2018, and we will send out more information closer to the date. In the meantime, we’d like to find out from *you* what you would like to see us implement. We have developed a survey to guide our activities, and it would be great if you could take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts and wishes: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3q9uhxYQs15srv5uFAx6b6QyeYrtgZjlY6y9ocB3jSTAj2g/viewform

Website: https://www.rladies.org

Twitter: @RladiesGainesville (https://twitter.com/rladiesgnv)

Github: https://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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 (1)

Book Club

The Bull

~~~~~~ Date and Location have been updated! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Meet us the "The Bull" downtown from 6-8pm Join us for a book club discussion of Reshma Saujani’s Brave, Not Perfect. Reshma is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. In her popular TED Talk, she advocates for girls to learn coding as a way to practice failure and overcome expectations of “perfection”. Her book Brave, Not Perfect expands on these ideas by describing how society promotes perfection, why we should be learning to be brave instead, and how to achieve this goal. Where to get the book: Alachua county library has a couple copies Used and ebooks start at around $12 Free audiobook with an Audible trial through Amazon We’ve created a book swap here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X36YPE4NVvW9JTZp6AxbAhlsfxra8ntdBsZIllkNC2Q/edit#gid=0 Not able to read the book? Here are some alternatives: Watch the TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/reshma_saujani_teach_girls_bravery_not_perfection?language=en Read one of the many book reviews Just read the questions below and come with some ideas! Discussion questions to get us started: 1. How does the goal of perfection operate as a barrier in your life? 2. Coding is a great tool for practicing failure. What are some other tools you currently or could use? 3. What are some good examples of bravery that you’ve seen in your field or career?

Past events (10)

Making your code citable

Cypress & Grove Brewing Company

Photos (5)