R-Ladies & R User Group Year-end Meetup
To celebrate a wonderful year of #rstats learning and community, R-Ladies and the R User Group are coming together for a year-end social event.
We’re going to be watching The Computers documentary which tells the inspirational story of the women behind the ENIAC.
In 1946 six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, a project run by the U.S. Army as part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without programming languages or tools (for none existed) ̶ only logical diagrams. By the time they were finished, ENIAC ran a ballistics trajectory perfectly! Yet when the ENIAC was unveiled to the press and the public in 1946, the women were never introduced… and their story was lost for decades.
*There will be secure parking available.
We have safe and secure underground parking at the building. The entrance can be found on the slip from Harrison st to Smit st. It is near impossible to access this entrance from Smit st in the evenings, so try to come down Harrison street. The entrance is labeled "209 Smit Street Parking". Drive down the ramp and you will be met by security who will direct you to the visitors parking. Take the lift to the ground floor and from there follow the signs to the Meetup.
Gautrain & Walking
Braamfontein Gate is a 5-minute walk from Park Station. Ask Gautrain security for directions. Braamfontein Gate is the Uber pick up point for Park Station, so they should be able to point you in the right direction. Walk through the front doors and turn right. You'll find us at the bottom of the stairs.