What we're about

R-Ladies Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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!

Website: https://www.rladies.org
Twitter: @RLadiesGlobal ( https://twitter.com/RLadiesGlobal )
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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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)

R Ladies KC Inaugural Meetup

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**Location still needs to be determined. It will likely be downtown KC, the plaza, or in the Mission, KS area** Join us for an event about Exploratory Data Analysis in R! We'll also have a post-workshop social where we can chat over coffee near the event location. ***Agenda*** 10:30-10:45 Welcome and Introductions 10:45-11:45 Workshop by Gabi Cipriano and Anna Pechenina 11:45-12:00 Q&A and Discussion ***About the Talk*** For our first workshop, we start with Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA, for short). With EDA you can answer questions about your data with visualizations, transformations, and data models. You can then use those outputs to refine and create new questions. This talk will cover how to ask these types of questions at the beginning of your analysis in order to lead to the more interesting and substantive questions about your data. The topics we'll cover are the following: 1. Visualizing variation within and between variables 2. How to deal with pesky and ever-present missing data 3. Descriptive statistics and their corresponding visualizations 4. Intro to string variables manipulation Key packages we'll use: ggplot2, ~the tidyverse~, plotly, rmarkdown We'll wrap up the workshop with an introduction to reporting in R Markdown. You'll see how to convert your code into attractive reports and presentations, and, if time permits, how to create interactive documents using Shiny. ***About the Speakers*** Gabi Cipriano is a data analyst at Cerner, where she transforms and visualizes clinical data from the electronic medical record for a school of public health's research projects. Anna Pechenina is a research analyst for the Department of Human Health and Services as well as a Political Science lecturer. Both have joined forces with Boryana Koseva, a bioinformatician at KU, to found R Ladies' Kansas City chapter. ***Things to Know*** Please help spread the word and ask people to follow us on Twitter or Meetup. Feel free to bring a laptop if you would like to follow along, but it is not required. Code will be shared with attendees! Snacks will be provided as the workshop is very close to lunch time. We expect all attendees to abide by our community code of conduct. Please review it here: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct

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