- R-Ladies Leuven April Meetup
In April, we will be celebrating our Meetup again in Agora. This time, we'll feature an invited speaker from the Social Sciences area: Marije Nouwen, from the Meaningful Interactions lab (https://soc.kuleuven.be/mintlab/blog/researcher/marije-nouwen/), where she studies different learning contexts. Learn about learning - how can you get your audience to understand your software and love your data viz? Don't miss it! As part of the meetup, we're going to discuss documentation (vignettes and tutorials especially). Are you working on a package, or is your favourite package poorly documented? Do you want to develop a new Shiny app, but are you not sure how to design it? Or do you simply want to learn more about the basics of documentation in R? This is the right place to get some sweet constructive feedback and all kinds of documentation tips. If you have a specific project in mind that you'd like to discuss, feel free to let us know in advance! Hello R-Ladies! For the months of March and April, we will be hosting our Meetups in the Agora learning center from KU Leuven. The spots for these are limited, and Agora will require us to provide them with a list of attendees, so that non-KU Leuven affiliated ladies can also join. Because of this, we will ask you to confirm your attendance after you register! Looking forward to seeing you there!
- R-Ladies Leuven March Meetup
• What we'll do: -First, Lisa Röttjers (https://be.linkedin.com/in/lisarottjers) will provide some theoretical background on different Machine Learning algorithms such as KNN, logistic regression and random forest, and then use those algorithms to identify risk factors for cervical cancer (https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Cervical+cancer+%28Risk+Factors%29). -Next, Jessa Bekker (https://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~jessa.bekker/) will introduce her work in learning from positive and unlabelled data. This is a special type of data the occurs often in practice. Tradition machine learning requires "fully supervised data" which is "positive and negative data", i.e., each example in the dataset has a label that is either positive or negative. In practice however, labels are often not available and the labels that we do have are all positive. Where does this data occur and what makes it challenging? How can we deal with this kind of data? -Then, Lisa will follow on the previous talk. She will process the cervical cancer dataset to “unlabel” some of the data and see how that affects tool performance. • What to bring A laptop with R and R-studio installed, if you wish to follow the hands-on. • Important to know Hello R-Ladies! For the months of March and April, we will be hosting our Meetups in the Agora learning center from KU Leuven. The spots for these are limited, and Agora will require us to provide them with a list of attendees, so that non-KU Leuven affiliated ladies can also join. Because of this, we will ask you to confirm your attendance after you register! Looking forward to seeing you there!
- Karlijn Willems on Data Science with R
We are very happy to have the amazing Karlijn Willems as a speaker for our first regular meeting. Karlijn is a Data Science Journalist at DataCamp. DataCamp is one of the biggest online learning platforms for Data Science and R programming. Karlijn will give us some insight into the R community and how to use interactive online platforms to learn R. We will have time for questions, discussions, and networking. You don't need to bring a laptop, as this meeting is rather a talk+discussion than a workshop/tutorial.
- Kick-off Meeting
R-Ladies Leuven is now officially alive and kicking! And to celebrate we are organizing our first kick-off meeting to shape the future of our chapter. In this meeting, we will introduce R-Ladies and R-Ladies Leuven, we will get to know each other, and we will discuss how we want to shape future events in our community. Schedule: 5:30pm - Doors open 5:45pm - Welcome and introduction to R-Ladies and R-Ladies Leuven (who we are!) 6:00pm - Participants introduction (who you are and what you want to get from R-Ladies Leuven) 6:30pm - Discussion and presentation of our December monthly meeting (we have one speaker already confirmed!) This is our kick-off meeting and want to host it in an informal way to get to know each other. Because of that, we chose Pangaea, where we can meet and discuss while having some drinks and snacks. After the meeting, we can continue the discussion at the nearby STUKcafé. Remember that the stated priority of the R-Ladies communities is the development & support specifically of those identifying as female. However, due to unexpected demand, we have opened learning participation to all genders, provided everybody respects the guidelines of our code of conduct. So feel free to come and join!