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Dog hackathon
Registration via Eventbrite: Do you love dogs? Do you love data? Do you love R? Then this is the perfect event for you. R ladies London is running a full day hackathon together with Dogs Trust. We will explore data provided by the charity, as well as public data, to help Dogs Trust learn from their data. Questions that we will try to answer include: Can we apply machine learning, to successfully classify visual images of 30 different dog breeds? Are particular breeds more likely to be rehomed in particular areas? Historically, are breed popularity trends seen across the whole of the UK, or do specific areas show unique trends? Are rehoming rates influenced by breed appearances on film or TV? Join us for a day of data analysis and fun. Please note that you will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement to access any data from Dogs Trust. Approximate schedule (this will be confirmed in an email closer to the date): 9-10am Arrival 10am-1pm Hacking 1-2pm Lunch (pizza!) 2-6pm More hacking (there will be some snacks to keep us going) 6-7pm Presentations and wrap up

Microsoft Reactor

70 Wilson Street EC2A 2DB · London


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The UK's first R Programming community for self-identified women & minority genders! A local chapter of R-Ladies Global (, R-Ladies London exists to promote gender diversity in the R community, both in the UK and worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities (which many lead R-Ladies are) - 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.

R-Ladies London 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 non-profit, civil society 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!

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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 deem appropriate. Anyone involved with R-Ladies London 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.

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PPS 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 London event you grant the community organisers 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 organiser.

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