Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

    After successful runs for the last two years, the R-Ladies of Melbourne are giving another Introduction to R workshop this August! HERE IS THE LINK TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/r-ladies-melbourne-introduction-to-r-tickets-68099745171 This workshop will teach the fundamentals of R and will be based on the introductory material from Cambridge University (https://github.com/cambiotraining/r-intro). You will learn to import, manipulate and plot data in R, using the R studio environment. Who: This course is aimed at real beginners in R. Setup Requirements: Participants must bring their own laptop, on which R and R-studio need to be installed. Contact: Please email [masked] for more information. This event has a limited number of seats so we advise that you register quickly as it will certainly be sold out!

  • Cluster analysis with international education data – challenges and insights

    Hi Everyone! Here is the second of our July events! For our second event this month R-Ladies welcomes Jenny Shen, who will give a seminar about Cluster analysis with international education data – challenges and insights. Cluster analysis is a statistical classification technique where points with similar characteristics are grouped together in clusters. In this talk, Jenny will talk about how cluster analysis is used to uncover and communicate meaningful insights, in Nous’ work with the Department of Education to understand, quantify and map global student flows. She will discuss how they’ve approached this challenge, used R to go from data to cluster analysis, and how the insights are communicated. With a background in Finance, Jenny developed her R skills on advanced analytics projects during her time at Nous Group. She has used R to analyse global education and jobs data sets (including UNESCO, LinkedIn and Burning Glass) for government and businesses. She engages with stakeholders to contextualise and communicate data-driven insights to inform strategic decision-making. Prior to Nous, Jenny worked in Grant Thornton Consulting, PwC Consulting in Hong Kong and volunteered as a Consulting Director at 180 Degrees Consulting. This event will be hosted by our fantastic sponsor Nous. Pizza and drinks will be supplied for the evening. Arrive any time from 5:30pm for a 6pm start. See you all there! R-Ladies Melbourne

  • Open Science through rOpenSci


    Hi Everyone! This month R-Ladies Melbourne will have two events! For our first event, come and join us to hear from Melina Vidoni who will give a seminar on Open Science through rOpenSci. rOpenSci fosters a culture that values open and reproducible research using shared data and reusable software. In this talk, Melina will share the package review system, their values, and why you should take part of it. Melina will also share different activities carried out by rOpenSci for the R Community. Dr Melina Vidoni is a newly joined academic in the School of Science/Computer Science and Software Engineering at RMIT university. She graduated from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) in Santa Fe, Argentina as an Information Systems Engineer, where she also received her PhD in Information Systems Engineering. In 2018 she founded the Santa Fe chapter for R-Ladies. Currently, she is one of the Associate Editors of rOpenSci, and also a reviewer for the Systers Pass-It-On awards offered by AnitaBorg.org. This seminar will be hosted by our fantastic sponsor Zendesk. Pizza and drinks will be provided for the evening. Please arrive any time from 5:30pm for a 6pm start. We look forward to seeing everyone there! R-Laides Melbourne

  • NLP with spaCy in R

    Nous House Melbourne

    Hi Everyone! This month Ana Mamatelashvili will be joining us to give a seminar on NLP with spaCy in R! There are many natural language processing libraries out there and each has it's own advantages. One of Ana's favourites is spaCy because of it's speed and user-friendliness. In this talk she will discuss how to leverage spaCy's powerful features with the spacyr package and combine them with other packages such as tidytext, quanteda and coreNLP to do natural language processing in R. She will discuss use cases for tokenisation, lemmatisation, extraction of linguistic features and named entities as well as Coreference Resolution. Ana graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a PhD in mathematics. Since 2010 she has been teaching mathematics and doing research in set-theoretic topology as well as graph theory and continuum theory in the University of Pittsburgh, Auburn University and the University of Melbourne. Between November 2018 and March 2019 Ana has worked with the University of Melbourne WebWork research team developing online homework content for mathematics courses. She became interested in data science a couple of years ago when she started learning to code in R and Python and ended up working on a few data science side projects. In March 2019 Ana joined Eliiza's data science team. She is particularly interested in Natural Language Processing. This seminar will be hosted by our wonderful sponsor Nous. Please arrive from 6pm for a 6:30pm start to the seminar. Pizza and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing everyone there! R-Ladies Melbourne

  • Baby one more time - reproducibility in R and when to bring in the big guns

    "Science should be show me, not trust me" This month R-Ladies Melbourne is thrilled to welcome Lavinia Gordon who will give a seminar on reproducible research in R. This talk will walk through the various ways that reproducible research has evolved in R: - from producing pdf documents - to including code - to producing reports - to creating repositories with all the code and data and documentation Featuring literature programming and version control, and moving R from local to production environments, specifically considering the best methods to run R on cloud computing with AWS. The idea of this talk is provide enough information on how-tos, so that you feel confident to dive in and have a go! Mrs Lavinia Gordon studied physiology and pharmacology, with a brief stint working for Novartis Pharma in Switzerland, before completing a Masters in Research in Bioinformatics at the University of York, including a collaborative project with GlaxoWellcome. She subsequently worked at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, with collaborative projects at the Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI, and then moved to Melbourne to take up a position in the bioinformatics group at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. After five years she moved to work as a senior bioinformatician at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in September 2006. In April 2014 she accepted a position as the Bioinformatics Manager at the Australian Genome Research Facility. In February 2018 she joined the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research as the Precision Oncology Informatics Manager. This event will be hosted by our fantastic sponsor Zendesk. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Arrive any time from 5:30pm for a 6pm start. We look forward to seeing everyone there! R-Ladies Melbourne

  • Networking event for International Women's Day

    Imperial Hotel

    Hello Everyone! This year to celebrate the International Women's Day, R-Ladies Melbourne are hosting another networking event! Come along on this Friday 8th of March, join us and get to know the amazing women of R-Ladies Melbourne. This event will be held at The Imperial from 5pm! We're looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • Producing publication-ready documents in R Markdown

    Nous House Melbourne

    Welcome back everyone to another year of exciting R-Ladies events! For our first event of 2019 two of our organisers, Anna and Soroor, will be giving a workshop on Producing Publication-Ready Documents in R Markdown! R Markdown with its simple syntax can be easily turned into a powerful tool to combine R analysis with formatted text, to produce publication-quality documents such as books, journal papers, homework reports, and theses. Come and join us in this meet up to find out more. We will cover - Formatting section headings, chapters, table of content, font size, line space and margins - Referencing tables, figures, chapters, equations - Citation styles, managing Bibliography records with bibTex - Mathematical equations with Latex - Inserting images, figures, and tables Please bring your laptop laptop so you can try to write your own sample paper and get help if you get stuck!! This event will be hosted by our wonderful sponsor Nous. Pizza and drinks will be provided for the evening. Can't wait to see you all there! A little bit about Anna and Soroor: Soroor is a Research Assistant in Davis laboratory in the Bioinformatics Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. She joined Davis laboratory in 2014 as a UROP student, and was promoted to a Research Assistant in 2016. She is currently doing a part-time masters degree in Statistics at the University of Melbourne. Anna graduated in Statistics between the Universities of Bologna, Glasgow and Melbourne where she did her Master thesis in the Bioinformatics Division with Prof. Melanie Bahlo working on the genetic determinants of MacTel, a degenerative eye disease. She then worked as RA between the Bahlo's and Speed's lab working on MacTel and stem cells epigenetics. She is currently in her last year of PhD in Speed's lab and her research was aimed at improving understanding of relapse in Leukemia patients by applying statistics and genomics to gene expression and mutation data detected in RNA-Sequencing. R-Ladies Melbourne

  • End Of Year Mixer: The last talk, networking, drinks and nibbles (from $15)

    Hi everyone, From just $15 (buy tickets at https://mixup.melbourne/), join the Melbourne tech and creative community for their fourth official end of year party! Mixup Melbourne starts with a welcome and celebration of the community, followed by an inspiring and intriguing talk from Sarah Spencer on Printing with Knitting Machines. The rest of the evening sees a generous bar tab and finger food, to see you through an enjoyable opportunity to network with friends, new and old. As with last year, we hope to have some exciting extras and giveaways. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/mixupmelbourne) for the latest information.

  • Christmas Networking event with WiMLDS

    The Duke of Wellington Hotel

    Merry Christmas Everyone! This year R-Ladies Melbourne together with Women in Machine Learning & Data Science (WiMLDS) are hosting a joint networking Christmas event! Come along on December 12, join us for some drinks and nibbles, and get to know the amazing women in WiMLDS. This event will be held at The Duke of Wellington from 5:30pm and is only available for 25 of our members. So be sure to put your name down quick if you would like to attend! We're looking forward to seeing you all there! From all the R-Ladies organisers, we hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

  • Semi-parametric and non-parametric models in R

    Needs a location

    RLadies Melbourne is thrilled to announce the first #rstats online lunch seminar! In the first lunch seminar, we will be covering non-parametric and semi-parametric regression models, including Generalised Additive Models (GAMs), Partial Linear Models and Single-Index models. The session will run for 45 minutes, followed by an additional 10 minutes for questions. Should you be interested to practice the material during the session, you may wish to install the ‘np’ and ‘mgcv’ CRAN packages beforehand. To join this meetup on December 5th, please use this Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/866294956 We hope you enjoy the first of what is going to be an exciting seminar series! R-Ladies Melbourne