POSTPONED: Panel session and meetup pre-SatRday



R-Ladies Newcastle are pleased to announce we will be hosting a panel session with Julia Silge (, a data scientist and software engineer at R Studio, and Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel ( a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh and Data Scientist and Professional Educator at RStudio.

The event will be an opportunity for R-Ladies to meet up prior to the SatRdays event taking place the next day, so if you’re in Newcastle the night before please come along. If you’re worried about attending SatRdays alone, then this will be a great chance to meet a few friendly faces who you’ll recognise the next day. Alternatively, if you’d been on the fence of making the journey to Newcastle hopefully this will act as an extra enticement!

We're so excited for SatRdays and hope to see as many R-Ladies members as possible. Tickets can be purchased from:

About the session:
6:00-7:00pm Panel session (approx.)
7:00-8pm Networking

We need your questions!

The panel session will be a chance to ask Julia and Mine about their career history as R-Ladies and the different focuses their careers have had. Both have had rich and varied careers, so this is a great chance to hear about their experiences. We’ll be taking some questions on the day, but for the best chance of having your questions answered please submit them in the comments below or message one of us organisers.

Example questions:
What was it like moving away from academia? And what advice would you give to others thinking about making the transition
What do you think is the most valuable skill you use in your roles as data scientists?
What is your favourite trick in R? E.g. nifty shortcuts, handy functions
What do you look for when joining a new team?
Do you have any advice on making sure we’re bringing R-Ladies principles in to our jobs?

We anticipate this event will be well attended so book your place asap. As usual, this event is open to those who identify as a marginalised gender.


Thank you to the School of Computing for providing the venue and to Sage for providing pizza.