Create Websites in R and A Data Science Update.


Ever wanted to create an awesome blog or website showcasing your work or data science journey? If so, this is the meetup for you - Emily Zabor will be giving us an awesome tutorial on how to use blogdown and markdown to create your very own website (just like

Emily earned her MS degree in biostatistics from the University of Minnesota in 2010 and has since worked as a Research Biostatistician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since 2012 she has also been pursuing a DrPH degree in biostatistics at Columbia University as a part time student. Her dissertation research is focused on statistical methods for the study of etiologic heterogeneity in cancer. Emily's statistical interests include methods for epidemiologic research, longitudinal analysis, and survival analysis. In her free time, Emily enjoys riding her bike to breweries, reading books and magazines, and doing crossword puzzles.

We will have a very special guest, Daniela Vázquez, who presented last year in the midst of her data science transition when she visited New York last year. She will now be coming to give us an update on her journey:)

Daniela is a Data Scientist at Idatha, a software company in
Montevideo, Uruguay. Prior to Idatha, she worked at Equifax where she
discovered Data Science and fell in love with it. She loves blogging
and she does it both in English and Spanish, sharing whatever she is
playing with at the moment (data visualization, tidytext, social media
data, etc.) She is a member of the NASA Datanauts community and
co-founder of two R-Ladies chapters: Buenos Aires and Montevideo.


6:30-6:45pm Light networking

6:45-6:55pm R-Ladies New York Announcements

6:55-7:35pm Creating Websites in R by Emily Zabor with Q&A

7:35-8:00pm Data Science Update by Daniela Vázquez

8:00 - 8:30pm networking for R-ladies NewYork.

We want to thank our very generous host, AT&T NYC Data Science Research Center( ( )) for having us in their space.