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Mission: R-Ladies is a worldwide organization whose mission is to promote gender diversity in the R community

R-Ladies Philly is a group for people in Philadelphia interested in the R programming language to get together and learn about R! As a diversity initiative, the mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in the R community. R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting minority gender R enthusiasts to achieve their programming potential, by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers to facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.

How can you get involved? Join our meetup, but then also join our slack workspace at: rladies-philly.slack.com, follow us on twitter @RLadiesPhilly, and check out our website at rladiesphilly.org.

Contact us at philly@rladies.org if you want to learn more about supporting our group.

Upcoming events (1)

Building Packages at Work

Online event

This holiday season, consider treating your coworkers (and yourself!) to an R package - the gift that keeps on giving!

A series of short presentations on the topic of R package development and maintenance in the workplace. When is a package the right solution. What can be put into a package. And how to make a package built to last.

Speakers: Alison Moss, Jess Streeter and Jake Riley

More details coming soon.


Alison Moss presents: dataVisEasy - seamless integration of metadata and data for easy and accurate visualizations

After getting tired of running similar lines of code over and over again to make minor adjustments to heatmaps and data visualizations, I accidentally found myself writing several functions to make all that tweaking easier, eventually turning into it into a package. Now seamlessly integrating metadata into data visualizations is nice and easy and all those minor tweaks your boss asks for don’t have to be an extra source of stress.

Alison just recently graduated with her PhD from Thomas Jefferson University and is now working at Rajant Health Inc as a Computational Biologist. She absolutely loves coding in R and gets way too much enjoyment out of writing and debugging functions to make data analysis and visualizations easy and consistent.

Jess Streeter presents: Nerdify your life

Learn about Spring Health's internal package, Nerdify, and how it has streamlined several internal processes across our growing data team.

Jess is a Senior Data Scientist at Spring Health. She has spent her entire career working on issues around mental health. When she's not coding away, she enjoys spending time with her family, drinking good beer, and training Jiu Jitsu.

Jake Riley presents: rocqi - simplifying workflows & reducing technical debt

Learn about one of CHOP’s internal R packages, rocqi. We built this package to improve the process for accessing, formatting, and visualizing data. Categories include quick and easy database connections, ggplot themes, Rmd/dashboard templates, internal datasets, and many helper functions for presenting data to stakeholders. In this talk I’ll discuss the types of solutions we chose to tackle and how package development has made us all better programmers.

Jake is a Senior Data Analyst at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He works with the Analytics Architecture team to provide centralized solutions for a large team of analysts. His work with rocqi has inspired the development of other R packages including: simplecolors (CRAN), shinyobjects (CRAN), headliner (beta), whereiation (dev), and codereviewr (dev). https://github.com/rjake

Please note: We are limited to 100 attendees, so make sure to join on time if you'd like to participate in the live event. The workshop will be recorded and shared on our YouTube channel shortly after the meetup event.

Past events (66)

Getting Started with Unit Testing in R

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