What we're about

R-Ladies Sydney 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 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!
A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Sydney exists to promote gender diversity in the R community worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities. 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.
We are part of the Global R-Ladies group- https://www.rladies.org (https://www.rladies.org/). You can access our presentations, R scripts, and Projects on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!

Email: sydney@rladies.org

Blog: https://rladiessydney.org/

Twitter: @RLadiesSydney (https://twitter.com/RLadiesSydney)

Github: https://github.com/rladiessydney

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 deems appropriate. Anyone involved with R-Ladies Sydney 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.

Full community guidelines are found here: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki

PPS Photos, Films and all other media/recordings:
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 Sydney event you grant the community organizers 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 organizer.

Upcoming events (2)


Nous Group

Learning something new on your own is hard! So lets meet up and learn new R things together. This month we are getting together at WeWork in the city to meet up, shut up (talking is allowed if you are seeking/getting help), and code. Modelled on the academic writing #ShutUpAndWrite movement (https://thesiswhisperer.com/shut-up-and-write/), the idea is make learning social. There are only 10 places available at each session, so ONLY RSVP if you are SURE you will come. Please do not take a place from another RLady, and then not turn up.

Plot Twist: 10 Bake Offs, Visualized 11 Ways

Using data from 10 series of The Great British Bake Off, Alison Hill will show eleven ways to visualize the same data using the ggplot2 package. We'll talk a lot about geoms and variable mappings, but also about what it means to "tidy your data", plus the new pivot functions in the tidyr package. You won't need your laptops but you will get the most out of this talk if you know some basics about using ggplot2. To brush up (or start learning now), you may want to play with the free RStudio.cloud data visualization primer (you may use an existing Google or GitHub account to log in): https://rstudio.cloud/learn/primers/3. Or of course you can check out R-Ladies Sydney's own VizW(h)iz Module of #RYouWithMe! (https://rladiessydney.org/post/2018/12/20/vizwhiz/) Alison Hill is a Data Scientist & Professional Educator at RStudio. She received her PhD in psychology and quantitative methods from Vanderbilt University in 2008. Prior to joining RStudio, she was an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, and an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Alison is an international keynote speaker (https://alison.rbind.io/talks/), and regularly leads workshops and develops online learning materials on topics like reproducible research, machine learning, and data visualization. She is also a co-author of the book 'blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown' (https://bookdown.org/yihui/blogdown/). Alison lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and young daughter. Please arrive at 6:00 for nibbles and mingling before a 6:30 start.

Past events (22)

Learn to Pivot with Little Miss Tidyverse

UNSW Sydney

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