What we're about

About us

We are a local chapter of R-Ladies, a global non-profit organization encouraging, inspiring and empowering females and non-binary people to become contributors and leaders in the R programming community ( https://rladies.org/).

Our mission is to create a friendly, inclusive and diverse community for people who code or would like to learn how to code in R in Vancouver area. As a community we focus on giving opportunities, mentorship and voice to females and non binary people who remain an underrepresented group in the programming realm.

Questions and Answers:

What is R and who is R for?

R is one of the top programming language for processing, analyzing and visualizing data. Anyone who works with data, which in this day and age is almost most of us, can benefit from basic knowledge of R and find its data science tools useful. R is open-source, free and is supported by a welcoming, generous and fun community of developers.

What events are run or planned to be run by R-Ladies Vancouver?

Workshops, talks, spotlight on research utilizing R, hackathons and coding cafe evenings. Monthly, free of charge.

Who can join R-Ladies Vancouver community & events

Everyone. You can be a part of building diverse and inclusive communities. Join us in our mission towards an increased presence of females and non-binary people as programmers and leaders. How can we attain this? By focusing our support and resources on this group during meetups, allowing their voices to be heard and when space is limited considering donating a spot to a female/non-binary members. Also, all levels of R welcome. We do require our members to follow the R-Ladies global Code of Conduct (https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct)

How can I contribute?

Share your knowledge and coding skills by facilitating a workshop, give a talk, suggest a talk/workshop, suggest a speaker, mentor, help us find a sponsor to host our free of charge monthly events

Who organizers & contributes to R-Ladies Vancouver events?

Anything events: Anna Posacka, @annaposacka | Marion Shabolt, @mazzashazza | Nazli Ozum Kafaee, @nazliozum

Speakers & Friends - we will spotlight them at our soon to exist website


Email: vancouver@rladies.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RLadiesVan

Upcoming events (1)

Automating tasks in R to streamline your workflow

Online event

Hello R-Ladies! Do you look at your script and see the same code repeated but with one word changed? Do you wish your script could run thousands of tasks while you take a break? Or does your script already run all those tasks but take forever? In this workshop, we tackle some automation functions (for, apply, mutate) that will help you to streamline code and time to accomplish repetitive tasks in R. Dr. Kim Dill-McFarland has been teaching data science since her graduate years, including as a teaching fellow at the U. of British Columbia and as a Carpentries certified instructor. She absolutely loves R, using it every day at work as a bioinformatician at the U. of Washington and at home modelling her new kitten's weight gain. Kim strongly believes in open-source tools and the power coding can bring to scientists of all levels and disciplines. Workshop details: Day and time: Dec 10th, 2020 at 6pm Webinar link: RSVP to view link *** General workshop information: -Please expect a hands-on session in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere where we all encouraged to learn together. - All levels! - Install R: https://mirror.its.sfu.ca/mirror/CRAN/ - Install RStudio (choose the Desktop version): https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download - Install tidyverse package with install.packages("tidyverse") - Install penguin data package with install.packages("palmerpenguins") - Install multiprocessor packages with install.packages(c("foreach", "doParallel")) **********************IMPORTANT************************ 1. Have your computer and a steady internet connection ready 2. If this is your first R-Ladies event, please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct 3. Who is this allowed to attend the workshop? Everyone is welcome to join us at our events and to be a part of our mission to empower gender minorities with the skills and knowledge to code in one of the top programming language in data science, which is R. To fulfill this mission we do ask participants to respect a focus on the encouragement and support for women and non-binary people during our events. See you there! Lisa, Jasmine, Lucia, Zubia, and Yuka

Past events (27)

Tidying Up Messy Data: Hands-on Demos

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