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)

Linear Regression and Analysis of Variance with R

In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to perform linear regression and analysis of variance using R on various datasets and explore the model that best fits the data. Participants will learn about linear, multi-variate and polynomial models and determine what model fits best the data they are exploring. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) on datasets and problems provided during the workshop. Requirements: personal laptop with R and R studio (R version 3.6.0) This workshop will be taught by Laura Gutierrez Funderburk, the main organizer of SFU's Scientific Programming Group. Laura currently works as a DevOps Engineer for iReceptor (SFU) where she develops Python and shell scripts to perform quality assurance and track downloads performance. She is currently in her last year in the B.S.c Mathematics program at SFU. Prior to her current role, she worked as an IT Help Desk assistant for the BC Cancer Research Centre and also as a Callysto developer in the SFU branch, under the supervision of Dr. Cedric Chauve. To confirm your spot, please get a ticket on Brainstation: https://brainstation.io/event/linear-regression-and-analysis-of-variance-with-r ****** About the workshop & instructions: -Please expect a hands-on session in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere where we all encouraged to learn together. - All levels are welcome, but be prepared that we created this with beginners in mind. You should be familiar with R and RStudio. - Install R: https://mirror.its.sfu.ca/mirror/CRAN/ - Install RStudio (choose the Desktop version): https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download - Pack your laptop, drink and a snack MEGA thanks to Brainstation for hosting us. **********************IMPORTANT************************ 1. Get a ticket via eventbrite to guarantee a spot. Feel free to RSVP here, but for this event please RSVP on the Brainstation website to ensure a seat, as spots may be limited. Get your ticket here: https://brainstation.io/event/linear-regression-and-analysis-of-variance-with-r 2. Bring your LAPTOP 3. 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 4. 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! Anna, Raissa, Lucia, Jasmine, & Lisa

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