Upcoming R Community Events (week of 2018-08-20)

Upcoming R Community Events (week of 2018-08-20)

Week's summary: 22 events in at least 12 countries.


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Date: 2018-08-20 at 19:30
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

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# 像阿宅那樣寫程式:從「開放台灣民間租屋資料」談如何與程式好好相處

寫程式只是 google 然後複製貼上到會動就好?


雖然「開放台灣民間租屋資料」的主要環境為 Python / Scrapy / Django ,

## 關於講者
ddio ,斜槓主婦,曾是全職軟體工程師,動過手也出過嘴,

## 開放民間租屋資料

19:30 - 20:30 講者分享 + Q&A
20:30 - 21:00自由交流

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Venue: 社會創新實驗中心 (2樓A-5教室) at 65-57, Lane 248, Section 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan
Organized by Taiwan R User Group / MLDM Monday

August R-Ladies: Problem-solving with R packages, RStudio add-ins

Date: 2018-08-20 at 18:30
Location: Seattle, United States

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Kerice Doten-Snitker will be giving a talk on some problem-solving she's done using the riverdist package off-label and Rebecca Ferrell will be giving a talk on quality-of-life improving RStudio add-ins.

The meetup is generously being sponsored by Convoy!
Please be aware that the building doors automatically lock at 6pm, so we will have people to let you in and direct you to Convoy's offices.

... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Convoy at 1501 4th Ave Floor 20, Seattle, wa, 98101, United States
Organized by R-Ladies Seattle

Amelia McNamara - Key Attributes of a Modern Statistical Computing Environment

Date: 2018-08-21 at 12:00
Location: Halifax, Canada

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(Rescheduled with apologies for the postponement)

Statistical computing tools are often separated into one of either: professional or educational tools. R is clearly a professional tool yet much of the variety of its functionality stems from the education and research industry. For decades R has remained a category leader in its provision of a functional, data as a first-class-object programming environment. Additionally R maintains its flexibility through the CRAN repository of extensions for newly required features or updates to methods which prevents users from "experiencing out" and off of the platform. What other factors are there to consider which make R a great statistical computing environment? Amelia McNamara (St. Thomas) has been studying and researching statistical computing tools for several years and has recently developed a framework of attributes which she proposes are necessary in combination to support the adoption and usability of any statistical tool. This ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Goldberg Faculty of Computer Science - Jacob Slonim Room (430 at 6050 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, , Canada
Organized by Bluenose-R - User Group

Lumberjack package / Beyond R: Apache Arrow based data science platform

Date: 2018-08-21 at 19:00
Location: Heidelberg, Germany

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• What we'll do

--- "lumberjack" package ---

Trace and log data modifications with the "Lumberjack"

The lumberjack package that provides a pipe operator %>>% that is similar to the well known %>% operator used with dplyr. Data modifications with chained function calls are the same, but lumberjack also tracks and logs data changes that occur in the chained function calls.

--- Beyond R: Apache Arrow based open source data science platform ---

What will the future of R look like? Will it be replaced by another language?
This presentation and video will introduce an initiative to integrate multiple languages into a new open source data science platform. Companies and individuals like RStudio, Wes McKinney, Hadley Wickham initiated and support this initiative.

Presentation, video and discussion

--- Meetup ---

In general the regular meetups take place every second Tuesday of a month.
We will meet in locations in and ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: "Dezernat 16" - Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaftszentrum in der alten Feuerwache at Emil-Maier-Str. 16, Heidelberg, Germany
Organized by R User Group Rhein-Neckar

Monthly Meetup - Topic TBD

Date: 2018-08-21 at 19:00
Location: Indianapolis, United States

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NA ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: St Vincent Hospital at 2001 W 86th St, Indianapolis, United States
Organized by IndyUseR Group

Tidyverse for beginners (BYO data)

Date: 2018-08-22 at 18:00
Location: Sydney, Australia

Description Snippet:

Yikes- where did July go? We have Shiny and machine learning and other fun things planned for later in the year, but lets squeeze in a beginners event before August disappears too. The remarkable Dani Navarro (https://twitter.com/djnavarro) is going to run a tidyverse event on Aug 22nd.

Dani is a computational cognitive scientist at UNSW who uses R in her research and teaching. She is the author of "Learning statistics with R", a free online text book that you can access here: https://compcogscisydney.org/learning-statistics-with-r/.

She is the kind of R user who can fill in as a keynote speaker at userR at the last minute and totally ace it. Check out her talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFkEbYk0C0Q.

### Who is this for?

A ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Mathews Building at UNSW, High St, Kensington NSW 2052, Sydney, Australia
Organized by R-Ladies Sydney

Project Night

Date: 2018-08-22 at 18:00
Location: Boston, United States

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NA ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: WeWork South Station at Wework South Station. 745 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111 7th floor, Room 7C., Boston, MA, , United States
Organized by R-Ladies Boston

Natrayan Velu TBD Topic

Date: 2018-08-22 at 18:00
Location: Independence, United States

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Venue: Basement Theatre of Crown Centre 1 Building at 5005 Rockside Road, Independence, OH, 44131, United States
Organized by Greater Cleveland R Group

Hablemos de Datos y Analitica

Date: 2018-08-22 at 19:00
Location: Panamá, Panama

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la idea de esta sesion es conversar topicos relacionados con Datos y Analitica... reencontrarnos como grupo y pasar un rato agradable...
estoy seguro q como siempre aprenderemos mucho juntos.


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Venue: Starbucks Via Brasil, Street Plaza Mall at Via Brasil, Street Plaza Mall, enfrente de Multiplaza, Panamá, Panama
Organized by Panama R User's Group

Mob Programming: coding in small teams

Date: 2018-08-22 at 17:30
Location: Santa Barbara, United States

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Hi R-Ladies! For this meetup, we will be Mob Programming, where we code together in small mixed-skill-level teams with just one computer that is rotated between participants. This will give everyone a chance to practice brainstorming, hands-on coding, and communicating with diverse teams.

We will have a brief introduction the data and setup, with the maximum time devoted to coding together. The focus will be on making visualizations with `ggplot2`.

Tentative schedule:

- 5:30 drinks and networking
- 5:45 brief intro to data and setup
- 6:00 mob programming!
- 6:45 sharing and wrap-up

Looking forward to seeing you!

... read more at the event page.

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Venue: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at 735 State St # 300, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States
Organized by R-Ladies Santa Barbara

End-Of-Summer Social

Date: 2018-08-22 at 19:00
Location: Irvine, United States

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Hi everyone!

This month's meeting will be a social at UTC, where we'll socialize, network, and hang out.

There will be no formal technical talks at this meeting; instead, this time will be used to network and exchange ideas with fellow R-Ladies.

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Socializing/Networking/Hanging out + Group Picture

Additional friends and family members are welcome to attend.

Parking at UTC is free. :)

... read more at the event page.

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Venue: University Town Center (UCI) at 4100 - 4255 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA, 92612, United States
Organized by R-Ladies Irvine

Production ready R - getting started with R and Docker

Date: 2018-08-23 at 17:45
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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If you've ever struggled with deploying R code and scripts into production, this Meetup is something you won't want to miss.

Abstract and bio are below. Big thanks to Servian for sponsoring the venue, food and drinks.

R is a statistical computing environment and (increasingly) this also includes automated data pipelines, enterprise analytics applications, and web applications. Docker is an open platform that enables users to bundle code with dependencies and run it in multiple environments. When coupled with R it enables users to easily develop R scripts/applications that can be shared on different platforms, deployed in distributed cloud environments and slot into software projects alongside other components.

This talk is modified from a tutorial given at useR!2018. It covers an introduction to DevOps ideas for data science, Docker and some examples to help you get up and running.

This talk will be helpful if you have ever

* Wanted to ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Servian Office at Level 11, 45 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Melbourne, Australia
Organized by Melbourne Users of R Network (MelbURN)

Show me shiny- an introduction to R Shiny applications

Date: 2018-08-23 at 18:30
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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SPECIAL THANKS to Pacmed and FreedomLab for sponsoring our event as part of their generous support and efforts towards a more diverse tech & data science community. Visit the website to check out all the cool things that are happening at Pacmed http://www.pacmed.ai/en/ and all the awesome companies hosted at FreedomLab http://freedomlab.org/

Hi Everyone! It's happening again! We are thrilled to announce our third workshop, an introduction to ShinyR apps brought to you by Sarah Stolle, soon to have completed her PhD on the biology of healthy ageing and a rising star of the Xccelerated programme.

18:30 Doors open, Pizza & welcome

19.00 Introduction to R- Ladies & Pacmed

19.20 Introduction to ShinyR by Sarah Stolle

21.00- 21.30 Networking, drinks & Wrap up
---- ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Freedom Lab at Plantage Middellaan 62, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organized by R-Ladies Amsterdam


Date: 2018-08-23 at 18:00
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom

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A laid-back get together to discuss aspects of R and data science, and get help on any current data challenges you're having.

You don't have to come along every fortnight but if you're looking to learn R, commiserate over the latest stumbling block, or help others learn R, we'd love to meet you!

... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Bar 33 at 33 Windsor Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Organized by CaRdiff - the Cardiff R User Group

August BirminghamR Meetup

Date: 2018-08-23 at 18:00
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

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In this third meetup of the year we will have two great talks by Ella Kaye (https://ellakaye.rbind.io/) and Carmen Aguilar García (https://carmen-aguilar.github.io/hello/).

The kind of people of Digital Natives have again offered to host the meetup but they have now moved to the Birmingham Innovation Campus (see below). Doors open at 17:30 and presentations will start at 18:00. And to celebrate the end of summer we'll have free drinks and pizza!


1) Ella Kaye - Turning your PhD (or other project!) into an R package
Abstract: In this talk, I will try to convince you that if you have any of your own data or write any of your own R functions, then you should put them into an R package. Benefits include reproducibility and keeping everything together and accessible. Also, it’s really easy to do, and to prove it, I will b ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Faraday Wharf, Innovation Birmingham Campus at Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park Aston, B7 4BB, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Organized by Birmingham R User Group (R Programming Language)

Big Data Ingest for Data Scientists

Date: 2018-08-23 at 18:30
Location: Phoenix, United States

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Abstract: It's estimated that most data scientists spend only 20 percent of their time on actual data analysis, with 80 percent spent finding, cleaning, and reorganizing data. StreamSets Data Collector is an Apache 2.0-licensed open source project that lets you create dataflow pipelines to read data from a wide variety of sources, either as a continuous stream, or a batch job, apply transformations to get it into shape, and write it to big data platforms such as Hadoop, S3, Cassandra etc for analysis. Data scientists, data engineers and developers at dozens of companies use Data Collector to ingest vast amounts of data every day.

In this session, Pat Patterson, a technical director at StreamSets, will explain how to create dataflow pipelines using the Data Collector UI. We'll see how a simple pipeline can read and write data with no coding required, while custom login can be implemented with a minimal amount of scripting. As an example, we'll build a pipeline to read JSON-for ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Galvanize at 515 East Grant Street, Phoenix, United States
Organized by Phoenix R User Group

"Official" August 2018 BauchiRUG Meetup

Date: 2018-08-25 at 10:00
Location: Bauchi, Nigeria

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R Basics
This session provides a brief overview of topics needed to get attendees started with R programming language. While the session is aimed at beginners--everyone is welcome.
It will also serve as a platform to meet, network and share ideas with data scientists as well as R enthusiasts.

... read more at the event page.

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Venue: **Intelligence Square ** at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium Bauchi , Bauchi, Nigeria
Organized by Bauchi R User Group (BauchiRUG)

R Data Visualisation Workshop using ggplot2 and dygraphs

Date: 2018-08-25 at 10:00
Location: Dublin, Ireland

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The powerful ggplot2 data visualisation package will be explored using various examples of how to display data. After lunch we will move on to the dygraphs time series plotting package which allows interactive plots to be integrated into a dplyr pipeline effortlessly. As a bonus, we will also create HTML reports containing both ggplot2 and dygraphs visualisations.

Please bring a laptop with a recent version of R installed as well as a charger. All of the necessary packages can be installed on the day or you can install them prior to the workshop using this command: install.packages(c("ggplot2", "dygraphs", "dplyr", "xts", "readxl"))

All levels of R experience are welcome.

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Venue: Central hotel at Exchequer St, Dublin, Ireland
Organized by R Generation

SPbR #12

Date: 2018-08-25 at 14:00
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

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Алексей Осипов, к.ф.-м.н., senior quant, Sidenis.
Актуальные проблемы actuar на примере одной задачи страхования.

Пакет actuar — это, пожалуй, самый популярный пакет R, связанный со страхованием.
Мы попробуем решить с его помощью одну из простейших стандартных задач страхования.
В основной функции пакета aggregateDist реализованы 5 методов решения этой задачи. Мы сравним эти методы, обсудим особенности их использования, подводные камни, преимущества и недостатки, а в конце попробуем понять, чего не хватает aggregateDist и actuar.

Дмитрий Зотиков, программист-биостатистик, Parexel.
Скрытые марковские модели и их расширения; примеры задач, реализация на R при помощи R6 классов.

Несмотря на свой возраст, скрытые марковские модели (СММ) остаются популярным решением для анализа последовательных данных, таких как временные ряды различной природы, письменная или устная речь, нуклеотидные последовательности в биоинформатике. В первой части доклада вспомн ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: БЦ Universe at Университетская наб., 7-9-11, корп. 5, лит. А, St. Petersburg, Russia
Organized by St. Petersburg R User Group

R and Python study group

Date: 2018-08-25 at 10:00
Location: West des Moines, United States

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Are you tired of learning and playing with Python and R alone? Would you like to get together with a few friends and learn together? I have been starting to learn R and Python for data science and following the typical route of videos and practice projects. I really want to ramp up my learning and exposure to different ways. Here is my proposal:

- Gather a small group of 2-5 and learn together.
- Meet at a coffee shop, library, or some other space that has Wi-Fi.
- Pick a project, data set or problem, then work to solve it with different tools.
- Keep it fluid and informal.
- Meet on a regular basis, say weekly to start, and adjust as needed.
- Aim to keep the meetings 2-4 hours long, but this can be adjusted to the project or group. People can come and go as needed.
- It does not have to be the same people each time, so you only have to commit to going once to check it out.

Are you interested? Show up at the meeting spot, have some coffee, meet ... read more at the event page.

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Venue: Panera Bread at 4150 Westown Pkwy, West des Moines, IA, 50265, United States
Organized by Central Iowa R User Group

Overview of OpenRefine

Date: 2018-08-25 at 10:00
Location: Irving, United States

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Thad will be presenting an overview and workshop with OpenRefine.

OpenRefine Workshop

1. Current state of OpenRefine 3.0 RC1
2. Overview of major feature areas in 3.0 since version 2.7
3. Future state of OpenRefine - with R Lang editor proposed !!!
4. Hands-on workshop - with discussion of future R Lang editor wants/needs with community

For those new to OpenRefine.

"OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data."


Please join us to learn, collaborate, share, and network on R in the Dallas metroplex community.

Who: Thad
Where: Univ. of Dallas, Gorman Lecture Hall
When: Aug. 25, 10AM

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Venue: University of Dallas at 1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX, 75062, United States
Organized by Dallas R Users Group

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