Donate to the R Video Hosting Fund

January 17, 2010

(This article was first published on Zero Intelligence Agents » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Today I finished uploading a couple new talks to the growing repository of online presentations from the NYC R Statistical Meetup. Going forward, my plan is—whenever possible—to make all talks and presentation materials available online, in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. Our volunteer speakers bring immense expertise to these talks with respect to both R specifically, as well as applied analytics more generally, and we are fortunate to have such a diverse group of people willing to invest their time and effort into these seminars.

There is; however, a non-negligible cost associated with hosting these videos at VCASMO. While alternative free video hosting services exist, I decided to use VCASMO because I felt having the videos synced with presentation materials provided the online audience the closest approximation to seeing the talks in person. Currently, I am shouldering the cost of hosting by myself, but given the popularity of these videos (already viewed over 3,500 times) and my desire to grow and sustain this repository, I am now asking you to consider donating to the video hosting fund.

I will not try to guilt you with statistics on the median income of a Ph.D. student in the social sciences (adjusted for cost of living in NYC), but if you watch the videos, find them useful and informative, and would like to see more in the future; please consider making a donation by clicking the PayPal Donation button below.

Donate to the R Video hosting fund by clicking here, or the “Donate” button in the right column on ZIA

Feel free to donate as much or as little as you like—everything helps. Also, the button will remain in the right column permanently, so if you cannot donate now feel free to do so whenever you can. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to posting new videos in the coming months!

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