LA R meetup – September 4: Highlights from the useR! 2014 Conference

August 14, 2014
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(This article was first published on DataScience.LA » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Five LA R meetup members will present short talks of what they learned at useR! 2014
(plus we have 5 more volunteers for the following meetup!)

1.  Timothy J. Triche, Jr., PhD
Fellow, Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Comparing R and Python: Recent and promising developments, some perspective from teaching Python and R courses, and selecting the right tool for the jobs at hand

2.  Shannon Callan
Founder, Digital Trend Analytics

Financial market applications at useR! 2014

3.  Juan J Natera
Senior Software Engineer, Campus Explorer Inc.

A Short Introduction to dplyr

4.  Wayne Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Management, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
California State University, Northridge

The growing number of packages that depending on ‘rJava’, the latest R-related books from conference vendors, and using openintro.org and openstaxcollege.org as statistics textbooks for elementary statistics/data science instruction

5.  Arno Vigen
CFO, AireSpring, Inc.

Business-oriented talks at UseR! 2014: Business R at Zillow, Sequencing tools for R, and R & SalesForce

Date: September 4, 2014

Timeline:
- 6:00pm pizza arrives and networking
- 7:00pm talks starts promptly

You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 6:55pm the latest. Please RSVP here on Eventbrite.

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Venue: Adconion Media Group in Santa Monica will kindly host this meetup and provide pizza and drinks (with a big Thank You to Mikhail and AMG!)

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