Our inaugural R / Finance conference, mentioned here twice is now over.
We were fortunate to get seven outstanding invited keynote speakers, as well as eleven excellent presentations. This was preceded by four short tutorials (and I’ll post slides from my Introduction to High-Performance Computing with R soon). With about 150 registered participants, plus keynoters, presenters, committee members, representatives from the sponsors (a quick shout of Thanks! to them), some folks from UIC (especially Holly without whom few things would have happened), we were probably around 200 people gathered at UIC. And then there was an extended social program at Jaks which is rather appropriate as we had numerous important committee meetings there over the preceding months. All in all it seems like a successful event. We may even do it again.