Lots of exciting things are happening with and around Rcpp. I just added a new page about Upcoming Events to the recently-created Rcpp site. This events page has lots to cover: an upcoming talk at Columbia on March 8 (details still TBD), a day-long workshop in New York on March 9, a possible participation at a CERN / ROOT conference in Switzerland on May 11-14, an upcoming talk in May in Milwaukee, and last but not least the tutorial by Romain and Hadley at UseR! 2013 in Spain. Phew!
With that, a few quick words about the upcoming master class in New York. It will be a full day, covering an introduction and motivation, details about the core data types, tools for working with and and extending Rcpp and of course applications galore, including RcppArmadillo and RInside. I have done the same one day class format a few times before, most recently (with Revolution Analytics) in San Francisco in late 2011, and also as a two-part seminar at UseR! 2012. This time, we plan on providing cloud-hosted RStudio instances for participants. Better still, RStudio’s own JJ Allaire will be on deck as well for RStudio — and Rcpp Attributes — questions.
Details and registration information for the New York class are at this page.