Let’s meet on SatRdays: the link between RUGs and conferences

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I am always very happy to attend local R meetups and international R conferences, as these are great opportunities to

  • meet other R users, developers, rock stars and friends from all around the world/GH/SO/Twitter etc, 
  • listen to inspiring presentations,
  • have fun at lightning talks and
  • give birth or see others giving birth to exciting new ideas in face to face conversations.

That’s exactly what happened last week at the R Consortium panel of EARL 2015 Boston, where Steph Locke suggested to organize regional, community-driven and free conferences on the model of SQL Saturdays. Based on the uniform distribution of the instant and encouraging feedback both from the attendees and the R Consortium board members, Steph wrote a follow-up blog post to start a broader discussion on this awesome idea (click the below image):

SQLSaturdays but for R?

Want to contribute? Share the news on Twitter and join the discussion at the GitHub repository of the proposal to be later submitted as an R Consortium project with your help!

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