satRdays are go!

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Steph Locke has already written about this last week, so just a quick follow-up on R-bloggers to share the great news with a wider audience: the R Consortium agreed to the support satRdays!

A quick reminder on the project:

  • satRdays are SQLSaturday-inspired, community-driven, one-day, free or very cheap and regional conferences — acting as a bridge between local R user groups and international conferences
  • the idea kicked off only a few months ago at the EARL Boston conference
  • Steph quickly created a GitHub repository for planning, and we started to circulate a very short survey to see interest in the proposal, and we received over 500 responses in a week or so (quick analysis)
  • the project idea was submitted to the R Consortium in January, and now we are extremely happy to announce that the R Consortium is supporting us
  • we plan to have three independent events in 2016 (or early 2017): one in Eastern Europe, one in North America and a third satRday on another continent — looking forward to your ideas!

As said previously, satRdays are community driven, so please join the discussion on GitHub, fill in the short questionnaire if you missed it the last time — and we will contact every interested party over the next few weeks to take this funded idea to the next level: see you soon on a satRday!

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