Experienced and wannabe speakers; R professionals and enthusiasts; people with good ideas and will to share them: this is who we are looking for. For what? For our Call for Submissions!
Here is the form —> https://goo.gl/forms/EURRqMWuvuzccuYu2
You have time until July 31st, so be sure to submit your ideas in time!
MilanoR is a user group dedicated to bring together local R users. Our aim is to exchange knowledge, learn and share tricks and techniques and provide R beginners with an opportunity to meet more experienced users. We often organize events, such as meetings, workshops and R-labs (aka R learnathons, we’ll look more into this!), both with local and international speakers. If you want an overview of what we did recently, take a look to milanor.net or read this article about our last year of events.
Who can contribute?
The answer is simple: everyone! Well, everyone with a knowledge of R and something to share.
If you come from abroad and you would need a financial support, write it in the Notes space, at the bottom of the form: we can’t promise anything, but we’ll do our best to try to find funding.
What kind of submissions are we looking for?
A talk is usually around 20-45 minutes, and involves the use of a presentation. You can do a tutorial, explain to us your new discovery, idea, widget or whatever you have in mind! You have to specify if it’s going to be in English or in Italian – either is fine. Here‘s an example of what a talk presentation looks like.
- Lightning talks
Lightning talks are just like talks, but faster: only 5 minutes, and 15 slides of 20-30 seconds each. Ideal for someone who doesn’t have much time to prepare a whole 20-mins talk, or find themselves at ease with short timing. Here‘s a presentation to give you an idea of what we’re talking about.
R-labs are our proud venture that’s going absolutely well. During R-labs, a group of R lovers work together to solve a problem. Some examples: the Comune of Milano asked for our help to make the municipality budget accessible to citizens. We built a shiny app for that! (here it is!) We also programmed a representation of earthquakes evolution for EarthCloud and along with INGM (Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare), a dashboard to recognize risks of various illnesses using personal data. We see a problem and we find a solution together. If you have an issue with R and you want to work on it together, then suggest an R-lab! The R-Lab can last for 3 hours in the evening or for an entire day on a Saturday.
- Blog articles
Usually tutorial about the most various R subjects. They’ll also be published on R-bloggers platform, so be ready for the spotlight! Here‘s an example.
Usually up to 2 hours. Tutorial for 20-50 (or more) people on a beginner or advanced R topic. This is our last workshop, which had a huge success!
Submit your abstracts now, and we’ll get in touch with you very soon!