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The start of satRdays

September 8, 2016
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The start of satRdays

This post was originally shared on the R Consortium blog.Almost 200 people from 19 countries registered for the first satRday conference which was held last Saturday, September 3rd, in Budapest. The final count showed that nearly 170 R users spent 12 hours at the conference venue attending workshops, regular and lighting talks, social events and...

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satRday conference @ Budapest next week

August 27, 2016
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satRday conference @ Budapest next week

There's only one week left until the very first satRdays event all around the world!This is a very exciting project with great interest from the R and more general data science community -- in the past short 2 months (since we opened registration for the conference):More than 160 persons signed up and paid for...

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satRday conference in September 2016 at Budapest

June 23, 2016
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satRday conference in September 2016 at Budapest

As you probably already know, satRdays are go -- and the location of the first three events in the series is now also decided:Budapest, HungarySan Juan, Puerto RicoCape Town, South AfricaTo help to organize such community-driven, regional R conferences...

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satRdays are go!

April 1, 2016
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satRdays are go!

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-i...

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R projects at Google Summer of Code 2016

March 1, 2016
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R projects at Google Summer of Code 2016

This is the 12th year Google offering grants to students living (almost) anywhere in the world for working on various open-source projects at the summer, and R was again selected as a GSoC mentor organization, just like in eg 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,&nb...

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satRdays are coming

January 8, 2016
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satRdays are coming

It's been only around 2 months since the idea of community-driven R conferences was born, when Steph Locke first talked publicly about this cool conception, but I am pretty sure we will be able to attend at least one or two satRdays in 2016 -- as the project received many and very positive feedback on GitHub,...

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

November 13, 2015
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Let’s meet on SatRdays: the link between RUGs and conferences

I am always very happy to attend local R meetups and international R conferences, as these are great opportunities tomeet other R users, developers, rock stars and friends from all around the world/GH/SO/Twitter etc, listen to inspiring presentati...

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R and Impala: it’s better to KISS than using Java

October 29, 2015
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R and Impala: it’s better to KISS than using Java

One of the best things I like in working at CARD.com is that I am...

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Mastering Data Analysis with R

October 17, 2015
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Mastering Data Analysis with R

Sorry about the noisy post title, but it happens to be the name of the book I was working on in the past year, which has been just published at Packt:Although I do not think that reading this ~400 page book will turn everyone into a true master of R and data...

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Call for Papers at the Budapest BI and Open Analytics Forum

August 7, 2015
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Call for Papers at the Budapest BI and Open Analytics Forum

Last year, I was extremely happy to see the great success of the R community -- dominating the Budapest BI Forum 2014 with 8 talks and 2 workshops on introductory and some hard-core R topics:"My Journey to R" plenary talk and "Fast and flexible data wr...

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