Call for submissions open!

July 10, 2018

(This article was first published on MilanoR, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


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 —>

You have time until July 31st, so be sure to submit your ideas in time!

What’s MilanoR?

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 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?

  • Talks

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

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.

  • Workshop

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!

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