Livestreaming of useR! 2016 conference begins tomorrow, June 28

June 27, 2016
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The useR! 2016 conference, the annual gathering of R users from around the world, is already underway at Stanford University. Today is a day of interactive tutorials, and the presentation program begins tomorrow.

But don't worry if you weren't able to make it to California, or if you missed out on getting a ticket for the conference. (You're not alone: registrations sold out within 2 weeks.) As a service to R users everywhere, Microsoft has sent down a camera crew to the conference, and will be livestreaming many of the sessions on Channel 9, the Microsoft video portal. Visit the R User Conference 2016 streaming page to explore the 200+ sessions that will be broadcast, beginning with Rick Becker's keynote Forty Years of S at 9AM Pacific time on June 28.

Even if you can't catch the sessions live, all of the presentations will be preserved on Channel 9 to watch at any time. You'll also be download and watch any of the presentations in any medium you choose, as all the presentations will be made freely available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license.

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Several of the data science team from Microsoft, myself included, are at useR! 2016 this week, so if you are at the conference please come and say hi, and visit the Microsoft booth to pick up some R swag. You might also be interested to check out the talks from the Microsoft team on the livestream. (Click on the dates to add a link to your calendar.)

Whether you're attending the conference in person or watching the sessions via livestream, I hope you enjoy user! 2016 as much as I'm looking forward to it!  

Channel 9: useR! 2016 international R User conference

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