RStudio meets MilanoR! June 29th, Milan

June 12, 2017

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


Hello R-Users, we have a great news! We are going to host Nathan Stephens and Joseph Rickert from RStudio and R Consortium: they are coming to Milano just for us (from USA) to meet the MilanoR community and talk about the latest news from RStudio and R Consortium!

Nathan, director of solutions engineering at RStudio, will discuss how the Tidyverse, R Markdown, and Shiny work together with RStudio products to enable better R for Data ScienceJoseph, member of the R Consortium board of directors, will tell us all about the R Consortium news and RStudio community support activities.

Given the intersection of topics and interests of R in the Data Science space, the event is organized in collaboration with “Data Science Milan, so the two communities will also have the chance to meet. Therefore, on June 29th, in the evening, we will have two interesting talks by two important guests, plus a free buffet & lots of networking opportunities in the cosy garden of Impact Hub. How can you miss it?


  • Welcome presentations
  • RStudio presents: Publishing and Self-service Analytics with R by Nathan Stephens
  • R Consortium News and RStudio Community Support by Joseph Rickert
  • Free refreshment & networking time

What’s the price?

The event is free and open to everybody. Given the exceptionality of our guests, we did our best to host as many people as possible. So, the meeting is open to max 200 participants, but registration is needed on the Eventbrite event page.

Where is it?

Sala Biliardo, Impact Hub – Via Aosta 4, Milano (M5 Cenisio)

—— FAQ

I want to know more about the talks..

Publishing and Self-service Analytics with R: At RStudio we think about a model for data science that begins with importing and tidying data, continues with an iterative cycle of transforming, modelling, and visualizing data, and ends with communicating results. We’ve built tools and packages to help you succeed across this cycle:  RStudio and Notebooks for interactive development, the Tidyverse for making data science easier and more effective, and R Markdown, Shiny, and the new RStudio Connect (Pro) for communicating results. In this talk we’ll share the way we think about data science and our toolchain.

R Consortium News and RStudio Community Support: There is a lot happening at R Consortium! We now have fifteen member organizations, including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation which joined the Consortium this year as a Platinum member. The R Consortium’s Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) is currently supporting more than twenty projects working on various aspects of improving R Community infrastructure. In this talk, Joseph will provide an overview of R Consortium activities, and make suggestions on how R users can get involved. He will also talk about what RStudio is doing to support the R Consortium, and how RStudio directly supports the R Community.

..and the speakers..

Nathan Stephens: Nathan Stephens is director of solutions engineering at RStudio. His background is in applied analytics and consulting. He has experience building data science teams, creating innovative data products, analyzing big data, and architecting analytic platforms. He is a long time user of R and has helped many organizations adopt R as an analytic standard.

Joseph Rickert: Joseph Rickert is RStudio’s “Ambassador at Large” for all things R. He works with the rest of the RStudio team and the R Consortium to promote open source activities, the R language and the R Community. Joseph represents RStudio on the R Consortium board of directors. Joseph came to RStudio from Microsoft /Revolution Analytics where he was a data scientist, blog editor and special programs manager after having spent most of his career working for startups in various technical, marketing and sales positions. Joseph attended Franklin & Marshall college on a Classics scholarship and later earned an M.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in Statistics from the California State University. You can follow him on Twitter as @RStudioJoe.

…and the sponsors..

RStudioPeople all over the world are turning to R, an open source statistical language, to make sense of data. Inspired by the innovations of R users in science, education, and industry, RStudio develops free and open tools for R and enterprise-ready professional products for teams to scale and share work.

Quantide is a provider of consulting services and training courses about Data Science and Big Data. It’s specialized in R, the open source software for statistical computing. Headquartered near Milan (Italy), Quantide has been supporting for 10 years customers from several industries around the world. Quantide is the founder and a supporter of the Milano R community, since its start in 2012.

…and the organizers..

MilanoR – MilanoR is the R user group of the city of Milano. MilanoR has a blog, where we post R tutorials, articles and events; a Facebook page (that includes our events streaming); a newsletter. MilanoR organizes R talks (the MilanoR meetings) and R-Labs, monthly collaborative R mini-hackathon. All the R-Labs materials are stored on Github, while our R-Labs conversations are on a Slack channel (if you are interested in joining one of these channels, please go here). In a nutshell, we work and talk about R in whatever way has come to our minds.     

Data Science Milano – Data Science Milano is an independent group of 600+ professionals with the goal of promoting and pioneering knowledge and innovation of the data-driven revolution in the Italian peninsula and beyond. The group encourages international collaboration, sharing and open source tools. Everyone who is involved in data science projects or would like  to undertake this career is invited to join.

Ok, I want to join the meeting

Go to the event Eventbrite page, click the green “Register” button at the top, and welcome!

I have another question

Please contact us at [email protected] :)

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