satRdays are coming

January 8, 2016

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

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, Twitter and in-person conversations as well.

In short, this is a proposal for the R Consortium to be submitted in the next few days about free/cheap full-day conferences organized by R users for R users around the world, acting as a bridge between local R User Groups and global conferences.

What we already know:

  • the conferences won’t cost more than a video-game or a book (on R),
  • just like SQLSaturdays, the events will be held on the weekends, so that you don’t have to take a day off from work to attend,
  • it will be fun and useful for all of us, but
  • it won’t happen without your help!

So please register your interest in being involved (a very short survey with 5 tiny questions), whether that’s simply about brainstorming, attending or going as far as helping to organize one in your area.

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