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Our first lightning talk event on Thursday June 14, 2018 at OppenheimerFunds was a huge success! We had a great diversity of speakers from different fields and with different backgrounds who gave talks on a wide variety of R-related topics. Below find a roundup of the lightning talks, including links to slides and videos of each talk. Enjoy! Breathing New Life into Old PowerPoint Templates: Kelly Dietz

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The 2018 New York R Conference was my first ever R conference, and it was great. I’ll write here about my experience, with links to resources from the widely varying talks. First and foremost, I want to thank RLadiesNYC for the scholarship which allowed me to attend the conference. As a self-taught R newbie and incoming grad student, I greatly benefitted from attending this conference, and I so appreciate the opportunity from this great group!

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Please join us for our next book club discussion! This book club event will include a very special appearance by the author, Meredith Broussard, so don’t miss out. Visit our Meetup page for more details and to RSVP.

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 11am

Book: Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World

Author: Meredith Broussard

Host: Rizzoli Bookstore

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We have an awesome lineup of speakers giving lightning talks! These talks are 5 minutes in length on a wide variety of R and data science topics. Come learn from your peers! Agenda: 6:30-6:55: Food & Networking 6:55-7:00: Introduction by our host 7:00-8:30: Lightning talks 8:30-9:00: Networking Talks and speakers: Using R to Analyze Recruiting Pipelines: Maryam Jahanshahi Freak Your Factors: Luda Janda Cooking Up Statistics: The Science & The Art: Letisha Smith Digital data extraction using R and other tools: Jaya Satagopan Reticulate: An R Interface to Python: Elizabeth Sweeney Who Reads Whom: Text Mining Literary Interviews: Sarah Rankin Teaching the Tidyverse to Coworkers: Erin Grand InteRactive: how to make your reports more engaging with R & Plotly: Gulya Radjapova Debugging Data in R: Hannah Flaherty Sum of Nothing: R, Python pandas, and the different ways to do math with missing data: Christine Zhang Non-Representative Polls: Jennifer Kanjana Breathing New Life into Old PowerPoint Templates: Kelly Dietz The Stories behind Missing Data: Policy and Practice in Social Services: Rika Gorn Cracking the Data Science Interview: Learning from Both Sides of the Interview Table: Catherine Zhou Visit our Meetup page to RSVP.

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Come out for our May event for a tutorial on Shiny! Julia Wrobel, a PhD candidate in biostatistics at Columbia University, will be teaching us to make and deploy Shiny apps using NBA data. The materials for this talk can be found on Julia’s website. Bring your laptops so that you can code as you go! Visit our Meetup page for more details and to RSVP. Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Please join us for our next book club discussion! Visit our Meetup page for more details and to RSVP.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 3pm

Book: STORYTELLING WITH DATA: A DATA VISUALIZATION GUIDE FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Host: Rizzoli Bookstore

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For this month’s meetup we have a very special guest : Hadley Wickham!

Visit our Meetup page for more details and to RSVP.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Speaker: Hadley Wickham

Host: Two Sigma

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Background: remixing packages in R Javascript webscraping in R Download PhantomJS using homebrew Writing scrape.js Scraping TheRapBoard.com Extracting audio files Downloading mp3s Organizing an R package Converting mp3s to wavs Cleaning up and filtering .wav file names Tidying file names Renaming file paths from within R Remixing the beep() function Wrapping it all into a package Maintaining an open source package in R Background: remixing packages in R Open source software is made for remixing.

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Come out to our March event to hear talks from two great R Ladies! First we’ll learn about parallelization of simulations with the foreach R package, with applications to progression free survival assessed using electronic health records. Then we’ll get an introduction to methods for handling missing data in R. Visit our Meetup page for more details and to RSVP. Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Time: 6:30pm Speakers: Elizabeth Sweeney and Mine Dogucu

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Ever wanted to create a blog or website to share your work or ideas? Join us for a tutorial on creating websites in R! Emily Zabor will cover the basics of creating a website or blog in R. After the tutorial, Daniela Vazquez of R Ladies Buenos Aires and Montevideo, will give us a one-year update on her transition to a data science career. Visit our Meetup page for more details and to RSVP.

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