R-Ladies Logo Contest Announcement

It has been four years since we did an open call for a new R-Ladies logo, which means R-Ladies NYC is in the market for a new look! We are excited to announce a new R-Ladies NYC logo contest. Please email your submissions to nyc@rladies.org with the subject line “hex sticker design”. Submissions are due by the end of January and we will hold a public vote during the first two weeks of February.

End-of-Year Celebration for Women and Gender Minorities

Happy Holidays! Come celebrate how far R-Ladies New York has come this year at this fun, end-of-the-year social at Whiskey Ward. This event will be in-person, and a great gathering to close out our year! We want to thank you all for your incredible support and for being part of the R-Ladies community. We hope to see you there! Drinks will be available for purchase. Dress in casual or holiday gear - we welcome it all!

Data Science Salon NYC AI and Machine Learning in Finance and Technology

Details R-Ladies NYC are excited to be community partners with Data Science Salon NYC to promote their upcoming one-day event. Join the only industry conference that brings together specialists in finance and technology data science field! The one-day event will take place at The Theater Center, located in Broadway’s Theater District and features speakers from S&P Global, Capital One, Freddie Mac, Point72, Morgan Stanley, Sofi, Federal Reserve Bank of NY and many others!

All Aboard Transportation and Data (RSVP Link in Description)

Details For our November Meetup, we excited to spend the evening with Mikaela Jordan and Lisa Mae Fiedler who are both seasoned professionals in the world of transportation and data analytics. Our speakers will be discussing 2 different perspectives of working in transportation and data. Mikaela is currently a Senior Data Scientist at Revel and she is reflecting on her experience in building a data science practice. Lisa is the Acting Manager of Data and Analytics at the MTA who will present on a dashboarding project using Streamlit.

R-Ladies NYC Board Information Session

Details If you ever wanted to be more involved with your local R-Ladies New York chapter, it’s not too late! We are looking for new members to join us as event organizers on the R-Ladies NYC Board. This information session will be a meet and greet with current board members: we’ll introduce ourselves, explain responsibilities and the expected time commitment of a board member. The application for new board members is now available (due Sunday, November 20th): https://forms.

Workshop Writing Meaningful Alt-Texts for Data Visualizations in R

Details For our October Meetup, we welcome Liz Hare, who will lead a workshop titled “Writing Meaningful Alt-Texts for Data Visualizations in R.” Liz will introduce “alt-text” and offer guidance on best practices. Alt-text is important to incorporated into your work not only to adhere to accessibility laws but also to ensure your work reaches everyone. During the workshop, Liz will give the audience an opportunity to share their own data visualizations and discuss how they could be improved with alt-text.

R-Ladies NYC Lightning Talks - RSVP and Call for Speakers

Details Fill out this brief form by Thursday, September 1st to submit your application to be a speaker! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vXC-iKiqCycnwD4sjqYMm9BgIOITHEvsPPdZBrVlEjg/edit Lighting talks are five minute talks. You can talk about anything R, Tech, and/or Data Science related. Looking for ideas? How about talking about a cool package you found, how you use R in your company, a favorite learning resource, your journey into Data Science, or a side project you’ve been working on?

R-Ladies Book Club

Details For our August book club, we’ll be discussing “Queer Data : Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action” by Dr. Kevin Guyan. The New York Public Library has copies of this book. This event will be in person at the Great Hill in Central Park. Enter at Central Park West and 106th. Bring a blanket if you have one! We will be sitting on the grass. In case of rain, this event will be held over zoom and the link and password will be shared the morning of the event.

Summer Social

R-Ladies Book Club

Details For our June book club, we’ll be discussing “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. This event will be hosted over Zoom, and the link will be available on this Meetup page the morning of the event. We will request your email address upon registration to ensure you receive the Zoom passcode. R-Ladies is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.