heR Panel Discussion and Mixer
At the R User Conference 2014, July 1 UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Why aren't more women R users?
The "heR Panel Discussion and Mixer" will be an opportunity for useR! attendees to discuss the shortage of women in the R development community and whether gender makes a difference for software development.
The panel will be held from 7 to 7:45 pm on July 1 at the Venice Meeting Room at Carnasale Commons. The panel will include a distinguished group of women developers and statisticians who will take questions from the audience on the topic of gender and R development. A social mixer will begin at 6:30 pm, before the panel, and will continue after the panel's conclusion. All conference attendees are welcome.
- Gabriela Queiroz, Founder of R-ladies & Data Scientist at Alpine Data Labs
- Heather Turner, Statistical consultant and co-author of the gnm and gslcca packages
- Karline Soetaert, Head of the Department of Ecosystem Studies, Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research and author of packages deSolve and FME
- Amelia Mcnamara, PhD candidate in Statistics, UCLA
- Vivian Shangxuan Zhang, CTO/Co-Founder of SupStat Inc, Founder of NYC Data Science Academy
Questions for Panelists
Please share your ideas for discussion topics on the issues page. We will do our best to include all of the suggestions.
If you have questions about the event or ideas for discussion topics, please contact the event organizers.
Social Program Note
The social program is packed this year. This is great for R, but it has made it difficult for the event organizers to avoid some overlap on the program. On the night of July 1st, the LA R meetup is also hosting an event on UCLA's campus that will include networking opportunities and a panel on "R’s Place in the Production Environment". This panel will begin at 7:30pm, so attendees who want to see the beginning of this presentation should make a note to leave the heR panel a few minutes before its conclusion. Further details about the meetup are available on the conference website.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of this event.