Wrocław, 2-5 July 2018
We are pleased to announce that WhyR 2018 will be organized by STWUR (Wroclaw R Users Group). The second official meeting of Polish R enthusiasts will be held in Wroclaw 2-4 July 2018. As the meeting is held in English, we are happy to invite
R users from other countries.
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
A professor for Computational Statistics at the Department of Statistics at the LMU Munich.
Univesity of Wroclaw
HydroProg | Head of the Department of Geoinformatics and Cartography at the University of Wroclaw.
Dresden University of Technology
Large-scale simulations in R | Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Faculty Member.
Pedagogical University of Cracow
Head of Polish Language Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).
Leon Eyrich Jessen
Technical University of Denmark
Immunoinformatics and Machine Learning DTU Bioinformatics Employees.
2nd of July: R workshops and tutorials. Additional mlr workshops are on the 4th of July.
3rd and 4th of July: plenary lectures (40 minutes including questions) and talks (20 minutes including questions) submitted by WhyR participants.
5th of July: collaborative work on the mlr package under the guidance of its developers.
3rd of July:
4th of July: dynamic session of short talks. Presenters of lightning talks have 5 minutes at their disposal to present
Special Interest Groups Session
5th of July: meet R users with similar interests and share with them your experience. Topics are: Diversity in data science, Career growth with R and Teaching data analysis
Scandic Hotel Wrocław
Scandic Wrocław, ul. Piłsudskiego 49-57
With 10 versatile meeting and conference rooms, state-of-the-art meeting technology and individual conference menus, we can organise your event exactly as you want it to be. After your meeting or a bit of sightseeing, visit our restaurant and
bar “My Corner” where you can try local specialities. You can also opt for a workout in our gym, followed by a relaxing moment in the sauna. At the end of the day, enjoy a pleasant night’s sleep in our rooms, done up in classic or modern Scandinavian
design. Scandic Wroclaw is close to tons of popular sights, cosy cafés, theatres, the opera and philharmonic. We offer the perfect starting point for exploring the fascinating labyrinth of bridges and islands that make up this city. In just
10 minutes, you are at the market square in the historical old town or at the train station. Don’t miss out on the Africarium, a complex within Wroclaw Zoo that is unique in the world, dedicated to water-based African species and ecosystems.
The airport is only a 30-minute drive away.
Why R Pre-meetings
The WhyR 2018
hackathon is a unique event during which you can contribute to the development of the mlr R package under the guidance of its authors. The participation in the hackathon is free for registered attendees of WhyR 2018, but to ensure the
best experience there would be a separate registration for this event. The exact details will be available in April.
On the 5th of July we organize meetings of Special Interest Groups, where participants of WhyR 2018 can discuss their experiences in three specific areas:
Diversity in Data Science
Career-planning in Data Science
Teaching Data Science
This board aims to inspire members of affinity groups to pursue careers in data science. We hope that this platform for networking and exchange of experiences will help in boosting diversity of R community. This meeting is moderated by Natalia Potocka (R-Ladies Warsaw).
During this meeting, participants of WhyR will have a chance to learn from more experienced R enthusiasts about their career paths. This meeting will be moderated by Artur Suchwałko (QuantUp).
Data science, as every emerging field, requires constantly evolving set of skills. In any setting, both corporate and academic, teaching data analysis remains a challenge. During this meeting data science practitioners will share their
experiences in introducing their students to basic and advanced concepts of data science. This meeting will be moderated by Stefan Rödiger (Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg).