Wrocław, 2-5 July 2018
We are pleased to announce that Why R? 2018 Conference will be organized by STWUR (Wroclaw R Users Group). The second official meeting of Polish R enthusiasts will be held in Wroclaw 2-5 July 2018. As the meeting is held in English, we are happy
to invite R users from other countries.
The last wave of tickets for Why R? 2018 Conference will go on sale at 11:59PM on Sunday 24th June!
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09.03.2018: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS
06.05.2018: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS
EARLY BIRD FEE: 450PLN/100EUR
STUDENT FEE: 200PLN/50EUR
REGULAR FEE: 650PLN/150EUR
The registration fee includes participation in workshops and Special Interest Groups. Continuous coffee breaks and lunches on the 3rd and 4th of July are covered by the fee. Refunds are possible till 01.06.2018.
09.03.2018: ALL CALLS OPEN
30.04.2018: WORKSHOP CALL CLOSES
25.05.2018: PRESENTATION CALLS CLOSES
01.06.2018: LIGHTNING TALKS CALL CLOSES
Abstract submissions are format free, but please do not exceed 400 words and state clearly a chosen call. The abstract submission form is available here or during the registration.
University of Wroclaw
HydroProg | Head of the Department of Geoinformatics and Cartography at the University of Wroclaw.
Wroclaw University of Technology
Owner, Data Scientist, Instructor at QuantUp
Data Science Consultant & Analytics Hub Leader at McKinsey & Company
Pedagogical University of Cracow
Head of Polish Language Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).
Wroclaw University of Technology
Data Scientist & Associate at QuantUp
Dresden University of Technology
Simulation of dynamic models in R | Senior Scientist, Faculty of Environmental Sciences.
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
A professor for Computational Statistics at the Department of Statistics at the LMU Munich.
Leon Eyrich Jessen
Technical University of Denmark
Immunoinformatics and Machine Learning, DTU Bioinformatics Employees.
July the 3rd and 4th: plenary lectures (30 minutes including questions) and talks (15 minutes including questions) submitted by WhyR participants.
July the 5th: hackathon, a collaborative work on the mlr package under the guidance of its developers.
Birds of feather
July the 5th: spontaneously formed discussion groups. We provide rooms, continous supply of coffee and snacks. You provide topics and enthusiasm.
July the 3rd and 4th: two dynamic sessions of short talks (around 5 minutes - no questions).
Special Interest Groups Session
July the 5th: meet R users with similar interests and share with them your experience. Topics: Diversity in data science, Career growth with R and Teaching data analysis.
Why R? Pre-meetings
ul. Piłsudskiego 49-57
Scandic Hotel Wrocław
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.
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.
Take part at the mlr Hackathon and learn how to solve practical machine learning problems easily and elegantly with R and mlr. You will be presented a small but challenging problem that your team of up to 5 people has to solve in a reproducible way. In the sense of open science a concisely documented solution is essential to help fellow R users. mlr is a package that offers a lot to tackle the most common and not so common problems but has a steep learning curve. Present your solution and get published on the mlr website.
After the hackathon we drink beer and discuss results of our work!