EARL online – highlights to look forward to

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The final day of the Enterprise Applications of the R Language Conference will be a day full of presentations from speakers who use R at work. It will be a great opportunity to hear from a variety of industries and how R is helping them in enterprise.

This closing day of EARL will take place on Friday 10th September and will run all day on UK time. The tickets will be priced at £9.99 – as the event is online we have far fewer overheads, and we will be able to donate our profits to DataKind UK.

We are pleased to also announce that EARL has been DICE (Diversity and Inclusion at Conferences and Events) certified and approved. The DICE organisation aims to encourage event organisers to think more about who they put on stage and to improve representation at events.

Agenda highlights

Of course, we are excited about all the talks at this year’s EARL, but we’ve selected just a few to highlight on this blog.

Dr Jacqueline Nolis, Saturn Cloud – Keynote
Jacqueline will be our first announced keynote speaker – she is a data science leader with over 15 years of experience in managing data science teams and projects at companies including DSW and Airbnb. She is currently the Head of Data Science at Saturn Cloud, where she helps design products for data scientists. We can’t wait to hear from Jacqueline’s vast experience of being in the data science field.

Avision Ho, Mettle – Meeting citizens where they R
Avision’s talk sounds like an excellent example of using open-source software to improve citizen access to meaningful information. He will cover specific technical elements of building a robust CRAN package and a mobile-centric Shiny app, as well as good DevOps practices that facilitate standardised and easy collaboration.

Daniel Durling, Bank of England – We are not start-ups!
Daniel’s talk touches on a host of oft-experienced cultural/operational barriers to doing data science in larger organisations, such as making the switch to open-source software and dealing with legacy code. We are looking forward to hearing how Daniel navigated this in the Bank of England.

Adithi Upadhya, ILK Labs – Shiny apps for air quality data analysis – Introduction to network analysis
Adithi is a co-founder and co-organiser of R-Ladies Bangalore and currently works as a Geospatial Analyst at ILK Labs Bangalore. Adithi’s talk will focus on creating Shiny applications to analyse and visualise air-pollution data. With pollution and air quality as hugely topical subjects, it will be fascinating to hear how Adithi and her team are managing the vast amount of data and creating meaningful Shiny apps.

To see the rest of the agenda, please visit our EARL page here. Alongside the presentation day, we are also hosting four workshops from Monday-Thursday (6-9th September 2021): Introduction to Shiny, Package Development in R, Functional Programming with Purrr and Web Scraping and Text Mining Lyrics in R.