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While we’re aiming to try and fit in as many EARL talks as we can, we know it’s impossible to see them all! We’ve asked some of the Mango team to let us know who they’re looking forward to seeing speak. First up is Alfie Smith one of our Data Scientists – more team picks to follow!

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Avision Ho’s “Why a Nobel Prize algorithm is not always optimal for business” looks to be an interesting presentation on the problems that come with translating academic research into commercial applications. As data science consultants, we have to be able to tell our clients the risks of rushing to the newest algorithm; particularly when every new research paper creates a hype-bubble.

I’m excited to hear “Promoting the use of R in the NHS – progress and challenges” by Professor Mohammed A Mohammed. As the brother of an NHS doctor, I’ve heard many stories of the NHS’ dependence on archaic tech and the bottle necks it creates. I’m fascinated to hear whether R is solving some of these problems and whether my R skills could be of value to the UK’s health service.

Lastly, I’m very intrigued by Theo Boutaris’ “Deep Milk: The Quest of identifying Milk-Related Instagram Posts using Keras”. At EARL, we’re going to hear lots of stories of R solving huge business problems. However, it’s often the smaller, wackier, stories that I remember long after the event. I’m hoping Theo’s presentation will give me an anecdote to talk about at the next Bristol Data Science meet-up.

If any of these talks sound interesting please take a look at who else is speaking – we also have early bird ticket prices available for a limited time.

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We were thrilled with the overall quality and amount of abstracts we received for this year’s EARL London Conference. Which made our job of selecting the final speakers even more difficult!

We are pleased to share with you the speakers for EARL London 2019 – we will be interviewing some of our speakers over the next few months, so you can find out what to expect from their talks. As you can see we have a wide range of topics and industries covered – so there will be something for everyone.

The final agenda with times will be released in the next few weeks – in the meantime, take a look at who’s talking and make the most of our early bird ticket offers.

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We are thrilled to announce that Julia Silge from Stack Overflow will join us at EARL London (10-12 September) as a keynote speaker. After wowing us all at EARL Seattle last year we knew we had to get Julia over to London!

About Julia Silge

Julia Silge is a data scientist at Stack Overflow, with a PhD in astrophysics and an abiding love for Jane Austen. She is both an international keynote speaker and a real-world practitioner focusing on data analysis and machine learning practice. She is the author of Text Mining with R, with her coauthor David Robinson. She loves making beautiful charts and communicating about technical topics with diverse audiences.

We will be shortly interviewing Julia to find out her views on all things R and what she is looking forward to at this year’s EARL.

If you’d like to join Julia as a speaker you have until 8 April to submit your abstract!

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Early bird tickets for the Enterprise Applications of the R Language Conference are now on sale!

The EARL Conference is in its sixth year, its a cross-sector conference that focuses on the commercial use of the R programming language.

Take a look at our highlights from last year:

We are busy putting together another brilliant agenda, but there’s still time to submit your abstract before 31 March.

We hope to hear from you!

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EARL London is back for 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that the Enterprise Applications of the R Language Conference will be returning to the Tower Hotel from the 10-12 September 2019. If you’d like to see what you can expect during 3 days of EARL, then check out our highlights from last year’s conference.

We are pleased to announce that the call for abstracts is now open. We’re after speakers who can share with the R community how they have used R in enterprise – we want to hear from you no matter what industry or size of company you’re from. If you’re unsure about submitting an abstract, then read our top ten reasons why you should.

Abstract submissions close 31st March – so submit yours now! 

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