Workshop wrap-up from rstudio::conf(2020)


  Alison Hill

In January, we wrapped up rstudio::conf(2020)—our fourth conference about all things R, RStudio, and data science. This year, the conference was held in San Francisco, California. Before the conference, we offered 19 (mostly) two-day workshops taught by RStudio staff as well as experts throughout the R community. Topics ranged from R for Excel Users, Javascript for Shiny Users, to Deep Learning with Keras and Tensorflow. With a teaching staff of 102 and 1307 workshop attendees, our instructors worked overtime to craft learning experiences that both challenged and empowered learners.

This year, the RStudio Education team designed a workshop line-up that we hope offered something for everyone. Some of our tried-and-true workshops were offered, but we also welcomed some new kids on the block, many by popular demand from attendees who weighed in on our post-conf surveys in the past. We were excited to work with new instructors from around the world, and to bring our conference attendees a slate of unique R-focused workshops.

For learners who attended workshops as well as those who could not join us, all workshop materials this year are available online with CC BY-SA 4.0 licenses. Even though the materials alone cannot replace the actual workshop experience, we hope that you’ll find them useful. Instructors will be blogging individually about their workshops as well, so watch this space for some repo roadmaps to help you navigate their workshop materials. RStudio also regularly hosts workshops throughout the year so please subscribe to training updates.

Thanks to all our instructors, teaching assistants, and workshop attendees this year—we hope to teach and learn together again in 2021 in Orlando!


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