Introduction to Microsoft R Open (Webinar)

Tomorrow, January 28, 2016, David Smith will present a webinar titled Introduction to Microsoft R Open. David is the R Community Lead at Microsoft. The webinar will discuss:

  • Introduction to R
  • History of R
  • Enhancements of Microsoft R Open (Microsoft’s enhanced distribution of open-source R)
  • CRAN Time Machine
  • Reproducible Data Analysis

If you are looking to get started with R or get more from R, this webinar will be worth your time.

Plus, the webinar is the first in a series of Microsoft webinars focused on R.


Full Disclosure: I work for Microsoft, and I will be helping (in a very minimal capacity) with the webinar.

Data Science for Social Good Fellowship 2016

Once again, Data Science for Social Good will be hosting a fellowship during the summer of 2016. They have a summer program that trains data scientists by having them work on important and impactful projects. The fellowship is paid and it lasts 12 weeks in Chicago, Illinois. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016, so you need to hurry if you are planning to apply. The projects vary every summer, but a list of potential and past projects include:

  • Education Enrollment
  • Government Spending
  • Energy Usage
  • Crime Prevention
  • Maternal Mortality
  • And many more….

Also, the program is looking for mentors. If you are an experienced data scientist in either academia or industry, you are encouraged to apply and spend your summer helping to work on some very important problems.