Greater Boston useR Meetup with Mara Averick

Jun 26, 2018 · Boston, United States of America

"That's not [data] science!"

The boundaries of science and its constituent disciplines have never been static. Nevertheless, these boundaries and their associated terms have been fiercely defended and debated from within. Scientific norms and authority are established with an audience in mind — the public, policymakers, stakeholders, and even institutions. Though 'public understanding of science' has been the subject of academic inquiry for several decades, the channels and opportunities for engagement have changed dramatically with the rise of social media, and 'democratized' vectors of communication, including the co-production of open-source software.

Speaker:
Mara Averick, Tidyverse Dev Advocate @ RStudio

Location:
WeWork South Station

WeWork is a community of creators. We transform buildings into collaborative workspaces. Our mission is to help companies grow by providing them with not just beautiful space but benefits, amenities, and community they need to focus on their business, all on very flexible terms. We currently have over 200,000 Members working out of our communities worldwide, and over 6,000 members here in Boston.

Food sponsored by TCB Analytics
TCB Analytics offers a full range of solutions to help you consolidate, manage, visualize and analyze your data. (tcbanalytics.com)

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  • Greater Boston useR Group (R Programming Language)

    This is the R user group for the New England and Greater Boston area. R is a free and open programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. Along with this powerful software, comes a dynamic and vast community. The Greater Boston useR Group seeks to bring this community together to share ideas, discuss R related topics, and provide direction for new and experienced users. For more information on R, see The R Project at: http://www.r-project.org/

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