MilanoR Meetup: From Data to Insights
This article is originally published at http://www.milanor.net/blog
Springtime is coming and so is a new R Meetup, do you feel it in the air?
A MilanoR meetup is the ideal occasion to bring together R users in the Milano area to share knowledge and experiences, a free event, open to everybody.
What we’ll talk about
What’s the real value of a data product? Is it meant to just return an output or it can give us insights, suggestions, a vision? How can we make better data products?
On this meeting we will sail away on a journey, the path that leads every data professionals from raw data to meaningful and beautiful data products!
- Welcome presentations
- “From numbers to stories” - Pietro Spagnolo
Data can help us write such different kind of stories, deeper stories to discover something new and lighter stories to show us something we’d never thought of. As professionals, we need to guide users, easing any complexity they might encounter.
- “Share your R development: the example of SmaRP, Smart Retirement Planning” - Francesca Vitalini
Smart Retirement Planning (SmaRP) is an initiative of Mirai Solutions designed to guide people working in Switzerland towards a strategic decision-making process for their retirement. Using SmaRP as an example, we will highlight how to structure a web app in R, how to extend the R Shiny framework for a nicer graphic interface, and how to generate a report through the app.
- Some cool networking time
More about our speakers
Pietro is former Chief Creative Officer at iGenius, the AI Company. Previously he has worked in Turin/Boston as a interaction designer at Carlo Ratti Associati, as graphic designer at Urban Center Bologna and as teacher assistant in interaction design at IUAV in San Marino. As a designer, he has managed many interdisciplinary projects.
Francesca is a Solutions Consultant for Mirai Solutions, a small data science and data analytics consulting company based in Zürich and specialized in the financial sector. In addition to her role as a consultant, Francesca teaches R and is involved in outreach activities. In her free time, Francesca participates and organizes events that support women in data science.
What's the price?
The event is free and open to everybody. Due to logistic reasons, the meeting is open to max 70 participants, and registration is needed.
Where do i sign up for the event?
You can signup on our meetup event, we can't wait to meet you!
Where is it?
Mikamai - Via Venini 42, Milano. Mikamai is a coworking very close to the Pasteur metro station.
The doorbell is Mikamai: when you enter, go straight, cross the inner courtyard of the building, you will face a metal door with a sheet with Mikamai written. The office is the last (and only) floor.
Quantide (http://www.quantide.com/) is a provider of consulting services and training courses about Data Science and Big Data. It’s specialized in R, the open source software for statistical computing. Headquartered in Legnano, near Milan (Italy), Quantide has been supporting for 10 years customers from several industries around the world. Quantide is the founder and the supporter of the MilanoR community, since its first edition in 2012.
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