R-Ladies East Lansing: 2018, Year in Review

Thanks to everyone who attended, participated or sponsored R-Ladies East Lansing in 2018! We had a fantastic start & a very successful first 6mo on campus! We hosted 7 meetups since July 2018 including two very well-attended workshops (70+ attendees) and a DataViz challenge! Help us continue spreading the R & Data Science spirit across MSU in 2019! Contact us about co-hosting or sponsoring a meetup/workshop in Spring 2019. As always, R-Ladies events are open to all R-users across all levels of expertise including students, faculty and staff, and non-MSU folks.

2019: What’s Next?

Upcoming Workshops

Intro to Statistics w/ R (Spring; workshop series) Intro to RMarkdown (Summer) Intro to Shiny (Summer) Intro to Version Control (Git) w/ R (Summer)

Register & RSVP on Meetup: https://meetup.com/rladies-eastlansing Would you like to team-lead a workshop? Contact us if you’d to present for 5–10 min slots within the workshop or longer if desired. Join the channels on Slack: #workshop-rstats #workshop-shiny #workshop-rmarkdown OR Email us:

Introduce a Girl to Engineering (2019-02-16)

Register for R-Ladies East Lansing’s activity booth: http://meetu.ps/e/Gfntz/yBMBS/f MSU Women in Engg. outreach: http://bit.ly/msu-wie-k12-outreach

Women in Data Science Conference (2019-04)


Register: Would like to give a talk/present a poster? Stay tuned on Meetup. Contact us:

R-Ladies East Lansing Bookclub

Academic incl.

  • R for Data Science
  • Learning Statistics with R
  • R programming for Data Science
  • Hands-On Programming with R ### Nonfiction incl.
  • Algorithms to Live by
  • Weapons of Math Destruction ### Blog posts & Articles incl.
  • Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about version control?
  • Good enough practices in Scientific Computing
  • Happy Git w/ R

2018: Year in Review

The Team

Organizers: Janani Ravi, Camille Archer Other co-organizers: Kayla Johnson, Arjun Krishnan, Nate Davis

Meetup Presentations/Material

GitHub | Google Drive | Photos

2018 Sponsors

INSERT Grand Traverse Pie (2018-12) | Business Analytics (2018-11) | SSDA (2018-10) | Krishnan Lab (2018-09) | College of Veterinary Medicine (2018-09) | BEACON (2018-08) | iCER (2018-07)

2018 Meetups

Kickoff meeting

Welcome to RLEL | Who We Are | What We Do | Upcoming Meetups


Lightning talks

Aug 13, 2018 Git & R by Melissa Dale Experimental languages w/ R by Le Ni La Having fun w/ Rcade by Kayla Johnson Websites w/ R by Camille Archer UpSet plots w/ R by Janani Ravi @bigdataignite for their conference promo.

Sep 10, 2018 Morphospaces w/ #Geomorph by Acacia Ackles Integrating Python & R w/ #Reticulate by Anna Yannakopoulos Literature Survey w/ #Bibliometrix by Veronica Frans GLM w/ #glmulti by Lauren Wisnieski Cool #dataviz resources Data-to-Viz RGraph Gallery by Janani Ravi

Sep 24, 2018 Spatial Humanities w/ R Rachael White R/qtl Miranda Haus Hyenas, Microbes & R Connie Rojas Publication quality figures w/ #ggpubr by Taylor Dunivin R+LaTeX=knitr Cara Feldscher



Intro to Tidy Data Workshop: GitHub • Google Drive Data Visualization Workshop: GitHub • Google Drive

You & R-Ladies East Lansing

  • Join the R-Ladies Community on Slack (bit.ly/rlel-slack-signup)
  • Lead (or team-lead) presentations/discussions in a meetup
  • Help run the meetup(s) (help R-newbies, help pick up pizza)
  • Contribute to Blog Entries, Webpage (rladies-eastlansing.github.io)
  • Be a Social Butterfly (Twitter | Facebook | Courier pigeon?)
  • Sponsor a meeting (OR help find us monthly meeting sponsors; <$75)
  • Bring in a speaker and/or Bring in fellow R-users!
  • Suggest a topic & bring in volunteers from the 200+ Meetup/Slack R-Ladies!

  • Getting Involved @ R-Ladies: https://rladies.org/about-us/help/

How to be in touch?

Access our presentations, R scripts and more on Github and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news! Join the Meetup group to be notified of the first meeting in July!

PS Community Policies & Code of Conduct:

Full community guidelines are found here: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki

Janani Ravi
Assistant Professor

My research interests include computational pathogenomics and host-directed drug-repurposing.