Free Workshops for Meetup Groups

Published: October 16, 2020

Free Workshops for Meetup Groups

For the last few years we’ve offered automatic sponsorship for meet-ups and satRday events. However for obvious COVID related reasons, most (all?) meet-ups have meeting getting together virtually, so the need for extra Pizza money has diminished.

As with most organisations, we’ve had to adapted to the new online-first environment. In particular, running primarily online training courses. We’ve always ran some, online events, but now we’re running in excess of ten days of training per month on topics ranging from R, Python, Git, Shiny and Stan. So far our average course rating is a healthy 4.7 out of 5!

With this new found experience in online training, and our regret at not getting to interact with useR groups from around the world, we thought that one way we could contribute back to the community would be to offer free training workshops.

Potential topics fall into two groups. Introductory sessions, where the background would be kept to a minimum, e.g.

  • starting out with the tidyverse
  • Rmarkdown
  • basic git
  • building an R package
  • regular expressions

Or more advanced topics that would require some pre-requisites

  • getting started with Shiny
  • continuous integration
  • advanced git topics, e.g. rebase vs merge
  • anything else?

If you are interested, then please complete this short form and we’ll get in touch.