Following the overwhelming success of the EARL 2014 Conference and the feedback received, the 2015 Conference will again be held in London. EARL is a Conference for users and developers of the open source R programming language. The primary focus of the Conference will be the commercial usage of R across a range of industry sectors with the aim of sharing knowledge and applications of the language.

Pre-Conference workshops will be held, in parallel, on Monday 14th September.  The EARL Conference, on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September will showcase speakers from key areas of statistical and data analysis, from the finance industry to life sciences to sports analysis. There will be a Conference Drinks Reception on the evening of Monday 14th September and a special Conference Reception on Tuesday 15th September.  This latter event, like last year, will definitely be a night to remember and is not to be missed.


2015 Keynote Speakers: Alex Bellos, Joe Cheng, Dirk Eddelbuettel and Hannah Fry
Alex Bellos is an author and broadcaster. His popular mathematics books Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass are both bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He also writes a maths blog for the Guardian and presents science documentaries for Radio 4. Before moving into science writing he was the South America correspondent for the Guardian. He is the author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life and ghost-wrote Pelé's autobiography.

Joe Cheng is a software engineer who joined J.J. Allaire at RStudio in 2009 to help create the RStudio integrated development environment. He is best known for creating Shiny, the reactive web application framework for R; and RPubs, a well known document publishing service. Joe has spent most of his career working for Boston-area tech startups, plus a stint at Microsoft prior to joining RStudio.

Dirk Eddelbuettel is the author / maintainer of Rcpp, RQuantLib, digest and two dozen more CRAN packages. He is a (voting) member of the R Foundation, maintains the CRAN Task Views for Finance as well as High-Performance Computing, contributes to Debian as a package maintainer, and serves as an editor for the Journal of Statistical Software. He has a PhD in Econometrics from EHESS, and works in Chicago as quantitative analyst focussed on predictive models for financial markets.

Hannah Fry is a lecturer in Mathematics at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). She has a broad portfolio of public engagement activities including schools outreach, podcasting, academic stand-up, cafe scientifique and public lectures. Her TEDx talk at the inaugural TEDxUCL was featured on the front page of and currently has around half a million views across all TED channels.



Why should I attend?

EARL is an exciting, new cross-sector Conference dedicated to the real business usage of R.  Two days devoted to the most innovative R implementations by the world's leading practitioners.  The inaugural EARL Conference was a huge success as the following testimonials attest:

“I was able to pick up snippets of knowledge and tips about new libraries and applications”

“It was great to see such a wide variety of talks covering 'real life' applications of R”

“The organisation and quality was outstanding by any standards, let alone a first attempt!”

"So useful to hear how others integrate R in a corporate environment”

“It spoke to a broad audience with topics that could easily be ported into other areas of use”

"Seeing real world examples from different businesses was so useful”

“Very helpful to learn about best practices of using R in business”

“It was an amazing experience”






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