No conference would be what it is without the support of those speaking, and EARL is no exception. Our speakers come from around the world to present their ideas and approaches. They represent companies of all sizes and give their time to share their knowledge and experience with attendees. We're currently interested in receiving abstracts from anyone who has an interesting R-related story to tell, particularly if that story relates to a commercial use of the R language.
Ricardo Bion is a Data Science manager at Airbnb, where he leads two teams focused on product research and experimentation. He obtained his PhD from Stanford University, and also has graduate degrees from the University of Milan, University of Potsdam, and University of Eastern Finland. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 500 citations combined. Ricardo is interested in reproducible research, and in building tools and developing education resources to scale the impact of Data Science teams. He is an active R developer, and has built internal R packages at Airbnb and open source R packages. He can be followed on Twitter @ricardobion.
Jenny Bryan is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of British Columbia and part of the leadership of rOpenSci. She teaches data analysis and wrangling with R in STAT 545 and the Master of Data Science Program. She's the author of the googlesheets package and generally kvetches a lot about spreadsheets, version control, and workflow. Follow Jenny on Twitter as @jennybryan or on GitHub as @jennybc.
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