2022 CascadiaRConf Agenda


September 17, 2022 8am-3:20pm

8:00-8:05 Introductions

8:05-8:45 Keynotes

  • Jacqueline Nolis: The Messy Space between Analysis and Output
  • Tiffany Timbers: 10 Simple Rules for Teaching R for Data Science

8:55-9:50 Developing in R

  • Dan McGuire: Model-based cell typing for single cell spatial transcriptomics
  • Dror Berel: Benchmarking AWS Sagemaker ML and Forecasting Algorithm Performance with Traditional R Packages
  • Priyanka Gagneja: Going Beyond Tidyverse 101

10:00-10:55 Data Science for Good

  • Truzaar Dordi: Ten Financial Actors can Accelerate a Transition Away from Fossil Fuels
  • Andrew Pham & Winnie Gong: Use of R to Educate Underserved Communities Nationwide
  • Josh Roll: Using R to Understand Pedestrian Traffic Injury Inequities in Oregon

11:05-12:00 Creating an R Environment for a Team

  • Valeria Duran and Emily Zhang: The Challenges of Legacy Code
  • Rodger Zou and Radhika Etikala: Towards a Collaborative R Prog Group: Verification
  • Radhika Etikala and Emily Zhang: Wrangling the Stakeholder Community – Data Specifications

12:00-12:30 Lunch Break

12:30-1:05 Lightning Talks!

  • Ben McCary: Persuasion with Pretty Pictures: Using Data Viz to Make a Point
  • Meike Niederhausen: Using Visualizations to Understand Complex Care Trajectory Trends of Veterans in Home-Based Primary Care
  • Brittany Barker: Spatial Modeling in R to Help Detect Emerald Ash Borer, a New Invader in the Pacific Northwest
  • Siddharth Bhatia: Engineering Better Shiny Apps using Docker
  • Kevin Kuo: Bussin: A Modern Framework for Interactive Data Apps

1:15-2:10 Shiny and R

  • Jeff Rothschild: A Dashboard for Calculating Hourly Energy Balance
  • Nick Sun: Making Power Calculations Easier with Shiny
  • Anthony Lusardi: Improving Energy Imbalances in PNW Using R

2:20-3:15 Reporting & Sharing of R!

  • Tim Anderson: Publishing a Book using Only R Ecosystem Tools
  • Oluwafemi Oyedele: Reproducible Research with R
  • Ben Matherson: How Anchorage Built Alaska’s Vaccine Finder with R

3:15-3:20 Closing Remarks