Last night was the first Cardiff R User Group event. There were 6 people registered out of 24 CaRdiffians. In the end we had 8 people show up – so a whopping third of our current membership base.
As we sat around the booth eating chips and drinking beer, we covered our experiences learning R to date, the trials and tribulations of our jobs and why you shouldn’t drop a barbell on your nose. We had great discussions and most of us came away with new R functionality to look at!
We decided to initially go with the three session formats I’d proposed and see how things go:
- TalkRs: evening events with talks and socialising
- LearnRs: after work sessions focused on learning some new bit of R
- LunchRs: quick lunchtime sessions to talk through a problem with someone else and hopefully solve it!
The LearnRs promise to be heavily attended, and we’ll need some helpful folks who know their stuff to help the others learn.
All in all it was very positive, although I a bit angry with myself when I didn’t capture the moment with a pic! I look forward to our next meeting.