SatRdays are R-focused conferences that are held on Saturdays. They happen all over the globe, and are organised by local community leaders to help and grow the local community. There is a big emphasis on making these event accessible - by not requiring time off work, by not costing more than a day's wage, by being supportive of new community members or leaders (https://satrdays.org/).
The R Consortium (https://www.r-consortium.org/) helps to setup and continue to support us.The Consortium is filled with companies doing great things for or with R. They’re investing in growing the community and the support for the R language. Other fine companies are also getting involved by sponsoring or supporting local events.
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
Instructors will have 2 and half hours. Workshops will be about applications of R with hands-on exercises.
Presentations will be 25 minutes for in length, including 5 minutes for questions at the end.
Lightning talks will be 5 minutes in length. We will need to have these uploaded ahead of time, and automatically run from one laptop.
We strongly encourage topics from a variety of paradigms, disciplines and backgrounds. There’s no hard requirement except being R-related. There is a lot of room for creativity and we look forward to hearing from different voices in the R community. For more information, please check the section on Speaker Diversity on our website.
The submission process requires that you create an account on Sessionize prior to submitting your application. The submission requires the following written in English:
Session title: this is your Talk, Workshop or Lightning Talk title
Session description: Your session abstract/description in plain text, 1200 characters max.
Keywords: Tags that you think are relevant to your talk, e.g. data visualisation, machine learning, best practices, etc.
Previous talks: Include a video of a talk you have done either via a deep link in the Notes section, e.g. dropbox, youtube, etc., or if you have a talk on your website, blog, etc. please include this link in the relevant text fields.
Recommendations for speakers: If you have recommendations for speakers from underrepresented groups, please let us know in our Notes section in the submission form.
Co-speakers: If you would like to invite co-speaker(s), please enter their email address(es) in the relevant text fields and they will be invited to join your session.
The deadline for submissions is midnight CET Apr 25, 2019. The Program Committee will review the submissions and notify acceptance before May 20, 2019.