Morson Sponsor R-Ladies Manchester event at Thoughtworks

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  • Morson was proud to sponsor the R-Ladies data event which was focused around creating diversity in data hosted by Thoughtworks.

  • The mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in the R community.

  • We spoke to Ellen from R-Ladies to find out more about the event.

Morson was proud to sponsor the R-Ladies data event which was focused around creating diversity in data hosted by Thoughtworks. The event took place at the Thoughtworks offices, who are based in the Federation building in Manchester. 


Who is R-Ladies Manchester?

R-Ladies Manchester was founded in 2016 and our mission is to promote gender diversity in the R community. The R community suffers from an underrepresentation of minority genders in every role and area of participation, whether as leaders, package developers, conference speakers, conference participants, educators, or users.

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As a diversity initiative, the mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in the R community. R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting minority gender R enthusiasts to achieve their programming potential, by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers to facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.search morson jobs

Ellen from R-Ladies discusses the event in more detail…

“The speaker for the evening was the brilliant Phrances Perez, who works at BookingGo as a Data Analyst. Phrances spoke about her important learnings in R and followed on from their previous event in August by building on our Shiny know-how, even more, talking about reactive functions. She also covered the important topic of version control and also some best practices - which I think we can all learn from!

To keep the momentum going, we went straight into the second talk, the Hacktoberfest event. We at R-Ladies have teamed up with a tonne of other great groups from Manchester to host an all-day Hackathon event as part of the Hacktoberfest series of global events! It’s shaping up to be a really exciting day, with food, drink, live podcasting and of course, loads of coding!

There was plenty of food and drink leftover to be eaten up, so we stopped to refill our plates before moving on to the discussion. Phrances’ talk sparked tonnes of interesting questions and we managed to stay on topic for the rest of the evening! We covered Stack Overflow, open-source software in big commercial organisations and how academia should change to incorporate interactivity into publications; all hot topics that got everyone joining in!”

The event was a huge success and one that Morson was proud to be a part of. Stay tuned for more exciting collaborations with R-Ladies in the new year!


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