The next million R users - Carl Howe

Many students believe that R is obscure, complex, and difficult to write. However, data from a new large-scale survey of R users conducted by RStudio shows that new R users are taking dramatically different learning paths from those who learned R as recently as 2 years ago, and these new learning paths are changing its perception. In this talk, we'll present this new survey data, describe how new tools and techniques for teaching R can satisfy the demands of today's R learners, and outline a vision for adding millions of new R users to our community.

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Carl Howe

Carl has experience as an analyst, educator, and computer scientist. R has been Carl‘s go-to platform for market research data science since 2002, and he spent the last three years teaching companies around the world how to analyze big data using Hadoop. Carl moved to the Boston area to study computer science at MIT in the previous millennium and still resides in the suburbs with his wife and two grown sons. He is also an enthusiastic classical singer, cat servant—cats don’t have owners, they have staff—and aviation geek.

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