satRday Neuchâtel
A conference for R users on 14 March 2020
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About

14 March 2020 at University of Neuchâtel

Community Lead

Community organised, community focussed

Affordable

Only 20 CHF (10 CHF for students)

Accessible

Inclusive, supportive and respectful environment

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Talks

Important Dates

Be prepared!

  • December 2019

    Initial Announcement

    We’re organising a conference!

  • January 2020

    Ticket Sales starts

    Discount tickets available for students!

  • 4 Feb 2020

    Call For Abstracts

    Submissions for speakers are now open!

  • 20 February 2020

    Call For Abstracts Ends

    Cut off date for speaker submissions

  • Conference

Auditoire Louis-Guillaume, University of Neuchâtel

Call for Abstracts

We would love to hear about your work!

Keen to be part of the program? We have reserved 2 x 30 Minutes sessions for shorter talks. Submit your abstract through https://forms.gle/1trofAy7Gaz8KeHq8.

Speakers

Benjamin Abt

Benjamin Abt

PartnerRe

Data Scientist, Analytics and Technology

Data Scientist at PartnerRe with an actuarial background. Develops R based tools for insurance and provide R-trainings within the company.

Stella Bollmann

Stella Bollmann

University Lucerne / PH Lucerne / Swiss Statistical Society

Postdoctoral Researcher at University Lucerne, Statistical Consultant at PH Lucerne & President of Swiss Statistical Society

Stella has a background in Psychology and Statistics and has been working in Academia for many years now as Data Scientist, statistical consulting and lecturer. She has a broad insight into the usage of R in different fields as Statistics, Psychology, Education and Health Care.

Kirill Müller

Kirill Müller

cynkra

Kirill has worked on the boundary between data and computer science with more than 20 years of software engineering experience. He has enjoyed working with and contributing to the R ecosystem since 2012.

Mark Padgham

Mark Padgham

rOpenSci

Software Research Scientist

Mark recently joined rOpenSci as a Software Research Scientist, and also develops software for the World Health Organization to plan for encourage more sustainable and active transport.

Jonas Pipoz

Jonas Pipoz

Statistical Office of the Canton of Neuchâtel

Project manager

Economist and project manager at the Neuchâtel Statistical Office with about 15 years of programming experience.

Eric Röthlisberger

Eric Röthlisberger

Statistical Office of the Canton of Neuchâtel

Project manager

Eric works on education data flows. He appreciates collaborating with IT team at the start of the flow and with pedagogues for the construction of indicators. Current interest: sequence analysis to understand life courses. He has been working with R, SAS and Tableau for several years.

Natasa Tagasovska

Natasa Tagasovska

University of Lausanne

PhD student

Natasa is a computer scientist by training and is currently finishing her PhD at HEC Lausanne. Her main research interest is a deeper understanding of learning models, hence works focuses on causal inference, generative models, uncertainty and interpretability.

David Granjon

David Granjon

Novartis

Principal Scientific Computing and Consulting

At Novartis, David provides support to develop production Shiny apps, HTML templates and train other associates in package development. David also contributes to the R Shiny ecosystem through its open source project, namely RinteRface, bs4Dash (Bootstrap 4 shinydashboard), shinyMobile, the virtual physiology simulator.

Duc-Quang Nguyen

Duc-Quang Nguyen

Tamedia Romandie

Data Scientist

Duc is a Data Scientist at Tamedia Romandie (Tribune de Genève, 24 heures, le Matin Dimanche). Previously, Duc worked as a data journalist at SRG-SSR for swissinfo.ch, quantitative analyst for a hedge fund and did a PhD in computational biology.

Team

The people putting it together

Xavier Adam

Xavier Adam

Organiser

Genève R user group Co-organiser, Course Developer and Instructor at EPFL Extension School.

Enrico Chavez

Enrico Chavez

Organiser

Course Developer & Instructor at EPFL Extension School, Senior Lecturer in Statistics and Probability at University of Geneva.

Elise Dupuis Lozeron

Elise Dupuis Lozeron

Organiser

Statistician at the Geneva University Hospitals. Regularly teaches statistics using R.

Delphine Fontaine

Delphine Fontaine

Organiser

Delphine Fontaine has a double education in psychology and statistics and is working at Les transports publics de la région lausannoise.

Arben Kqiku

Arben Kqiku

Organiser

Data analyst & digital marketing manager at comtogether. Arben uses R to answer complex business questions, automate repetitive tasks & develop marketing optimisation tools.

Sina Rüeger

Sina Rüeger

Organiser

Former R-Ladies Lausanne co-organiser and Postdoc at EPFL, now Data Scientist in Helsinki, Finland.

Diversity

satRday is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive conference experience for all in attendance regardless of, but not limited to, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, physical attributes, age, ethnicity, social standing, religion or political affiliation. We do not tolerate harassment of participants (including organisers and vendors) in any form. Sexual innuendos and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including presentations. Anyone violating these rules may be given warning or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organisers. Our code of conduct/anti-harassment policy can be found here.