satRday Neuchâtel
A conference for users of the R Language on 14 March 2020
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Conference Details


14 March 2020 at University of Neuchâtel

Hands on

Practical applications and workshop sessions


Gain knowledge from your peers and experienced professionals

Community Lead

Community organised, community focussed


Only 20 CHF (10 CHF for students)


Inclusive, supportive and respectful environment

Important Dates

Be prepared!

  • December 2019

    Initial Announcement

    We’re organising a conference!

  • January 2020

    Ticket Sales starts

    Discount tickets available for students!

  • Mid January 2020

    Call For Abstracts

    Submissions for speakers are now open!

  • Mid February 2020

    Call For Papers 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.

If you have never presented at a conference before but would like to give it a shot, drop us an email at - we'd be happy to support you.

Plus: Speakers get their ticket reimbursed!

Submission starts mid January 2020.


Benjamin Abt

Benjamin Abt


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

Postdoctoral Researcher & President of Swiss Statistical Society
Kirill Müller

Kirill Müller


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


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.

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


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, quantitative analyst for a hedge fund and did a PhD in computational biology.


The people putting it together

Xavier Adam

Xavier Adam


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

Enrico Chavez

Enrico Chavez


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

Elise Dupuis Lozeron

Elise Dupuis Lozeron


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

Sina Rüeger

Sina Rüeger


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


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.

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