The first satRdays event will take place in Budapest on September 3rd:
This is a very exciting project with great interest from the R and more general data science community — in the past short 2 months (since we opened registration for the conference):
More than 160 persons signed up and paid for attendance from 17 countries so far (around 50-50% mix of academic and industry tickets, 30-70% mix of foreign and Hungarian attendees)
We received almost 40 voluntary talk proposals in a few weeks of time while the CfP was open
25 selected & awesome speakers agreed on to present at the conference
I’d like to see this take off, similar to SQL Saturdays.