Talks to watch at the RSS International Conference 2023

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Talks to watch at the RSS International Conference 2023

The Royal Statistical Society International conference is next week from 4-7 September 2023, hosted in Harrogate. Jumping Rivers are exhibiting at the conference, as well as delivering workshops and talks. The draft program can now be viewed online, so we wanted to let you know where you can find us at the event and some of the other sessions we are looking forward to.


Teaching statistics interactively with webR

If you teach statistics using R and want to make your sessions more engaging, this talk is one to watch. Nicola Rennie will introduce webR and demonstrate it’s potential to revolutionise the way we teach data science.

GitHub: Version control for research, teaching and industry

Open-source coding practises are an integral part of software and model development in all applications of data science. In this session, the panel will discuss how GitHub can be used to develop models and applications more effectively across teaching, research, and industry.

How to avoid becoming an ornamental data scientist

The RSS Data Science and AI Section have toured the country asking practitioners and companies about their hopes and fears about a career in data science and AI. In this session they will outline how to become efficient, effective and ethical in your application of the statistical and algorithmic tools of the trade.

Data comes in all shapes and sizes. It can often be difficult to know where to start. Whatever your problem, Jumping Rivers can help.

Jumping Rivers Talks and Events

Throughout the week, you can find Rhian Davies and Jack Kennedy at the Jumping Rivers exhibition stand. Come along and say hello and pick up one of our Jumping Rivers coasters!

Pre-conference workshop for early career researchers

On Monday 4th September, Jack and Rhian will both be presenting at the pre-conference workshop for early career researchers. Jack will be kicking off the afternoon, introducing the Young Statisticians section and welcoming the young statisticians to the conference, while Rhian will be deliviering a skills workshop later in the afternoon on Building your data science portfolio.

Making Maps! Visualising spatial data in R

On Tuesday 5th September, Rhian will be delivering the workshop Making Maps! Visualising spatial data in R, which will cover the fundamentals of working with geospatial data in R. Can’t attend? We offer a training course on spatial data analysis.

Activities to reach a broader audience: RSS Ambassadors’ tips for communicating statistics

Communication is a big part of what we do at Jumping Rivers. In this session, Rhian and the other RSS Statistical Ambassadors will be sharing their tips and tricks for communicating statistical concepts. This interactive session will give audience members an opportunity to practice their communication skills.

Getting your work to work

On Wednesday 6th September, Rhian will be taking part in the panel on getting your work to work, talking about cleaning up messy code. She’ll share actionable tips to help you refactor your code and make it easier for collaborators to work with it.

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