Are you interested in learning R but don’t know where to begin? Do you have corporate training funds burning a hole in your pocket and you desperately need to spend them before the year runs out? Or alternatively, do you want some good training before an action-packed SQL Saturday but don’t have a big budget?
I am giving a full-day R training on Friday, December 7th in Washington DC. Tickets are still available for this training event. Here’s the abstract:
Enter The Tidyverse: R for the Data Professional
In this day-long training, you will learn about R, the premier language for data analysis. We will approach the language from the standpoint of data professionals: database developers, database administrators, and data scientists. We will see how data professionals can translate existing skills with SQL to get started with R. We will also dive into the tidyverse, an opinionated set of libraries which has modernized R development. We will see how to use libraries such as dplyr, tidyr, and purrr to write powerful, set-based code. In addition, we will use ggplot2 to create production-quality data visualizations.
Over the course of the day, we will look at several problem domains. For database administrators, areas of note will include visualizing SQL Server data, predicting error occurrences, and estimating backup times for new databases. We will also look at areas of general interest, including analysis of open source data sets.
No experience with R is necessary. The only requirements are a laptop and an interest in leveling up your data professional skillset.
I’ve done this training a few times now and have settled on Azure Notebooks, which makes it easier for people to take this stuff home and play around (for free!) on their own. If you attend, you get a jam-packed day of training as well as two dozen notebooks full of material to get you from “new to R” to solving practical problems in your environment.