Why I’m going to eRum this year instead of useR!
I have attended the every year now for the past 9 years, and loved it! However, this year I’m saddened that I won’t be able to go. This is because this year the conference , and going there would require me to be away from home for at least 8 days (my heart goes to the people of Australia who had a hard time coming to useR all these years). Ordinarily I would do it, but given that my wife and I have a sweet 8 months year old baby (called Maya), I’m very reluctant to be away from home for that long.
The eRum 2018 conference
Fortunately for me, and for many other R users out there, we have a backup plan called (a.k.a: The European R Users Meeting). It is an international conference, similar to , that occurs every two years (specifically, in the years in which useR is taking place outside of Europe), and organized by and others.
About the plan for this year:
- Time and location: the conference will take place on May 14-16, 2018 @
- Crowd size: The expectation is for ~500 R users from mostly Europe (you can see a visual breakdown of people’s )
- Content: The program has , , and (picked after sifting over 150 abstracts). Knowing some of the people in the program, I can vouch for the high quality of the program.
- The registration closes this Sunday, so ! (the price is relatively cheap, starting from 80 Euro for students, and up to 275 Euro for industry).
If you get to see me around, feel free to come and say Hi 🙂