NHS-R newscast 28th March 2023

We have another newscast from the podcast, if you don’t do the whole podcast thing here are the notes and links from what we talked about.

There has been an extension of HACA abstract dates- new deadline is midnight on 14th April, see here for more https://uobevents.eventsair.com/haca-2023/abstract-submissions

We have had the first NHS-R conference committee, and the minutes will be posted in the conference channel on Slack when they are ready

Chris’s emergency webinar is not uploaded yet but keep an eye out for it on NHS-R YouTube if you are interested in Shiny and golem https://www.youtube.com/c/nhsrcommunity

Webinar change- Introduction to Quarto for R Users rescheduled to Friday 21st April 2023, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

April 2023 Webinar: Chat with your data via RTutor and ChatGPT – Dr. Xijin “Steven” Ge – Professor of Bioinformatics at South Dakota State University Friday 14th April 2023, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

New training for introduction to R and R Studio, focused on data manipulation, available in shorter chapters to give greater flexibility

Base vs dplyr pipe (https://twitter.com/_ColinFay/status/1640440512006987787).

Living library Living Library expression of interest from Government Data Science Community “The Living Library provides a space for staff to connect with people outside their work area to encourage knowledge sharing across government and the public sector.”

We talked about code style- the use of library(tidyverse) as well as namespacing packages with “::”. Obligatory XKCD

Our SU discussions about style https://github.com/The-Strategy-Unit/data_science/issues

Webpages to help you learn GitHub https://github.com/firstcontributions/first-contributions and

GitHub Minesweeper – https://profy.dev/project/github-minesweeper#start-project