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Optimizing your Data Science Workflow in R

  • Tue, April 17, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, 5th Floor Conference Room #563, Brookline, MA 02445
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Optimizing your Data Science Workflow in R 

Tuesday, April 17

1:00 – 2:30 PM


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DFCI Development & The Jimmy Fund

10 Brookline Place

5th Floor Conference Room #563

Brookline, MA 02445


This seminar will introduce attendees to the process of constructing reproducible, scalable, and automated analyses in RStudio using projects and markdown. The seminar will begin with a brief overview of R and RStudio. Then we will build a portfolio report for a gift officer with an interactive map, graphs, tables and text. Using this report as a template we will scale the report so that each member of fundraising team has their own personal report. Finally, we will schedule this report to refresh on a schedule and to run automatically.

This seminar will be useful for analysts, researchers, and supervisors with all levels of R experience. For those new to R, this seminar will introduce you to what is possible, may inspire you to learn the R language, and will provide you with a few resources to help you on this journey. For more advanced R users, this seminar will demonstrate several advanced reporting features and will demonstrate advanced techniques for optimizing your workflow.


Rich Majerus

Rich is the AVP of Advancement Strategy and Donor Relations at Colby College. Rich is a regular presenter at advancement conferences and has recently presented on Prospect Finder, Colby’s in-house advancement analytics web application. He regularly teaches R workshops, is listed in RStudio’s directory of instructors, and is a R instructor for DataCamp. Prior to his work at Colby, Rich was a founder of Third Coast Analytics, a successful and profitable data science consulting firm (Third Coast’s IP was acquired by Capture Higher Ed in 2016). He holds an M.A. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied in the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity and a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Carleton College.


$85 Members

$125 Non-Members


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