FAQ

Common questions about satRdays

1. WHAT ARE SATRDAYS?

SatRdays are R-focused conferences that are held on Saturdays. They happen all over the globe, and are organised by local community leaders to help and grow the local community. There is a big emphasis on making these event accessible - by not requiring time off work, by not costing more than a days wages, by being supportive of new community members or leaders.

2. WHERE ARE SATRDAYS HELD?

SatRdays are held all over the globe. You can see where events are happening – both confirmed and still in the words on our event page.

3. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

There’s so many ways you can get involved. If you’re a techy who can contribute coding experience, we always need a hand developing our infrastructure. If you want to share your knowledge, why not put forward a session at an event near you. If you want to make the event near you a success, you can help organise it and make it run smoothly on the day by volunteering. If you want to run an event near you, let us know. Come talk to us on Slack

4. WHO FUNDS SATRDAYS?

The R Consortium helped us setup and continue to support us.The Consortium is filled with companies doing great things for or with R. They’re investing in growing the community and the support for the R language. Other fine companies are also getting involved by sponsoring or supporting local events.

5. HOW CAN I ORGANISE A SATRDAY?

If you’d like to rganise a satRday read about whats involved via our knowledgebase or come talk to us on Slack if you’d like to organise an event.

6. WHAT OTHER R EVENTS ARE OUT THERE?

  • Find a local user group with this handy directory from Revolution Analytics (now known as Microsoft!)
  • There’s R-Ladies events
  • There’s conferences

7. WHAT MAKES SATRDAYS SO SPECIAL?

It depends who you ask! For some it’s the local organisers, others the ability to learn from great speakers in your own time, and for others it’s open platform for growing the community.


In case you haven’t found the answer for your question please get in touch on Slack or Twitter.