There were a couple of announcements before this month’s event kicked off:
- Event dates for Columbus WAWs are set for the year, and there is now a link at the top of the Upcoming Events page that you can use to put placeholders on your calendar for the whole year.
- The first MeasureCamp unconference ever in the U.S. will be in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 13th. It’s free! Register, and consider running a session!
Following the announcements, Tim Wilson from Analytics Demystified explained what the programming platform R is, why he spent 2016 trying to ramp up his skills with it, and how he quickly realized that, while he initially was just looking to learn a new language, he quickly realized that he really needed to broaden his horizons.
The below isn’t the exact presentation Tim presented, but it’s pretty damn close: