Noam Ross brings a little DevOps to the meetup so we can learn how to use Docker with R.
About the Talk:Docker & "containerization" have revolutionized the world of cloud computing, web applications, & DevOps, but what use are they to you, the R-using data scientist? I will present a tutorial on getting started with Docker & using it for a variety of data science challenges, including web scraping, sharing reproducible analyses, & building & testing R packages, & moving your analyses to cloud computing services. I will show you how to choose & use Docker tools from the Rocker Project, the R community's premier source of Docker images, as well as discuss Docker snafus, solutions, & alternatives for other common data science workflows.
About Noam:Noam Ross is a Senior Research Scientist at EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit in NYC that researches the connections between human & wildlife health. Noam builds models to understand & predict disease circulation in wildlife & spillover into people. Noam is also editor for software peer review at rOpenSci, a developer collective that builds R packages & catalyzes communities to enable open research & data. He has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California-Davis. Follow him on twitter at @noamross.
Pizza (nyhackr.org/pizzapoll.html) begins at 6:30, the talk starts at 7, then after we head to the local bar.