I had the chance to speak at StirTrek 2018 about Machine Learning in R. I have been to StirTrek before, but it’s been a few years. The conference has really grown, as there are over 2000 attendees now.
I was in the 3:30 timeslot. I talked in a full theater and they broadcast the talk to two other theaters. I don’t know what attendance was like in the overflow rooms. Most of the follow up questions were from developers looking for resources to get started, tutorials, etc. It seemed like a sign that attendees were interested in going further, which was the point of the talk.
The organizers did a great job. I had a helpful proctor who notified about time, and made sure I was setup and informed.
The talk will go up later this month on YouTube, and I’ll add it to the blog. Thanks to all who attended, and a big thanks to all who helped organize, sponsor, and volunteered for the conference.