Code Maktaba : Fundamentals in R

15th June 2019
iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza. Galana/Lenana road junction
Starts 08:30 AM ends 12:30 PM

Event Details

The continuous popularity and growth of R Programming Language has been helping data-driven companies succeed for more than a decade.

In recent years, almost every industry sees data and analytics as a strategic competitive advantage.

And R is the language of choice for quite a number of data scientists and data analysts. Our second Code Maktaba in collaboration with Africa R User group will be focussed on R programming Language.

Code Maktaba is a hands on training event series aimed at building and improving technical skills of Ai Kenya community members.

Africa R is a consortium of passionate Africa R user groups and users innovating with R every day, and are inspired to share their experience as well as communicate their findings to a global audience.

As a community, our mission is to achieve improved representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering the African population of all genders who are underrepresented in the global R community.

In order to achieve this, we have embarked on launching R User Groups (RUGs) in different African countries. We welcome you for the launch of Nairobi that will be part of this training.

Who is this training for? :
This event is open to all those who aspire to work with R. We will gently cover basics in R. This includes, but not limited to:

Getting started with R
R language syntax – how R works (expression vs assignments)
R environment (console, scripting/editor and graphics window) – getting help, understanding the working space, input and output
R objects
Basic mathematical operations

If you are an intermediate/advanced R User, we welcome you to come and assist with the training.

Requirements? :

(BYOD)Bring Your Own Device with R ( and R studio ( installed :)

9.00am - 9.30am : Event Check-in
9.30am - 9:50 am: AfricaR Initiaive (Shelmith Kariuki, Senior Data Analyst, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics)
9.50am - 12:10 pm: Training led by Christopher Maronga (Data Manager, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust) and Kigen Tembu (Data Scientist, Musoni)
12:10 pm - 12.30pm: Networking and close of event.

Carry your ID/Passport for identification at the building.