SatRday Los Angeles | Apr 6, 2019

A conference for users of R Language


Conference Details

What’s SatRday

R-focused Conference on R and its applications


April 6, 2019 @ UCLA James West Alumni Center


Learn from your Peers and Experienced Professionals


Organized by Local Community Volunteer useRs


Cheap and Accessible to Everyone!


Inclusive, Supportive and Respectful Environment


Call For Presenters | Posters

Types of Submissions

  • Talks
  • Presentations will be either 30 or 45 minutes in length, including a couple of minutes for questions at the end.

  • Posters
  • Posters will be printed posters and displayed in common area.

  • Lightning Talks
  • Lightning talks will be 5 minutes in length. We will need to have these uploaded ahead of time, and automatically run from one laptop.

Submission Guidelines

We strongly encourage topics from a variety of paradigms, disciplines and backgrounds, so there's really no hard requirement except being R-related. There is a lot of room for creativity and we look forward to hearing different voices from R community.
The submission process requires that you create an account on Sessionize prior to submitting your application. The submission requires:

  • Title
  • Abstract (in plain text, 1200 characters max)
  • Length - If you are submitting a talk, please let us know if it’s a 30min or 45min talk. If either is fine, let us know!
  • Keywords - tags that you think are relevant to your talk, eg data visualization, machine learning, best practices etc


The deadline for submissions is midnight PST Feb 10, 2019. The Program Committee will review the submissions and notify acceptance before Mar 1, 2019.

To Submit

We are accepting submissions through sessionize.

Applications are available for both speaking and poster sessions Jan 10 - Feb 10, 2019.

Keynote Speakers


All talk materials are available on Github.

Time Collins Alumni Conference Room Time Tom Davis Founders’ Room
08:00 - 09:00 Check-in/Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome
SatRday LA Organizers
09:10 - 09:55 Keynote: Lifting the Curtain on Machine Learning
Norm Matloff
09:55 - 10:40 Using Data Science to solve Platform Problems at TrueCar
Rachel Shuyan Wang

10:00 - 11:10

Building an R Package in 45 Minutes

David Edison
10:40 - 11:10 Productionizing R scripts in the cloud
Gergely Daróczi
11:10 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:05 Better Research Planning Through Simulation
Neal Fultz

11:20 - 12:35

Predictive Analytics in R and Prediction Error

Alfonso Berumen
12:05 - 12:35 Performing Data Science: A Musician's Perspective
Leondra James
12:35 - 01:30 Lunch
01:30 - 02:15 Future: Friendly Parallel and Distributed Processing in R for Everyone
Henrik Bengtsson

01:30 - 03:00

Text Classification in tidymodels

Emil Hvitfeldt
02:15 - 03:00 From correlation to causation: measuring ad effectiveness at scale
Tamara Greasby
03:00 - 03:30 Coffee Break
03:30 - 04:00 Shiny: A GUI for the Tidyverse
Carl Ganz
Multiple Response (Multivariate) Regression models in R
Cesar Acosta-Mejia, Qile Wang
04:00 - 04:45 Keynote: Scalable Automatic Machine Learning with H2O
Erin LeDell
04:45 - 05:15 5min Lightning Talk x 6
05:15 - 05:45 Pipes or Brackets:
The Similarities and Differences b/w Dplyr and Data.Table and the Power of Un

Jeremy Guinta, Amy Linehan
05:45 - 06:00 Closing Remark
SatRday LA Organizers
06:00 - 08:00 Social Event

Important Dates

Be prepared!

  • Jan 10

    Ticket Sale & Call for Presenters Begin

    $35 for Professionals, $15 for Students

  • Feb 10

    Call for Presenters Ends

    Don’t be late!

  • Mar 10

    Final Talk Schedule

    Wow I am so glad I bought tickets early!

  • Apr 6

Our Venue at UCLA


The people putting it together

Amy Tzu-Yu Chen

Amy Tzu-Yu Chen

Chris Mehrvarzi

Chris Mehrvarzi

Eric Kostello

Eric Kostello

Program Committee
Gergely Daróczi

Gergely Daróczi

Program Committee
Linda Suen

Linda Suen

Neal Fultz

Neal Fultz

Program Committee
Peter Foley

Peter Foley

Program Committee
Szilard Pafka

Szilard Pafka

Program Committee
Yasmin Lucero

Yasmin Lucero

Program Committee

Code of Conduct

satRday is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive conference experience for all in attendance regardless of, but not limited to, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, physical attributes, age, ethnicity, social standing, religion or political affiliation. We do not tolerate harassment of participants (including organisers and vendors) in any form. Sexual innuendos and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including presentations. Anyone violating these rules may be given warning or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organisers. Our code of conduct/anti-harassment policy can be found here.