R-Ladies Baltimore welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you’re a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our non-profit, civil society community is designed to develop our members’ R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community!
A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Baltimore exists to promote gender diversity in the R community worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities. Our priority is to provide a safe community space for anyone identifying as a minority gender who is interested in and/or working with R. As a founding principle, there is no cost or charge to participate in any of our R-Ladies communities around the world.
We are part of Global R-Ladies group. Here are some links! You can access our presentations, R scripts and more on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!
Presentation slides and materials from meetup events can be found the global R-Ladies GitHub page.
For more information about R-Ladies Global, visit rladies.org.
The leadership, mentoring & teaching roles within this Community are held exclusively by minority genders (majority gender speakers may be allowed/invited as one-off guests in exceptional circumstances at the leadership team’s discretion). Due to unexpected demand, we have opened learning participation to all genders, dependent on initial and on-going vetting by the leadership team. However, the stated priority of the R-Ladies communities is the development & support specifically of those identifying as a minority gender, and we, therefore, reserve the right to guard this interest through whatever measures the leadership team deems appropriate. Anyone involved with R-Ladies Baltimore is expected to fully respect each other, the mandate of this community, and the goodwill on which R-Ladies is founded, or face expulsion/a penalty of any form, at the discretion of the leadership team.
Full community guidelines are found here: rladies/starter-kit/wiki.
Photos, Films, and all other media/recordings: photographs and/or video/other media will be taken at events held by this community. By taking part in an R-Ladies Baltimore event you grant the community organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming/media, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity, fundraising or other purposes to help achieve the community’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be recorded in these media please inform a community organizer.
Stephanie is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab in Baltimore, MD. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA. She is all about data science education, genomics and statistics using R! Her vision for R-Ladies Baltimore is to create a community for individuals to learn and contribute to the R community, while increasing gender diversity. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Louisiana State University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Rice University.
Margaret is an Assistant Scientist in the Biostatistics Department at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health . Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the same department. She received her BA in Mathematics from Harvard University and her PhD in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are mainly in statistical genetics and genomics and she also teaches a large undergraduate course in Biostatistics. She tries to convert new users to R whenever possible and loves teaching brand new programmers how powerful a programming language like R can be.
Rachel received her BS in Biology from WV State, with a thesis project focusing on parasite systematics, and her MS from Portland State, studying invasive plant ecology and plant-fungal interactions. She is currently a PhD student in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. When not doing research or homework she is probably playing with her dogs.
Gabriela is the founder of the global organization R-Ladies. She is a Senior Developer Advocate at IBM where she democratizes AI by building tools, launching new open source projects, and improving existing core open source frameworks. She likes to mentor and shares her knowledge through mentorship programs, tutorials and talks. She holds 2 Master’s: one in Epidemiology and one in Statistics.