R Hackathon 1/Planning Steps

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Participants

IT resources & setup

  1. Supporting software & resources
  2. Hardware
    • Loaners needed? No.
    • Wired network needed? One person so far.
    • More wireless access points needed? No.
    • Power strips Communicated to Jeff and Jack.
    • Projector, screen, whiteboards, flip charts Should be all set up.

Preparing for the event

  • Achieve consensus list of prioritized goals
  • Develop agenda Tentative agenda is on the hackathon front page
  • Determine preliminary subgroups
  • Items to be prepared by participants
    • Lightning or other presentations - which ones are useful, what scope, who are the presenters?
      • Everyone introduces him/herself, stating objectives for hackathon
      • Package owners in addition give highlights of their package, plus future goals they have with it
      • Also see agenda
    • Package-specific information to be compiled on the wiki - overview, relevant programming info, and future goals
    • Bootcamps - which ones are needed? Current plan is to have bootcamps on
      • Vignette and documentation writing
      • S4 programming
      • Using Subversion
      • Numerical methods
  • Documentation & testing
    • Determine prior reading (R vignette howto), training, and setup needed
    • Collect data sets for testing/validation

Reading and book list

We have started to tag references for reading material using the tag rhack1 on Connotea. Anyone is welcome to add references to this list using this tag.

Books: