Organizing team

About us

On October 25, 2017, an announcement was made by Heather Turner on the R User Group (RUG) Organizers Slack: the R Foundation Conference Committee was interested in the emergence of academic-focused R events in regions not currently covered by useR! In less than a week, we had organized our first videoconference to start thinking about how to face the challenge. This quick response was not the result of mere luck, but the consequence of a year in which the R community — through its local RUGs and social media presence— grew stronger in South America. By mid November everything was set up: a name, a place, a date, and a motivated international organizing committee. The first edition took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the second in Santiago de Chile, Chile. This year, the latinamerican R community will meet up in Montevideo, Uruguay.

LatinR Chair

Natalia da Silva

  • Instituto de Estadística, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración, Universidad de la República
  • R-Ladies Montevideo, Uruguay

Riva Quiroga

  • Facultad de Letras, Universidad Católica de Chile
  • R-Ladies Santiago / Valparaíso, Chile

Yanina Bellini Saibene

  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
  • R-Ladies Santa Rosa, Argentina + Global Team

Maria Florencia D'Andrea

  • CONICET - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
  • R-Ladies BsAs, Argentina + Global Team
  • R en Buenos Aires, Argentina

Scientific Committee

Marcela Alfaro

Ignacio Alverez-Castro

Steve Arndt

Mathias Bourel

Mariana Cock

Mario Cortina Borja

Maria Inés Fariello

Ileana Frasier

Adriana Gili

Juan José Goyeneche

Leonardo Moreno

Priscilla Minotti

Germán Rosati

Marcelo Soria

Walter Sosa Escudero

Vianey Leos

Jairo Cugliari

Lucia Rodriguez Planes

Organizer Committee

Elio Campitelli

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • R en Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paola Corrales

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • R-Ladies BsAs, Argentina

Patricio Cofré

  • Metrics Arts, Chile

Roxana Noelia Villafañe

  • R-Ladies Resistencia Corrientes, Argentina
  • R en NEA, Argentina

Patricia Loto

  • R-Ladies Resistencia Corrientes, Argentina
  • Universidad Nacional del Nordeste

Gabriela Sandoval

  • R-Ladies Santiago, Chile

Daniela Vazquez

  • R-Ladies Montevideo, Uruguay
  • GURU

Francisco Etchart

  • INTA Anguil

Fernando Hannaka

  • Blue Economic Solutions