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

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