Jumping Rivers and the Data Science Community

Author: Clarissa Barratt

Published: July 12, 2022

At Jumping Rivers, we love data science! Surprised? Didn’t think so … But, did you know that as well as providing training and consultancy, we also like to get involved with the data science community!

If you’re reading this, then you’ve already found our blog, where we release weekly posts giving an insight into the projects we do here at JR, as well as hints, tips and tutorials to help you improve your programming. If this is your first trip here, take a look at some of our previous work!

Data comes in all shapes and sizes. It can often be difficult to know where to start. Whatever your problem, Jumping Rivers can help.

We’re lucky enough to be based in the incredible Catalyst building here in Newcastle upon Tyne, and we make the most of this great space by running regular Meetups for the North East Data Scientists right here. These meetups are free to attend, to make data science accessible to everyone, with all costs generously covered by NICD and the R Consortium (and JR of course). Usually consisting of two talks from industry experts as well as our newly introduced pre-event workshops, these events are great opporutunties for networking with other like minded people and learning from your peers.

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our Twitter, you’ll know that this October we’re going to be running our in-person conference, Shiny in Production. This conference consists of half a day of workshops, followed by a day of talks from some excellent speakers across industry who are going to tell us about all things Shiny! Take a look at the event website to see what we have in store!

Our JR data scientists can often be found giving talks at conferences - up next we have Colin Gillespie and Nicola Rennie giving Lightning Talks at rstudio::conf! Upcoming conferences can be found on our communities page, or for R specifically, we also maintain a list online with upcoming events, both virtual and in-person.

We have lots more exciting things in the works as well - we’ve already started planning another data science conference for next Spring, and maybe even a workshop with our new partner,, this November … watch this space!

If you have any other ideas of how we can get involved, we’d love to here from you! Get in touch via our website.

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