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2020 Training Review

This blog post was written by our intern Osheen Macoscar. 2020 is a year most of us would like to leave behind. But not all change is bad, and many interesting developments, especially in education, happened due to the constraints imposed by COVID. Like many other training providers, we had to pivot to online learning, which brought with it challenges but also new opportunities. This review will hopefully offer some insight into what the year looked like for our trainers and training course attendees with some key facts and figures along the way.

Free Workshops for Meetup Groups

For the last few years we’ve offered automatic sponsorship for meet-ups and satRday events. However for obvious COVID related reasons, most (all?) meet-ups have meeting getting together virtually, so the need for extra Pizza money has diminished. As with most organisations, we’ve had to adapted to the new online-first environment. In particular, running primarily online training courses. We’ve always ran some, online events, but now we’re running in excess of ten days of training per month on topics ranging from R, Python, Git, Shiny and Stan.

The (Delayed) 2019 Training Review

Don’t we all miss 2019 (blame Covid for the long delay in this post). The days of going to work and seeing your work colleagues face to face - and for some of you, attending one of our on-site training courses! 2019 was a great year for us. Not only have we broken new boundaries, we have recruited new full-time staff which have furthermore contributed to the glowing success of the company.

Training courses in San Francisco

Jumping Rivers are coming to San Francisco in January 2020! We’ll be running a number of R training courses with Paradigm Data. You can find the booking links and more details over at our courses page. Don’t be afraid to get in contact if you have any questions! 22nd January - Intro to R This is a one-day intensive course on R and assumes no prior knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to import, summarise and plot their data.

Upcoming R courses with Jumping Rivers

You’ll be pleased to know that Jumping rivers are running R training courses up and down the UK, in London, Newcastle, Belfast and Edinburgh. I’ve put together a quick summary of the courses available through til the end of the year. They are sorted by place then date. You can find the booking links and more detail over at our courses page. Don’t be afraid to get in contact if you have any questions!