I think we can call the first CapeR User group meeting a great success!! Around 35-40 people came out to meet, listen to some speakers (I might have been one of them) and socialise. Most of all I really appreciate the fact that multiple people volunteered to give talks at later meetings!
The first speaker was Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner, a postdoctoral research fellow at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) and currently working on the H3Africa funded project H3ABionet. He gave a nice demo of the R package rworldmap.
The second speaker was Maia Lesosky, Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, who gave a bit of an overview on the reasons to use R (hint: awesome, reproducible, transparency) and especially the impact the Hadleyverse has had on R programming.
Slides are/will be made available in a repository, link is available on the mailing list for now (details still being sorted out). Thanks to our sponsors Revolution Analytics for the prizes and free drinks!