minimalR Workshop (April 26-28, 2023)

The minimalR workshop is geared towards people with interests in microbial ecology that would like to learn R or to learn it better. So, you shouldn't feel like this isn't for you if you are a beginner. I assume no previous computer programming experience. The workshop is taught via livecoding and emphasizes hands on use of R with real data. It uses mothur output files as a starting point, although the principles are broadly applicable. It is taught around the generation of data visualization methods commonly used by microbial ecologists. Along the way we'll learn a number of ways to work with data from within R. Here is a rough outline of what the workshop schedule will look like (it is subject to some minor changes)...

The workshop will give you a pretty thorough set of working examples for how to use packages like readr, dplyr, and ggplot2 with data from mothur; however, prior knowledge of mothur is not a prerequisite. The materials we will follow are available on the Riffomonas website

The workshop will be offered via Zoom on April 26-28, 2023. Each day of the workshop will run from 9 AM to 4 PM each day with a lunch break from 12 - 1. We'll also have other breaks in the morning and afternoon. These times are based on the time in Ann Arbor, MI, which is in the Eastern Time Zone of the US. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I'd love to have you participate in the next workshop!

Cost: $475