ACEMS and foRwards R Coding Workshop for High School Girls

Date and Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:00 am–4:30 pm

R Foundation taskforce on women and other under-represented groups


River City Labs

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 26

This workshop is open to high school girls in year 11 who are interested in STEM, coding, and data analysis. No prior coding experience required.


Workshop Description

Have you ever wondered how data scientists formulate questions, analyze and visualize data, and draw conclusions? In this workshop for Brisbane high school girls interested in STEM, coding, and data analysis, students will be introduced to coding in R through an investigation of Atlas of Living Australia data, looking at what wildlife lives around Brisbane. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

Data source: OECD PISA

Brush turkeys in Brisbane

Data source: ALA

Cost and Travel Support

Thanks to funding from the R Consortium, this workshop is free for participants. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.

Lead Instructor

Di Cook: Di Cook is a professor of business analytics at Monash University. She has a B.Sc/Di.Ed in Mathematics and Statistics from University of New England, and MSc/PhD in Statistics from Rutgers University in the USA. Prior to joining Monash in 2015, she spent 20 years teaching data science at Iowa State University. Di is a member of the R foRwards taskforce, a member of the R Foundation, elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, past editor for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and current chair of the American Statistical Association section on Statistical Graphics.

Code of Conduct

Workshop instructors and participants agree to adhere to the R Consortium and R Community Code of Conduct.


Please email with any questions, and see here for more information about this workshop series.


Workshop flyer PDF