2021 IRE Mini-Bootcamp Online: R & RStudio

This bootcamp is for anyone who is familiar with the basics of analyzing structured data and wants to learn a programming language that specializes in visualization and statistical analysis. 

R is a free, open-source and powerful programming language for cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data, as well as statistical analysis. This bootcamp will cover all those skills, starting with the building blocks of importing and performing basic analysis on data.

After registration, attendees will receive instructions on setting up their computers with necessary software, and information on accessing the course materials and live videos. Sessions will be taught through Zoom.

Attendees will receive:

 *Two days of live instruction from the IRE training team, including video demonstrations, hands-on activities, and small-group workshops

*Support to set up their home computers for data work

*Open lab time to work on personal projects with one-on-one guidance from the trainers

*Ongoing access to all videos recorded during the bootcamp, plus additional training videos and materials

*Lessons filled with step-by-step instructions on using R

*Practice datasets to continue learning

Necessary tools: R and RStudio (both free and cross-platform), Zoom, a good internet connection

Pre-requisites: No previous programming experience necessary, though you should have a strong grasp of analyzing structured data in spreadsheets. You must have a Gmail account to access bootcamp materials.

Tentative schedule: The workshop is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET and end at 6 p.m. ET on Feb. 16-17. An optional open lab will be held each day from 6:15-8:15 p.m. ET.

Bootcamp registration cost: $300 for professionals/$200 for students (Attendees must be a current IRE member. IRE membership is $70 for professionals and $25 for students. Attendees must meet IRE membership terms)

Registration: Registration can be done by clicking on "click here to begin" which can be found below. Current or expired members will log into their profile. If you do not have a profile, you will be able to create one and then register for the event. Instructions will be found when clicking "click here to begin" which can be found below. 

All cancellations must be sent via email to logistics@ire.org. There is a $75 processing fee for cancellations until the Wednesday prior to the event. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after this day.

Time and place

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 - Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021


Registration information

Registration for this event is open! Click here to begin.

Hurry! Registration closes on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:00pm.