Over a million developers have joined DZone.

R-Hackathon Analyzing Munich User Group Data

· Big Data Zone

Learn about how to rapidly iterate data applications, while reusing existing code and leveraging open source technologies, brought to you in partnership with Exaptive.

On Friday, July 26, the Munich userR group organised their first R HackathonDespite the nice summer weather and 31 degrees celsius seven people met at the comSysto office to pitch for five different R challenges.

  • R and latest search technologies
  • Analysing WIFI log data
  • Connection to the Meetup API and analysing user group data
  • Analysing user group data provided by techism.de as csv
  • Implementing a Shiny App visualising mobile.de data

Finally, we decided to analyse the techism.de data. Techism is a web platform collecting all user group activities around Munich. We had access to 2080 user group events starting in 2008 until July 2013. In average there is one user group meeting every day, the most groups start at 7 p.m., the preferred weekday is Tuesday, most user groupsrun for 2 hours and very often they take place at mgm technology partners.

It was a great experience to see R experts and R beginners working together and solving statistical task. Everyone was able to load the data and to implement basic descriptive analyses. Thanks to RStudio all participants were able to connect with a github repository in seconds and had no problems working together. We used packages as ggmap, plyr, ggplot2, … . To guarantee some output of our hackathon we did two small sprints for about one hour with well defined statistical questions.

Keep on watching, we will release a detailed summary of our analyses in about 6-8 weeks.

Thanks a lot to Christine, Ine, Janko, Christoph, Felix and Dieter for participation. We will organise an R-Hackathon again.

The Big Data Zone is brought to you in partnership with Exaptive.  Learn how Rapid Application Development powers business. 


Published at DZone with permission of Comsysto Gmbh, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

The best of DZone straight to your inbox.

Please provide a valid email address.

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}