2021 Keynotes

Allison Horst

Allison Horst is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara, where she has been teaching environmental data science, math and data analysis courses since 2012. Through her artwork, Allison illustrates data science concepts, R packages and functions, workflows and mindsets to welcome and support R learners, and was RStudio's Artist-in-Residence from 2019 - 2020. She co-founded and is an active member of the UCSB TidyTuesday coding club and R-Ladies Santa Barbara.

Julia Stewart Lowndes

Julia Stewart Lowndes is a marine data scientist and Senior Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). As founding director of Openscapes (created during her Mozilla Fellowship) she champions kinder, better science in less time and empowers science teams with skillsets and mindsets for open, reproducible research. She earned her PhD at Stanford University in 2012 studying drivers and impacts of Humboldt squid in a changing climate. She is a Carpentries instructor and co-founder of Eco-Data-Science and R-Ladies Santa Barbara.

Stephanie Hazlitt

Stephanie Hazlitt is a Senior Data Scientist with the British Columbia Provincial Government. She uses R in her everyday work supporting data-driven decision making, and supports people and teams in learning, creating and sharing data science tools and products. She is helping to enhance data science capacity in the British Columbia Public Service by coordinating and team teaching workshops, supporting a growing community of practice and collaborating on R packages that support data science workflows.