This conference took place in April 2023. But don't worry, you can watch recordings of the talks or sign up for the 2024 event.


Time Speaker
09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome
09:45 Julia Silge
10:30 Michael Stevens & Botan Ağın
10:55 Break
11:25 Russ Hyde
11:50 Ella Kaye & Heather Turner
12:15 Lunch
13:20 Welcome from CUSP London
13:30 Andrew Collier (presenting) & Bianca Peterson
13:55 Jack Davison
14:20 Break
14:50 Vyara Apostolova & Laura Cole
15:15 Oli Hawkins
15:50 Closing remarks
16:00 Finish
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Keynote Speakers

  • Julia Silge headshot Julia Silge is a data scientist and software engineer at Posit PBC (formerly RStudio) where she works on open source modeling and MLOps tools. She is an author, an international keynote speaker, and a real-world practitioner focusing on data analysis and machine learning. Julia loves text analysis, making beautiful charts, and communicating about technical topics with diverse audiences.
  • Oliver Hawkins headshot Oliver Hawkins works as an editorial data scientist for the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times. He has previously worked as a statistical researcher and a data scientist for the House of Commons Library, and as a data journalist for the BBC. He is interested in statistics, machine learning and data visualisation.

Contributed Talks

* Joint talk with Botan Ağın and Michael Stevens

** Joint talk with Vyara Apostolova and Laura Cole

*** Joint talk with Ella Kaye and Heather Turner


Photo of Clarissa Barrat
Clarissa Barratt
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Tim Brock
Photo of Colin Gillespie
Colin Gillespie
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Emma Vestesson


King’s Bush House buildings provide a home for many of their academic departments, as well as state-of-the-art learning and social spaces and enhanced student facilities. These buildings include lecture theatres, teaching rooms, a 395-seat auditorium, and The Exchange, an open, collaborative space designed for events and exhibitions.

Photograph of Bush House

Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand. Located around a 10 minute walk from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and many other London landmarks, there are plenty of transport options for you to choose from!



Code of Conduct

SatRdays will follow the code of conduct as laid out by the R Consortium.