satRday Berlin
June 15th, 2019
A conference for R users in Berlin
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June 15th, 2019 @ Hertie School of Governance

Hands on

Practical applications and workshop sessions


Gain knowledge from your peers and experienced professionals


Community organised, community focused


€40 per ticket (€20 for students)


Inclusive, supportive and respectful environment


You can buy tickets via TicketTailor below.

Please also note that we are offering Diversity Scholarships to our event. You can find more details about applying here.

Keynote Speakers



Hosted at the Hertie School of Governance


The people putting it together

Noa Tamir

Noa Tamir

Director of Data Science at AUTO1, RLadies Berlin organiser

Jakob Graff

Jakob Graff

Data Science Team Lead at Babbel

Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham

Data Analyst at ResearchGate

Simon Dunne

Simon Dunne

Team Lead Data Scientist, Marketing Analytics, Babbel

Sonia Boender

Sonia Boender

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist & Public Health Researcher at the Robert Koch Institute & European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Alison Holland

Alison Holland

UX Researcher at GameDuell

David Pardo

David Pardo

Data Scientist at Medwing

Vadim Voskresenskii

Vadim Voskresenskii

Research Assistant at Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

Daniela Ordonez

Daniela Ordonez

Tranformation partner at Europace AG

Olga Maslovskaya

Olga Maslovskaya

Data scientist at King

Aliakbar Akbaritabar

Aliakbar Akbaritabar

Postdoctoral Researcher at German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

CJ Yetman

CJ Yetman

Research Associate at the Hertie School of Governance

Chia Liu

Chia Liu

Postdoctoral Reasearch Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research


satRday Berlin is made possible by

Code of conduct

SatRdays is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all satRdays spaces, including meetups, Twitter, Slack, mailing lists, both online and offline. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Global Leadership Team.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats of violence.
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication.

SatRdays prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. The Global Leadership Team will not act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’.
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial.
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions.


If you are being harassed by a member/guest/participant of/at satRdays, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Code of Conduct committee of the current event via or the Global Leadership Team via Local incidences will be handled together with the local organisers. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

You also can write anonymous report here.

This code of conduct applies to satRdays spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member/guest/participant of/at satRdays outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by satRdays members, especially the Global Leadership Team, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The Global Leadership Team reserves the right to exclude people from satRdays based on their past behavior, including behavior outside satRdays spaces and behavior towards people who are not part of satRdays.

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of satRdays members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Global Leadership Team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all satRdays spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other satRdays members or the general public.

This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.

Our commitments to diversity and inclusion

The best conferences are the ones where everyone participates.

We want SatRday to be a safe, welcoming space for everyone. To make this happen we are making every effort to prioritise safety, comfort, diversity and accessibility. Below you can find what we are doing, what is under consideration and what we decided not to do (for now).

We want your feedback! If there is something you feel we could do differently, let us know. Please tell us your ideas by filling out the contact form below. We treat all submissions confidentially.

What we are doing

Speaker diversity & quota Our aim to achieve a 50% share, i.e. 50% must be made up of women, people of colour, and other minorities. We do additional research to find relevant speakers from underrepresented groups, which includes checking networks and social media communities that exist for exactly this purpose. If you have recommendations for speakers from underrepresented groups, please let us know in our Notes section in the submission form.

Researching speakers We request that all potential speakers send us a video of their earlier talk(s), blogs, and also have a conversation upfront or via a video call. We will not conduct blind selection (i.e. a blind CFP selection process).

Presentation support We offer support to speakers who are new to public speaking by pairing up new speakers with experienced speakers to give advice and constructive feedback on the presentation material, share learnings, experiences and helpful tips.

Scholarships & discounted tickets We want to create opportunities for underrepresented participants to attend our event, which is why we offer registration waver scholarships/free tickets and discounted tickets to cover all or part of the registration. This includes persons who are unable to attend without some financial assistance, such as students, post-docs, academic researchers, unemployed/job-seeking persons as well as, but not limited to persons from underrepresented and/or marginalised groups including persons identifying as LGBTQ, persons of colour, persons with disabilities, and persons from developing economies.

Photo policy We will have a photographer at our event. We will check with you at the start of the event if you are comfortable with having your photo taken. If you would like to opt out of being photographed or would like a photograph to not be published, please let one of our staff know so we can arrange this.

Language The SatRday event will be hosted in English and we would therefore like to ask all participants to also speak English when conversing with others, even if you share another language with your conversation partners. This makes it easier for others to join.

Gender-inclusive language We will do our best to use gender-neutral language in all communications. If we make a mistake, please let us know!

Reserved accessible seating We will reserve accessible seats at the venue on the first row, near exists, toilets, amenities, etc. Please let us know if you need an accessible seat so we can reserve extra if needed.

Dietary requirements We inquire about dietary requirements during the registration process.

Instructing staff We will discuss our various accessibility and diversity requirements with our hired suppliers. Although we are not responsible for the suppliers we will enforce diversity inclusion if the need arises from, e.g. a complaint from a participant.

Promote global diversity We want to promote global diversity CFP day to encourage everyone that being diversity inclusive is not as hard as it looks, and there’s plenty of support out there to be inclusive:

Childcare services We unfortunately cannot provide childcare at this time. We can, however, highly recommend the following childcare services, both based in Berlin:

Quiet room We have a quiet room available where participants and speakers can retreat, if needed.

What is under construction

Diversity consultants This is something that we will look into for those interested in learning more.

Wheelchair accessibility We are checking if our venue has wheelchair access and where the accessibility entrances and exits are.

Hearing & Audio loops We will look into providing hearing and audio loops

Bring your assistant We are considering giving free tickets if you need to bring an assistant. We will have more information on this decision and the requesting process soon.

Gender-inclusive bathrooms We are checking if it is possible to have gender-inclusive bathrooms, i.e. bathrooms that reflect all expressed genders, in our current venue.

Volunteers We are considering offering free seats to volunteers who help out during the conference.

Accessibility fund We are considering offering an accessibility fund to cover provisions for people who need them, e.g. taxi rides, ramps, translators, escorts from airport, etc. in addition to the scholarships and discounts.

Sign language interpreter We will look into having a sign language interpreter to help make conversations inclusive and easy to join for persons who are deaf/hard-of-hearing.

What we decided not to do (for now)

Live captioning At the moment, we have no plans to have live captioning during the event.

Transcriptions & translations on published talks Currently, we don’t have plans to offer transcripts and translations on published talks.

Contact us

Any questions? Want to get involved? Write to us!