On 27th of October I’m going to attend the 7th MilanoR meeting featuring the following two talks:

1. **Interactive big data analysis with R: SparkR and MongoDB: a friendly walkthrough **by Thimoty Barbieri and Marco Biglieri

2. **Power consumption prediction based on statistical learning techniques **by Davide Pandini

This is my first official R event and I’m very much looking forward to it. There has been a strong positive reply from a growing number of people interested in R confirmed by the fact that the tickets were sold out pretty much a few hours after the event was announced.

However, due to this unexpected sudden success in the allocation of the tickets, many people will not be able to attend. Fear not though, the MilanoR staff has just decided to live stream the event on its brand new Facebook page. The event will start around 6.30 PM local time. Feel free to leave a comment and share any thoughts you may have on the topic.

If you would like to know more about the event, the talks and the speakers, check out the following articles: