The workshop will take place tentatively on July 20, 2022, on Zoom and Youtube Livestreaming

About The Data Science Summer School

The Data Science Summer School is a series of theoretical and practical workshops on the exciting methods and technologies currently employed by industry, government, and civil society to address the world's most complex problems today. It is organized by the Hertie School Data Science Lab with funding and support from the Hertie School.

Workshop Details

This workshop focuses on the very beginnings of a great journey ahead of you: learning how to use and be comfortable with the statistical programming language R. Together we will explore the basics, from the working environment itself, creating functions for simplifying your tasks, to data management with the tidyverse package. The overarching goal of the workshop is for you to receive the necessary skill set that will enable you to soon embark on your own data science adventures. That being said, the most important aspect of the workshop will be to have fun along the way so that your journey can begin as smoothly and easily as possible.

[Syllabus to be updated soon]


Fabio Votta
Fabio Votta

Fabio Votta is a second-year Ph.D. student in Political Communication at the University of Amsterdam. His dissertation focuses on the impact of microtargeted political advertisements on citizens and society. He is also very passionate about reproducible open science, data visualization, and extracting insights from data. In line with his enthusiasm for learning and teaching R he is very active in the R community and has contributed with a series of R packages, tutorials and blog posts

Schedule (Central European Summer Time - CEST)

Session Starts

Introduction to R Programming (Part I)

Short Break

Session Continues

Introduction to R Programming (Part II)

Session Ends