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Thursday, July 28 • 2:10pm - 2:30pm
Digging a Pit of Success for Your Organization: Embracing a R-based ecosystem in the US federal government

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How does a US federal agency analyze tens of millions of records across 30,000 sites in over 50 countries analyze these data efficiently and effectively? Five years ago, our team ventured beyond the confines of (largely) Excel and towards leveraging R to be more efficient in our analysis and workflows since data is instrumental to the mission of ending the global HIV epidemic. We have created our own 'pit of success', providing analysts the infrastructure and support needed to ease the learning of and working with R in our specific context. We will be sharing our experiences in digging this 'pit of success' that organizations would benefit from.

Talk materials are available at https://speakerdeck.com/achafetz/digging-a-pit-of-success-for-your-organization.

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Aaron Chafetz

Senior Economist, US Agency for International Development
Aaron Chafetz is a Senior Economist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Office of HIV/AIDS, where he specializes in quantitative analysis of global health data. Most of his work is concentrated in analyzing large quantities of data from health facilities... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2022 2:10pm - 2:30pm EDT
1. Potomac C