satRday Kampala
R Data Science conference on 25th May 2019
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Conference Details


25th May 2019 at Outbox Hub 4th Floor Solix House Nakasero

Hands on

Practical applications and workshop sessions


Gain knowledge from your peers and experienced professionals

Community Lead

Community organised, community focussed


Confirm your presence atleast a Week to conference date


Inclusive, supportive and respectful environment

Keynote Speakers


All talk materials are available on Github.

Time Main Conference Room Time Room 2
08:30 - 09:30 Entrance and Registration
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome Remarks
SatRday Kampala Organizers
09:40 - 09:55 Keynote 1: Satrdays and world perspective on data science
Stephanne Locke, Locke Data
09:55 - 10.10 Keynote 2: Data Science in Africa (Africa R User Group)
Shelmith Karuki, Busara Centre
10:10 - 11:10 Introduction to R
Nelda Limilimi ,Wefarm

10:00 - 12:35

Writing reliable Functions

David Clarance, M Kopa Solar
11:10 - 12:35 TidyVerse Overview
Brian Ojok
12:35 - 01:30 Lunch Break
01:30 - 02:15 Twitter Data Analysis
Sam Luyinda Mukasa, German Cooperation

01:30 - 03:00

Predictive Analytics in R, Use case: Zindi Fraud detection Challenge

Mark Okello, Patira Data Science and TMCG
02:15 - 03:00 R in Medicine
Vincent Arumadri, MRC UVRI
03:00 - 03:30 Social Break : Ask the Expert
Kevin O'Brien, R Forward
03:30 - 04:00 Using R for Reproducible Research
Wilbrod Ntawiha, NSSF Uganda
04:00 - 04:30 Hypothesis Testing
Shelmith Karuki, Busara Centre
04:30 - 05:00 The Future of Machine Learning
Leonard Alvin Kabwama, Cognitive AI Tech Limited
05:00 - 05:20 Webinar

Kampala R partners and sponsors
05:20 - 05:30 Closing Remark
SatRday Kamapala Organizers

Important Dates

Be prepared!

  • April 15

    Announcement and Registration starts

    We’re organising a conference!

  • 30 April - 15 May 2019

    Call For Speakers

    Submissions for speakers are now open!

  • 16th May

    Final Schedule

    Attendants notified

  • Conference


The people putting it together

Mark Okello

Mark Okello

Lead Organiser

Shakirah Nakalungi

Shakirah Nakalungi


Nelda Limilimi

Nelda Limilimi

Organizer and Communication Lead

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