One of the main goals of useR! 2021 edition was to have a global reach and increase the participation of people from regions and countries that generally have a minor participation in the conference. In this blog post we show you how the Latin American participation was from the point of view of people from the region. Data, data and more data As we are data people, let’s first take a look at some general data.
This year, there were awards for Early Career Researchers (students and postdocs), accessible presentations, and a Spotlight recognition to people behind the wheels of the R community. The Early Career Researchers awards had reviewers that evaluated presenters’ work and, for accessibility, the useR! 2021 Diversity Team reviewed all the presentations. The spotlight mentions were decided by popular vote during the conference. Early Career Awards Outstanding Technical Note: Balint Tamasi.