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Hi Philipp (and others),

  We will be having the first Gainesville R User Group meetup on
Tuesday (https://www.meetup.com/R-Users-Group-Gainesville-FL/). It's a
great venue to practice your teaching skills by offering a tutorial
and meet other useRs from campus and the tech companies in town.

  Cheers,
  -- Fran├žois



On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Philipp Boersch-Supan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I am a postdoc at UF Geography with a broad interest in applied statistics
> and research software development.
> I was excited to read on twitter that the Weecology lab was planning further
> Carpentries workshops at UF, and as I am currently going through the
> Carpentries instructor certification process, I wanted to take this
> opportunity to briefly introduce myself, and broadcast my interest in
> gaining experience as a helper or co-instructor in future Carpentries
> workshops.
>
> Researchwise I am a marine ecologist with an interest in the foraging
> ecology and life-history choices of open ocean predators (penguins,
> albatrosses, elephant seals).  I currently focus on Bayesian inference for
> differential equation models of animal bioenergetics. Other previous and
> ongoing work covers a wide range of statistical modelling approaches for
> ecological data. I am a proficient R programmer (9 years of experience,
> maintainer of two CRAN packages), work a fair bit with SQL databases, and
> make some use of C/C++ code within R.
>
> Teachingwise, I was lead instructor for a graduate level Biometry class at
> USF Tampa this Spring - part of which was based on Software Carpentry
> materials - and have TA'd or guest lectured in a range of
> Biostatistics/mathematics and ecology classes.  I am confident to teach R,
> unix command line, git, and SQL material, and I would love to put that into
> practice in future workshops at UF, or elsewhere in Central Florida.
>
> Anyways, that's it from me for now. Do feel free to get in touch if you are
> looking for helpers or co-instructors by email or on twitter (@pboesu).
>
> Have a good evening!
> Philipp
>
> --
>
> Dr Philipp Boersch-Supan
>
> Department of Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
> and
> Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
>
> web: http://pboesu.github.io
> twitter/github/bitbucket: @pboesu