The worldwide R user conference, useR! 2012, will take place this year June 12-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to the regular program of invited and contributed talks, a highlight of every useR! is the pre-conference tutorials: hand-on, half-day in-depth expert-led sessions with a focused on a specific area of methodology with R. This year's roster of tutorials has been announced, with topics such as reproducible research, parallel programming, medical image analysis, Hadoop, predictive modeling, and many more.
And as an extra-special bonus, Bill Venables (of Introduction to R fame) will present a one-day course on June 11. This session will be a "gentle survey of modern data analysis, graphics, and statistical modeling in the style of Modern Applied Statistics with S, Venables' classic textbook with co-author Brian D. Ripley, including developments both in R and statistics since the latest edition." Bill is one of the greatest tutors on statistics and R (he taught me most everything I know), so this is definitely not to be missed.
Tutorials often sell out, and early-bird registration for the conference is now open, so be sure to register early to secure your place.
useR! 2012: Tutorials