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    • Wed, September 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Library Express, LXP Meeting Room (1990 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006; entrance on 20th St NW)
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    Please join the Washington Evaluators for our monthly meeting! Members and non-members welcome. Please note that Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

    Location: Library Express (LXP Meeting Room) - located at 1990 K St NW (closest entrance on 20th St NW)

    Nearest Metro: Farragut West (Blue-Orange-Silver Lines); Farragut North (Red Line)

    Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

    Agenda

    Wednesday, September 18

    1. Introductions

    2. Committee reports

    3. Upcoming 2020 Board elections

    4. New business


    • Sun, September 22, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • SugarLoaf Mountain, and Vineyard, Dickerson MD (no metro)
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    Please join Washington Evaluators for a social networking event:

    Sugarloaf Mountain hike followed by wine and food

    Attendees will meet at SugarLoaf Mountain for a short hike (~4 miles) then gather at the Vineyard at the bottom of the mountain for wine, food, and networking. It's called a Smorgasvein and its elegant and cultural. If you don't like the hiking part, just meet us at the Vineyard at 1 PM. 

    There are several options and we can be flexible. We finish in about 90 minutes and then head down to the Vineyard, where the BBQ truck awaits. There will be some live music but these things depend on the weather. 

    The hike is free; attendees are responsible for their food and drinks. 

    Who: Everyone (members, guests, non-members) 

    When: Sunday September 22 at 11:00 AM sharp at the West View parking. Then roughly 1 PM at the Vineyard. WE member Charlie Gilman is your host. 

    Where: Meet at the West View parking lot of Sugar Loaf Mountain for light hike (~4 miles). The Vineyard is at 18125 Comus Rd., Dickerson, MD 20842. No metro option available.


    Please register in case we end up as a large group and we need to make arrangements with the Vineyard. Also, by registering, we can manage late arrivers at the hike-- please provide your mobile phone number at registration. 

    If you have questions or if you are running late the day of the event, email Charlie Gilman, charlespgilman@gmail.com

    • Wed, September 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
    • 16
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    How do you find work to grow your business (and pay your rent)?

    How do you decide what to charge for any given evaluation project?

    How do you manage ethical concerns while keeping your clients?

    Learn the answers to these questions and more as Kavita Mittapalli of MN Associates, Kirk Knestis of Inciter, and Bernadette Wright of Meaningful Evidence have a frank discussion about what it takes to be an independent evaluation consultant or small business owner. Patricia Moore Shaffer, WE President-Elect and owner of Shaffer Evaluation Group, facilitates the panel discussion. 

    • Thu, September 26, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Please join Washington Evaluators for a webinar:

    R for the Rest of Us Roadshow

    with David Keyes

    In anticipation of the upcoming Introduction to R workshops, David will conduct a free webinar for Washington Evaluators that will help members learn more about R and decide whether they are ready to start their R journey.

    In this presentation, David will discuss reasons why R is worth the effort it takes to learn. These include fast, efficient, and reproducible data analysis, high-quality data visualization, and doing everything from data importing to final reporting in a single tool. The presentation will include an overview of what R is, how it works, and what it can do for you.

    This webinar, titled Demystifying R: A Guided Tour, will be similar to David's recent AEA coffee break presentation, one of the most popular coffee breaks ever with over 400 registrants.

    About David

    David Keyes has over a decade of experience conducting research and evaluation. During this time, he has led the Mexican Migration Field Research Program at the University of California, San Diego, conducted evaluation work as part of the Oregon Community Foundation research team, and served as a data visualization consultant to other researchers and evaluators, helping them to improve the quality of their data visualization. In recent years, David has also trained evaluators (and others) to use R, the most powerful tool for data analysis and visualization, as the founder of R for the Rest of Us.

    Due to webinar space constraints, attendance is limited for non-members. Want to join? Start here.

    WHEN:   Sept. 26, 2019, 2-3 pm ET
    WHERE: Online- information provided after registration

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Metro: Union Station (red line)
    Register

    Washington Evaluators members receive a $25 discount on the

    Introduction to R Workshop with David Keyes 

     

    When:  Oct. 22, 2019, ET. Two sessions:

       Morning 8:30-1:00 / Afternoon: 1:00-4:30

    Where: 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Metro: Union Station (red line)

    To get the WE member discount:

    1. First "register" on this WE event page. You will receive a discount code in your registration confirmation email.

    2. Then apply the discount code when registering for the workshop, here.  

     

    About the Workshop

    Washington Evaluators is delighted to partner with David Keyes to host the Washington DC stop of his R for the Rest of Us Roadshow. If you are like many in the evaluation community, you may have been thinking about learning R. Here's the opportunity you need to get started.

    On October 22, David will host two half-day Introduction to R workshops designed to take participants from “I’ve heard of R” to “Wow, I can use R!” You'll gain the fundamentals skills you need to be successful with R, learning to import data, wrangle and analyze it, and produce high-quality data visualization to effectively communicate results. And you’ll do all this while working in RMarkdown, the all-in-one tool that enable you to go from data import to final report, all in R.

    Each workshop is limited to 15 participants, giving everyone plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get personalized feedback. And participants get 50% off the Fundamentals of R online course and coaching so that the workshop is only the first stop on your R journey.

    Early bird pricing is available through October 1, and Washington Evaluators members are eligible for a $25 discount. All the details are available on the R for the Rest of Us website

     

    About David

    David Keyes has over a decade of experience conducting research and evaluation. During this time, he has led the Mexican Migration Field Research Program at the University of California, San Diego, conducted evaluation work as part of the Oregon Community Foundation research team, and served as a data visualization consultant to other researchers and evaluators, helping them to improve the quality of their data visualization. In recent years, David has also trained evaluators (and others) to use R, the most powerful tool for data analysis and visualization, as the founder of R for the Rest of Us.

     

     


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