Machine Learning for R Beginners: training course

This is a training course offers by the Hong Kong R User Group with the material based on the book “Machine Learning for Hackers” by Donway and White. In this intensive 8-hours course, you will learn the basic of R and machine learning in practice. The purpose of this course is to build the R user community in Hong Kong.

Course price:
HKD 400. 75% of fee, i.e. HKD 300, will be returned to those with >= 75% attendance and completion of a simple capstone project

Mar 7, Mar 21, Apr 11, Apr 25 (19:30 to 21:30)

Oursky (Room B, 10/F, Great Wall Factory Building, Cheung Sha Wan, 11 Cheung Shun St, Cheung Sha Wan)


Lucia Chen, Jane Shen, Chris Choy, Fuk Chan

Please bring your own laptop. No programming experience or statistics knowledge assumed.

Please fill in the application form here:

The selection is based on potential contribution to the R user community in Hong Kong. Admission decision will be announced on Feb 15. Accepted applicants will be informed of the bank transfer details. The fee must be paid by 25 Feb to secure your spot.

About our venue sponsor:
Oursky – We are a team of 40 geeky folks who are passionate about creating world-class products. Over the past six years, we have been working with individuals and businesses of all sizes to build quality digital products and experiences. More:

Sammy Fung

Mr Sammy Fung is President and Founder of Open Source Hong Kong. He establish online community of Open Source Hong Kong in 2006, and its activities in 2010. Sammy starts his contributions in open source community in 1997, he is co-founder and founding chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group. In 2011, Sammy also participates in open source community across Asia, he joins GNOME Asia committee in 2012, and becomes first Mozilla representative for Hong Kong in 2013. Sammy is a Python developer, open source contributer, and tech writier. He is experienced in Data Science, Django, Scrapy. GitHub / Twitter: @sammyfung Affiliates: - GNOME Asia: Committee Member. - GNOME Foundation: Member. - Mozilla: Mozilla Represenative. - Hong Kong Python User Group (HKPUG): Organiser. - Python Software Foundation: Member.

5 thoughts on “Machine Learning for R Beginners: training course

  • February 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I wonder if there are available seats for late application?
    If not, i really look forward to joining this event next time.

    • February 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Sorry, you are late, and the final selection on students are already done and notified by R User Group. 🙂

  • June 15, 2017 at 12:58 am


    Any chance of more R beginners training course in July, August ?


    Best regards,

  • February 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I just found this course today. Can I apply Mar course now? Thanks a lot

  • February 26, 2018 at 11:13 am

    same question as above. Will you organize another training course later in the year?


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