Unlock the power of Databricks with R at posit::conf(2024)

Using Databricks with R Workshop at posit::conf(2024)

As most organizations migrate to the cloud, their ability to analyze data in place becomes more important. We are excited to offer the “Using Databricks with R” workshop at posit::conf(2024), which will teach you how to think about remote data, access it, and analyze it efficiently.


About the instructor


Edgar Ruiz, Software Engineer at Posit PBC, will lead this workshop. With over a decade of experience in the field, Edgar has been instrumental in developing streamlined tools for using R with Databricks. His insights will provide you with valuable knowledge and practical skills.


What you will learn


For over a year, we have focused on improving the R user’s experience when using Databricks. Our improvements to both open-source software and commercial products are geared toward unlocking the potential use of Databricks’ latest updates. This workshop will highlight these enhancements and demonstrate how you can benefit from them.

We will cover the mechanics and best practices of using R to interact with several Databricks services, such as: 

  • Databricks Connect: New architecture that allows you to interact with Spark remotely
  • Databricks SQL Warehouse: Query and explore data on Databricks
  • Unity Catalog: Explore best practices for data access and governance 
  • AI: Interact with Databricks LLM models via R


Example slides from the Databricks with R Workshop

Join us at posit::conf(2024) in Seattle, WA, on August 12, 2024! To secure your spot, please register at pos.it/conf-reg. Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

For any questions, feel free to contact us at conf@posit.co.