WALKER DATA offers custom data science workshops tailored to the needs of your organization as well as online workshops available for purchase.

Check out these testimonials from workshop participants:

I wanted to thank you for the amazing R mapping trainings you provided. They were extremely helpful and sparked some very exciting ideas about how our center can use these resources.

One thing that really stood out was how you shared your own workflow through real-life examples. Seeing the direct application of tidycensus to our day-to-day tasks was a game-changer. It’s safe to say that we’re all feeling a lot more confident about integrating these techniques into our work.

Your assistance in streamlining some of our existing workflows was a huge bonus. It’s not just the “how-to” that’s valuable, but also the practical insights you provided.

Your excitement about the whole topic was infectious. It’s not easy to keep a group engaged all day, but you nailed it. Your enthusiasm made a huge difference.

Reach out to to discuss your workshop needs today, or purchase a recorded workshop from the links below.

GIS and Interactive Mapping Workshops

Get started with Geographic Infomation Systems, spatial data analysis, and interactive mapping in R in 5 hours of custom workshops. The workshops are available for purchase separately or as a bundle for a $100 discount!

Workshop 1: Getting Started With Geographic Information Systems in R

Census data from R shown in ArcGIS Pro

In this 2.5 hour workshop, you will gain the skills you need to get started with Geographic Information Systems using the R programming language. You’ll learn the fundamentals of doing GIS in R, gain experience with R’s powerful toolset for spatial data analysis, and learn how to connect R to desktop GIS tools like ArcGIS and QGIS.

Workshop 2: Interactive Mapping with R

A linked interactive map and chart with ggiraph - no Shiny required!

In this workshop, you will learn how to make elegant interactive maps with minimal code using the R programming language. You’ll gain experience with a range of libraries for interactive mapping in R; learn how to customize and share interactive maps; and dynamically link maps and charts using R.

2020 Census workshops

Learn all about using the new 2020 Decennial Census data with R and tidycensus in 5 hours of custom workshops. You can purchase each workshop separately, or buy the workshop bundle and save $100!

Workshop 1: Access and Analyze the New 2020 Decennial Census Data

Population pyramid for Lane County, OR

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to analyze the 2020 Decennial Census’s Demographic and Housing Characteristics file using R and the tidycensus R package. Topics covered will include brand-new functionality in tidycensus to acquire and process data from the 2020 DHC file to help you analyze the data right away. You’ll gain experience with the tidyverse ecosystem of tools to reveal insights in the new data, and you’ll learn how to create stunning data visualizations to communicate those insights.

Workshop 2: Mapping and Spatial Analysis with the 2020 Decennial Census

Map of same-sex households in San Francisco

Maps are powerful tools for communicating insights in the 2020 DHC data. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use R and tidycensus to get spatial Census data seamlessly, and visualize the new data with a range of cartographic tools. You’ll also learn all about Census geography and how to perform powerful spatial analyses with 2020 Census data.

You get the following materials with your workshop purchase:

  • Unlimited access to the workshop videos

  • Custom tutorials on working with Census data not posted anywhere else

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