On February 7th, 2021, in the very first in the Why R? World Series, Kevin O’Brien of the Why R? Foundation spoke with Nontsikelelo Shongwe, an enthusiastic R user from Eswatini, and co-organizer of the Eswatini UseR meetup group. (Eswatini is located in southeastern Africa, surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique.)
In this interview, Nontsikelelo introduces the landscape of R users in Eswatini and describes her boundary breaking experiences as a young R user. Many thanks to Why R? for giving Nontsikelelo the chance to share her inspiring story.
You can watch the full interview below.
0:00 Brief Introduction
2:20 Nontsikelelo Shongwe Background
3:00 Eswatini R User Group
4:30 Future R Goals
5:18 Eswaiti R User Group Members
5:50 What do Eswaitinians need R for?
6:43 Favorite R packages?
7:55 Do you want to go abroad to represent Eswatini?
8:50 Other African R Groups
9:20 R Ladies Eswatini?
9:40 COVID-19 in Eswatini
10:20 Last Words
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