Data science is the practice of transforming data into actionable insight. R is the most popular open-source programming language currently in use by data scientists. In our data-driven economy, this combination of skills is in extremely high demand, commanding significant increases in salary, and is revolutionizing the world as we know it. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the practice of data science, the R programming language, and how they can be used to answer day-to-day questions about your business. In addition, we’ll learn how to transform and clean our data, create and interpret descriptive statistics, data visualizations, and statistical models. We’ll also learn how to handle Big Data, make predictions using machine learning algorithms, and deploy R to production. **Prerequisites:** Please bring your own Windows laptop and complete Lab 0 at the URL below to install all of the necessary software before the workshop begins. All course materials can be found at the following URL: