Yes, please bring your own laptop. Any Mac, Linux or Windows operating system will work well. Install R, R studio is required. Install GitHub client. (Recommended) Install a text editor of your choice: Notepad++ or Sublime Text 3 are recommended. Make sure you have admin access to the laptop in case you need to install. If the laptop is the property of your company, please make sure that you have their permission to install software on the laptops.