The first presentation will be in a 'hands-on workshop' mode. A mote from the presenter:
The packages that need to be installed before the session are: devtools,htmlwidgets,shiny. It's also better to have installed Chrome (and Rstudio, ça va sans dire!). I uploaded the files I am going to use at: https://github.com/GiovanninoPaneEvino/meetup_december
Two great Shiny presentations during the last meetup in 2016.
Giovanni Lotti will give us a 30 minutes long, hands-on (bring your own laptop) introduction to htmlwidgets. Title of his talk is 'How to create your own reactive widgets for Shiny'.
and Marek Rogala will speak about Making your Shiny apps awesome.
See below for more details.
There will be pizza and afterparty!
I am an Italian engineer, turned technical consultant in the Business Travel Industry - I do develop in R every day and create dozen Shiny applications for our clients!
HtmlWidgets, Shiny JS libraries: d3.js
I'm a data scientist, software engineer and entrepreneur with experience from Google and Domino Data Lab. Passionate about data analysis, machine learning, software design and tackling hard algorithmic and analytical problems. CTO and co-founder at Appsilon Data Science - consulting company based in Warsaw. We use R & Shiny a lot. Shiny helps us maximize value clients get out of what we build by streamlining communication in both directions.
The ability to present results and collect additional data effectively is crucial for successful application of data science. Shiny is well suited for this task - by allowing for rapid development of advanced data-driven applications, it lets us surprise our clients by delivering instant value starting from day 1.
That said, making awesome Shiny apps has its challenges. We'll start by an overview of the challenges that we faced when building a number of Shiny apps and the solutions that worked for us. We'll put a special focus on building great user experience. I'll show two cool packages we've built internally, that help take the user experience to a whole new level, by adding real-time collaboration and beautiful UI out-of-the-box. That really made the difference for us and our clients, and we hope you'll find them useful! The packages will be open-sourced soon.