Reproducible Workflows for Interactive Visualizations with htmlwidgets and Shiny

R-Ladies Chicago
R-Ladies Chicago
Public group

Groupon Corporate Headquarters

600 W Chicago Ave · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Check in at the front desk, then take the elevators up to the 3rd floor.

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Join us in welcoming Martin John Hadley ( pronouns they/them) for an interactive workshop on htmlwidgets, Shiny, and reproducibility!

Data visualisation is an incredible tool for exploring, understanding and communicating the stories behind datasets. You might know about how to create static dataviz with R and ggplot2, but there's a whole zoo of htmlwidgets for creating interactive charts, maps, networks and more without learning any JavaScript. Add Shiny to the mix and you can create interactive web applications completely in R.

But something we often leave out of this conversation is how to make data truly accessible and reproducibly available for the future. Martin will tie together interactive dataviz, Shiny and their work at our R-Ladies Meetup to support an end-to-end reproducible Open Data workflow.

• About Martin: Martin started learning R on May 29th 2015 to prepare for their role in IT Services at University of Oxford where they lucked out on internal funding to setup the "Interactive Data Network" (, which supports Oxford researchers in creating interactive dataviz of Open Data using Shiny and htmlwidgets. Since founding the IDN, Martin has created several R training courses for LinkedIn Learning and as of 2019 is a full time freelance R consultant and trainer - they're also a die hard reproducible research evangelist.

• Installation requirements:
Please have the following installed on your computer before this workshop (or come early and we'll help you with installation):
- R
- RStudio

Run the following command in the R console to make sure you have the appropriate packages installed:

install.packages(c("tidyverse", "leaflet", "highcharter", "rmarkdown", "shiny", "fivethirtyeight", "sf", "rnaturalearthdata")

• Schedule
5:45-6 -- Installation help, R Tour (please come early for help getting set up with R if you need it!)
6-6:30 -- Food and drinks, Intros & Announcements
6:30-7:30 -- Workshop by Martin
7:30-8:00-- Socializing/Networking/Hanging out/Chillin'

Q: Are men welcome to attend this event?
A: Our primary mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. ***As such, we strongly encourage that all men who attend this event have a female or non-binary sponsor. Please contact [masked] if you have questions.***

Additionally, please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals.

• What to bring
Yourself! And a laptop - this will be an interactive event.

• Important to know
We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!):

• Thank you to our sponsors!
We are grateful to Groupon for hosting us this month! Thank you to Microsoft Cloud Advocates for sponsoring the food.