Making the Shiny Contest

In January 2019 RStudio launched the first-ever Shiny contest to recognize outstanding Shiny applications and to share them with the community. We received 136 submissions...

Making the Shiny Contest

January 30, 2020

In January 2019 RStudio launched the first-ever Shiny contest to recognize outstanding Shiny applications and to share them with the community. We received 136 submissions for the contest and reviewing them was incredibly inspiring and humbling. In this talk, we shine a spotlight on the backstage: the inspiration behind the contest, the process of evaluation, what we learned about Shiny developers and how we can better support them, and what we learned about running contests and how we hope to improve the Shiny Contest experience. We also highlight some of the winning apps as well as the newly revamped Shiny Gallery, which features many noteworthy contest submissions. Finally, we introduce the new process for submitting your apps to the Shiny Gallery and, of course, to Shiny Contest 2020!

About the speaker

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel is Professional Educator and Data Scientist at RStudio as well as Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh (on leave from Department of Statistical Science at Duke University). Mine’s work focuses on innovation in statistics and data science pedagogy, with an emphasis on computing, reproducible research, student-centered learning, and open-source education as well as pedagogical approaches for enhancing retention of women and under-represented minorities in STEM. Mine works on integrating computation into the undergraduate statistics curriculum, using reproducible research methodologies and analysis of real and complex datasets. She also organizes ASA DataFest and works on the OpenIntro project. She is also the creator and maintainer of datasciencebox.org and she teaches the popular Statistics with R MOOC on Coursera.