This is a one-day workshop aimed at teaching graduate students, post-doctoral students, and faculty how to create an interactive Shiny app to share their research findings with a broader audience. Shiny is an R package that allows people to build interactive web apps straight from the R program. Shiny apps can be shared online, embedded in documents, or used as interactive dashboards. Shiny apps are valuable as supplemental materials to publications or as interactive components of presentations. They help scientists present their research to a broader audience, aiding in the dissemination of important findings among communities that could actually benefit from learning about those findings. Shiny apps also serve as teaching tools for bringing complex course material to life. Visit Show Me Shiny to explore a gallery of assorted Shiny applications.
The workshop will be led by Dr. Katie Coburn, who is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation with the UC Merced Library, and by Ph.D. candidate Sonja Winter, who is a graduate student in Quantitative Psychology at UC Merced. Over the course of the day, they will introduce attendees to different components of the Shiny environment. At each step, attendees will have the opportunity to apply what they learn to a Shiny app using either their own data or data that is freely available in online repositories like Dash and ICPSR. By the end of the day, each attendee will leave with their own interactive Shiny app.
Coffee and pastries/fruit will be provided. Lunch will be served.
Attendees who are completely new to Shiny should try to attend the entire workshop if possible. More experienced attendees may opt to skip the first half.