INTERACTIVE DASHBOARDS WITH SHINY

Robert Mitchell | @robertmitchellv
2018-12-10

ABOUT ME

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  • I work at Skid Row Housing Trust as a data analyst
  • (I'll just refer to it as SRHT from now on)
  • I have been working in this role for around three years
  • I am self taught as a programmer/analyst
  • Background in philosophy, comp lit, french, information science

A BIT ABOUT SRHT

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  • We do three things:
    1. Develop affordable housing; specifically permanent supportive housing
    2. Provide supportive services to the residents of our affordable housing projects
    3. Have an affiliate manage the properties, repairs, et cetera

A BIT ABOUT SRHT

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  • We believe in the Housing First model
  • We believe in Harm Reduction
  • This is pretty much industry standard for the most part

WHAT I WANT TO COVER

  • UI ➡️ server ➡️ user feedback loop
  • The different ways your shiny app can be interactive
  • The different ways your shiny app can look
    • The libraries associated with these efforts
  • How you can dip your toe into this kind work if phrases like deploy my application are scary using flexdashboard instead of shiny
  • Briefly touch on the improvements to the shiny framework, e.g., async and how you can make it scale (things to think about for later)

WHO THIS TALK IS FOR

  • People who have been learning R for a little while and are curious about they can put their work online
  • You've maybe done a shiny tutorial before but didn't finish it

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WHO THIS TALK IS FOR