Episode 28

The transformative effects of Shiny with the coronaSweeper app


May 27th, 2022

51 mins 44 secs

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About this Episode

The Shiny Developer Series spotlight on the 2021 Shiny Contest continues with episode 28! Eric is joined by statistics lecturer Dr. Kate Saunders to share her unique coronaSweeper Shiny application which merges a well-known mini-game in the Windows world with modelling the spread of COVID19. On the surface it might seem straight-forward, but Kate walks us through her extensive design ideas of the algorithms and user experience of the application frontend. This was a very inspiring conversation that demonstrates the ways Shiny can be transformative to teaching real principles in mathematics, statistics, and beyond!

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Episode Timestamps

00:00:00 Episode Introduction

00:04:45 Inspiration behind coronaSweeper

00:08:15 Demo of coronaSweeper

00:14:35 Code walkthrough

00:43:10 Shiny for teaching?

00:50:20 Episode wrapup