The Future is Shiny

Get ready to unlock 
the Power of R Shiny like never before!
Mark your calendars for April 17-19, 9 am EDT- 5 pm EDT / 1 pm UTC – 9 pm UTC,
as we proudly present the Third Edition of the Largest Virtual R Shiny Conference.
Registration is Now Open!

Keynote Speakers

Tracy Teal
Open Source and Data Science Leader
It’s not just code: surviving and thriving as an open source maintainer

Track: Shiny for Good

Sustainable open source starts with sustainable leadership, and has far reaching impacts for healthy communities and code. Open source maintainers and leaders are struggling with the shared challenge of how to work sustainably, while at the same time fostering a welcoming and inclusive community.

As code becomes a smaller part of the role, it turns into project management, conflict resolution, decision making in uncertain situations, building an inclusive community, and lots and lots of communication. This is not something each leader and maintainer needs to figure out how to do on their own. We can share our approaches, what works and what doesn't work, and connect with each other.

Whether you’re just starting a project, interested in getting involved in open source, or already have a community of thousands, there are some tips, approaches and templates you can use to make maintaining an open source project more manageable. In this talk you’ll learn some key practices for effective open source project leadership.

You’ll walk away with new approaches for making project decisions, strategies to manage user and contributor interactions, and better ways to set boundaries that are right for you and your project's needs. There are tools that can help you navigate your path more easily, and a journey that we can go on together, to help you survive and thrive as an open source leader!


Dr. Tracy K. Teal has been the Open Source Program Director at RStudio/Posit, Executive Director of Dryad, and a co-founder and Executive Director of The Carpentries. She developed open source bioinformatics software as an assistant professor at Michigan State University and holds a PhD in computation and neural systems from California Institute of Technology.

Tracy is involved in the open source software and reproducible research communities, including serving on advisory committees for NumFOCUS, pyOpenSci, R Consortium, and CarbonPlan, and has been working with open source communities, developing curriculum, and teaching people how to work with data and code as a developer, instructor and project leader throughout her career.

George Stagg
Senior Software Engineer at Posit
Reproducible data science with webR and Shinylive

Track: Shiny in Life Sciences

A fundamental principle of the scientific method is peer review and independent verification of findings. Good science depends on scientific transparency and reproducibility. For this reason, researchers are increasingly including their data and code as part of publication.

Nevertheless, scientific findings are not always reproducible. A recent large-scale study of publicly available research code showed that 74% failed to execute without errors.One reason research code may not be reproducible is differing computational environments. A potential solution to this problem lies in WebAssembly.

In this talk I'll introduce WebAssembly, webR, and Shinylive, showing how statistical software and its dependencies can be pinned to specific versions and self-contained as a universal binary package. This ensures reproducibility on any machine with a modern web browser and, in the future, could provide a new way for researchers to share results with the community.


George is a Software Engineer working on the webR project as part of the Open Source Team at Posit Software PBC. A former academic, George also has experience with teaching and research in computational mathematics and statistics. When not working with software, George enjoys digital photography, fantasy & sci-fi, and tinkering with electronic synthesisers.

Tanya Cashorali
CEO & Founder at TCB Analytics
Beyond the Hype: Real-World Use Cases for AI in Shiny

Track: Shiny Innovation Hub

The bots aren’t taking over (yet). Despite the insane publicity around ChatGPT and sensationalist predictions that followed, AI, GPTs and LLMs aren’t quite ready to replace humans. However, they are valuable tools that assist and streamline human work, serving as guides to enhance productivity and decision-making.In this session, Tanya will help navigate the hype around these tools, highlighting real-world examples of AI implementations in Shiny that are having a positive impact on organizations and professionals in the data space:
AI-guided drug discoveryIntelligent categorization and exploration of unstructured data with LLMsProductivity enhancements for coding and documentation with GPTsTanya will review best practices to identify limitations of AI, GPTs and LLMs and avoid implementation issues. She’ll also cover the power of Shiny in delivering consumable AI solutions to non-technical end users.


Tanya Cashorali is the founder and CEO of TCB Analytics, a boutique data and analytics consultancy. With an interest in statistics and programming, Tanya started her career in the data-rich field of bioinformatics in the early 2000s. During this period, Tanya was one of the early adopters of data science technologies and platforms, such as the R statistical programming language.

The next decade of Tanya’s career included more commercial use cases for data science and analytics. In 2015, Tanya launched TCB Analytics, where she leverages that experience to help businesses across various industries tackle data challenges. As an extension of her career path, Tanya leads a world-wide community network of over 500 data scientists and data enthusiasts.

She’s helped universities in Massachusetts launch data science programs, helped grow a handful of Boston-based startups, and is a frequent speaker at tech and industry conferences.

Pedro Silva
Learning & Development Lead at Appsilon
Shaping the Next 10: The Bright Future of Shiny

Track: Shiny Innovation Hub

Shiny just turned 10 years not long ago. What can we learn from that journey? Let's delve into the lessons learned and its promising path ahead.Join me for an insightful exploration into the future of Shiny and how recent improvements, such as integrations with Quarto and WebR, along with the launch of Shiny for Python, illuminate a vibrant trajectory.

Lets look into how Shiny's role in pharma and life sciences is expanding, playing a pivotal part in transforming data communication and decision-making in these critical domains.We'll also examine how Shiny and software development can go hand in hand, paving the way for better and more user-friendly applications. Learn how Shiny's evolution aligns with the demands of modern development practices, ensuring that it remains a versatile and indispensable tool for creating impactful data-driven experiences.

The future is undeniably Shiny, and this talk promises to be a forward-looking journey into the next decade of its empowering legacy.

Eric Kostello
Executive Director of Data Science at Warner Brothers Discovery
A Decade of Shiny in Action: Case Studies from Three Enterprises

Track: Shiny in Enterprise

Shiny's role in data science spans across industries, offering robust solutions that drive decision-making and innovation. My journey with Shiny over the past decade, particularly within the entertainment industry, has revealed its extraordinary potential to tackle a wide array of challenges.

This sector's unique demands actually provide lessons of broad applicability.In this keynote, I will share insights from deploying Shiny across three enterprises focused on entertainment: firms specializing in measurement and consulting for movie and TV studios, and a leading movie and television studio.

We'll explore:
- Versatile Analytical Applications: How Shiny's flexibility supports diverse analytical needs, making it an invaluable tool for data-driven insights in any sector.

- Empowerment and Scalability: Discussing Shiny's accessibility for data scientists at all levels, while offering the robustness needed for enterprise-level applications.

- Cross-Industry Lessons from Entertainment: The presentation aims to underscore that the learnings from the entertainment industry, with its rich data and dynamic requirements, are universally valuable.

Join me for a somewhat personal journey through the evolution of Shiny in data science, discovering how the challenges of entertainment analytics can inspire solutions with wide-ranging applicability and impact. 


Eric Kostello is an Executive Director of Data Science at Warner Brothers Discovery, currently focused on content production. In a previous role he was a co-creator of a product that quantified the experience of viewing entertainment content, transitioning from a single survey to an always-on, continuously updating survey of the top 1000 TV shows.

Eric has a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA and simultaneous BAs in Physics and Sociology from UC Berkeley. He is a coauthor of a forthcoming book on data science leadership.



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What attendees are saying about last year's ShinyConf event

As a first time attendee, I really really enjoyed it. Very practical and inspiring.

The best conference thus far !!!
It is amazing! I think some conferences can get a bit tiresome after a couple hours of just listening, but here Im glued to my chair until the end of each day.

So: very well done, thank you for organizing and looking forward to next year's event!
Many thanks, it was very inspiring, there was a great spirit in the community,

I am very motivated to learn more about shiny and happy to be part of this great group of humans!

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