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Level Up Your R/Shiny Skills with Appsilon’s Tailored Workshops

13 February 2024

R/Shiny has established itself as a cornerstone technology for creating interactive, data-driven web applications. Recognising the potential challenges and opportunities this presents, Appsilon offers an exclusive series of workshops designed to enhance the skills of R/Shiny teams, from beginners to advanced developers in the life sciences.

Why R/Shiny for Life Sciences?

R/Shiny offers unparalleled advantages for life science projects, from drug discovery to genomics and beyond. The ability to quickly prototype, iterate, and deploy data-driven applications enables your team to explore complex datasets interactively, identify patterns, and make informed decisions faster.

Integrating BioConductor and CRAN provides access to thousands of packages tailored for statistical analysis, bioinformatics, and much more, making R/Shiny an indispensable tool in the life sciences toolkit.

A Customized Learning Experience

Our workshops stand out due to their highly customisable nature, tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of different organisations. Each workshop is crafted to offer a targeted learning experience, ensuring that participants receive relevant, actionable insights applicable to their projects and challenges.

Comprehensive Modules for All Skill Levels

The workshop curriculum is structured to cater to a wide range of skill levels, covering everything from the basics of the R/Shiny ecosystem to advanced development techniques:

  • Introduction to the R Shiny Ecosystem (Beginner): Participants explore the fundamentals of Shiny, including its core components, essential packages, and the CRAN and Bioconductor ecosystem. The module includes hands-on exercises to run your first Shiny application, laying the groundwork for more advanced topics.
  • Building User Interfaces with Shiny (Intermediate): This module deepens participants’ understanding of Shiny’s UI components, layout options, and customisation techniques, aiming to create visually appealing and user-friendly applications.
  • Collaboration and Version Control: Emphasizing the importance of teamwork in software development, this section explores effective collaboration strategies and introduces version control using Git, ensuring code integrity and facilitating project management.
  • Real-world Shiny Applications (Advanced): Here, participants immerse themselves in practical implementations of Shiny applications, learning best practices for software development, user metrics, analytics, and leveraging case studies to enhance their learning.

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Benefits of Our Workshops

  • Customised Curriculum: Based on an assessment of your team’s current skill level and project needs, the workshop content ranges from fundamental R/Shiny concepts to advanced development techniques, including integration with life science databases and specialised R packages.
  • Real-World Applications: Emphasize practical applications in the life sciences, showcasing how R/Shiny can be used to create compelling visualisations, interactive dashboards for genomic data analysis, and tools for collaborative research.
  • Expert-Led Sessions: Our workshops are led by experts with extensive experience in R/Shiny development and life science projects, ensuring that your team benefits from the latest best practices and insights.
  • Collaboration and Version Control: Learn how to effectively manage large-scale R/Shiny projects within your team, incorporating best practices for collaboration, version control with Git, and deployment strategies to ensure reliability and scalability.

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Beyond the Workshop: Continuous Learning and Support

Recognising that learning doesn’t stop at the end of the workshop, we provide ongoing support and resources (such as our Level Up Your R/Shiny Team Skills ebook) to ensure your team continues to grow its R/Shiny expertise.

Access to a community of R/Shiny developers, advanced tutorials, and direct support from Appsilon experts helps address future challenges and keep your team at the forefront of innovation in life sciences.

Take the Next Step

Embark on a journey to elevate your R/Shiny skills and transform your team’s capabilities. Whether you’re looking to enhance collaboration, master advanced development techniques, or stay ahead of industry trends, Appsilon’s workshops provide a comprehensive platform for growth and innovation in the dynamic fields of data science and life sciences.

For more information and to take the next step in your R/Shiny development journey, visit our website and download our free eBook today.