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Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 | 17:00 | Economics Discovery Hub

Building Shiny Apps

Tuesdays 17:00 - 18:30 
Starting date: 13 February 2018
Finishing date: 6 March 2018
Duration: 4 lessons
Course instructor: Pablo Maldonado

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"I was inspired myself by one of the great courses (Web App Development in R using Shiny) at the  Economics Discovery Hub taught by Pablo Maldonado, who seemed to me to be a real professional and who inspired me to learn more about this software and eventually to develop my own web application for IDEA Think Tank ("

– Taras Hrendash, PhD in Economics student at CERGE-EI, attended Web App Development in R using Shiny in 2016

In this course, we will learn how to develop a data-driven web application. The course is entirely practice-oriented. Look at example apps.


  • Some knowledge of R is expected. You should be able to read/write files, do basic analysis and plots.


  • Web development fundamentals.
  • Introduction to reactive programming in Shiny.
  • Deploying a web application to

Practical assignment:

  • By the end of the second lecture you should have an idea of what is feasible to complete as a final project during the next lectures (the instructor will help you). You will work on your web application with instructor's support.
  • You will present your web application to your colleagues during the second part of the last lecture.

Participants who attend at least 75% of the sessions will obtain a Certificate of Attendance issued by CERGE-EI.

About the facilitator:

Pablo Maldonado
Pablo earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the Universite Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie in France. He is currently a data science consultant and lecturer at the Czech Technical University in Prague. Previously, he worked for O2 Czech Republic and PricewaterhouseCoopers as a data scientist, and lectured in two Mexican universities. In his spare time, Pablo enjoys cooking and improving his salsa and drumming skills.

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