RStudio Announces Winners of Appsilon's Internal Shiny Contest

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<h2>The Results Are In!</h2> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">We recently ran an <a href="https://appsilon.com/shiny-semantic-pocontest-2020/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">internal Shiny contest</a> to see which <a href="https://appsilon.com/shiny/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Appsilon</a> team member could make the best <code>shiny.semantic</code> PoC in under 24 hours, and today </span><strong><span data-preserver-spaces="true">we have some winners to announce!</span></strong> <blockquote><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Which shiny.semantic PoC app is your favorite? </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeuzD76vVogyh9yFjcodCu0JiYrZsqFz_JmXJRDS7uqa2HUg/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">There is still time to vote</span></a> for the winner of the People's Choice Award, which will receive a special prize.<span data-preserver-spaces="true"> Voting is open until <strong>Friday, November 13th</strong>. </span></blockquote> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Before we announce the winners, we would like to thank the </span><strong><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Shiny team at <a href="https://rstudio.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RStudio</a></span></strong><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. They very generously agreed to judge our shiny.semantic contest. For a previous collaboration between Appsilon and RStudio, see our joint webinar on <a href="https://rstudio.com/resources/webinars/enabling-remote-data-science-teams/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Enabling Remote Data Science Teams</a>. For RStudio's blog post announcing the winners, go <a href="https://blog.rstudio.com/2020/11/10/the-appsilon-shiny-semantic-pocontest/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>. </span> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">And now, the winners: </span> <ul><li><strong>Most technically impressive:</strong><a href="#polluter-alert">Polluter Alert</a> by Paweł Przytuła</li><li><strong>Most creatively impressive:</strong><a href="#semantic-pixelator">Semantic Pixelator</a> by Pedro Silva</li><li><strong>Most technically impressive (runner-up):</strong><a href="#fifa-19">FIFA'19</a> by Dominik Krzemiński</li></ul> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">We've asked each of the winners to leave their thoughts and reasons why they decided to build their dashboards. We'll go through their comments on the development of each PoC app below.</span> <blockquote><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Want to see all submissions? </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://wordpress.appsilon.com/shiny-semantic-pocontest-2020/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Check out our previous article.</span></a></blockquote> <h2 id="polluter-alert"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Most Technically Impressive: <a href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/polluter/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Polluter Alert</a></span></h2> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Polluter Alert is a dashboard that allows the user to report sources of air pollution in the user's geographical area.</span> <a href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/polluter/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-5868" src="https://webflow-prod-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/6525256482c9e9a06c7a9d3c%2F65b021a9e8fe2e8669afceaf_Screenshot-2020-11-03-at-10.18.07.webp" alt="Polluter Alert" width="1468" height="792" /></a> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">We've asked <a href="https://appsilon.com/author/pawel/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paweł</a>, Appsilon Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, why he decided to make a Polluter Alter application. Here are his thoughts:</span> <blockquote><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Air quality has been an important topic to me for many years. Every year during colder days in Poland (October through March), many cities are covered by dense smog because of heating stoves. Even worse, people burn anything and everything as fuel, even plastic bottles. This results in terrible air quality that causes lung diseases and allergies. I really wish we could do something about it. The government couldn't improve this situation for many years. I got inspired when my colleague told me that the primary source of pollution in his district was a single factory chimney. We need more data to act smart. Maybe collaborative effort and crowdsourcing can help us build a map of pollution sources, which can help decision-makers?</span></blockquote> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">You can test the application </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/polluter/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">here</span></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">.</span> <h2 id="semantic-pixelator"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Most Creatively Impressive: <a href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/pixelator/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Semantic Pixelator</a></span></h2> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Semantic Pixelator is a fun way to explore semantic elements by creating different image compositions using loaders, icons, and other UI elements from semantic/fomantic UI.</span> <a href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/pixelator/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-5869" src="https://webflow-prod-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/6525256482c9e9a06c7a9d3c%2F65b021aba89a044c4d36bc0a_Screenshot-2020-11-03-at-10.19.25.webp" alt="Semantic Pixelator" width="1585" height="960" /></a> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Here's what Appsilon team member and Shiny frontend magician <a href="https://appsilon.com/author/pedro/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pedro Silva</a> had to say about his PoC application:</span> <blockquote> <p class="c-mrkdwn__pre" data-stringify-type="pre">I believe fun and gamification are great ways of getting familiar with new things. Knowing that semantic offers a huge library of different components, I wanted to showcase as many of those components as possible in unconventional ways. I feel the end result shows both how easy it is to get started with semantic, but at the same time how flexible and customizable it can be.</p> </blockquote> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Pedro was previously a <a href="https://appsilon.com/rstudio-shiny-decisions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">grand prize winner</a> of RStudio's 2020 Shiny Contest after building a <a href="https://appsilon.com/is-it-possible-to-build-a-video-game-in-r-shiny/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">functional video game in Shiny</a>, so it's no surprise that he fared well in our internal shiny.semantic competition. You can test his shiny.semantic application </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/pixelator/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">here</span></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">.</span> <h2 id="fifa-19"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Most technically impressive (runner-up) - <a href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/fifa19/_w_5b7734d4/#!/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">FIFA'19</a></span></h2> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">This app was created to demonstrate <code>shiny.semantic</code> features for creating interactive data visualization. </span> <a href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/fifa19/_w_5b7734d4/#!/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-5885 size-full" src="https://webflow-prod-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/6525256482c9e9a06c7a9d3c%2F65b021a60aa7e7983a4ffec1_Screen-Shot-2020-11-04-at-1.14.10-PM.webp" alt="FIFA 19 Dashboard" width="2980" height="1518" /></a> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Appsilon team member and Open Source leader <a href="https://appsilon.com/author/dominik/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dominik</a> shared his thoughts on the application:</span> <blockquote><span data-preserver-spaces="true">I decided to create the FIFA dashboard to showcase that shiny.semantic can be a perfect choice for building data visualization apps. And also, I used to play FIFA way too much during high school.</span></blockquote> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Who doesn't love a little football mixed with a lot of data? You can test the application </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://demo.appsilon.ai/apps/fifa19/_w_5b7734d4/#!/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">here</span></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">.</span> <h2><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Vote for the People's Choice Award</span></h2> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">As mentioned earlier, we still have to determine the People's Choice Award winner, and that award will be decided by the R Community. You can vote for any of the six submissions with <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeuzD76vVogyh9yFjcodCu0JiYrZsqFz_JmXJRDS7uqa2HUg/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this link</a>. Keep in mind that all of these PoC's were developed in under 24 hours, so naturally, there will be some space for improvement. We welcome any feedback on these PoC's and on our <a href="https://appsilon.com/shiny-semantic-0-4-0-update/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">shiny.semantic</a> open-source package.</span> <blockquote><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Please tell us what you think! </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeuzD76vVogyh9yFjcodCu0JiYrZsqFz_JmXJRDS7uqa2HUg/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">You can place your vote here.</span></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> </span></blockquote> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Do you like shiny.semantic? Please consider giving us a star on </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://github.com/Appsilon/shiny.semantic" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">GitHub</span></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. You can explore other Appsilon open source packages on our new </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="http://shiny.tools/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Shiny Tools</span></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> landing page. </span> <a href="https://appsilon.com/careers/#external-r-shiny-developer"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-5830 size-full" src="https://webflow-prod-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/6525256482c9e9a06c7a9d3c%2F65b021b284ab67fae7ea6e24_Consultant_wanted_300x125v2.webp" alt="Appsilon Hiring" width="625" height="260" /></a> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Appsilon is hiring! See our </span></strong><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="https://wordpress.appsilon.com/careers/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Careers</span></strong></a><strong><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> page for new openings, including openings for a <a href="https://appsilon.com/careers/#project-manager" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Project Manager</a> and <a href="https://appsilon.com/careers/#community-manager" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Community Manager</a>.</span></strong></p>

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