WSDS 2018 will offer two half-day courses on Thursday, October 18. Courses are ticketed events that require an additional fee.


Build > Improve > Share: Apps and Dashboards with Shiny
Instructor(s): Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University & RStudio

Shiny is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. With Shiny, you can create standalone apps, embed them in R Markdown documents, build dashboards, and much more. This course will introduce you to the basics of building web applications and dashboards with Shiny, essentials of reactive programming, and how to customize and deploy your apps for others to use. If you want to take a fresh, interactive approach to telling your data story, let users interact with your data and your analysis, and do it all with R, this workshop is for you! Please bring a laptop with you.

Learning to Lead: Skills, Knowledge, and Strategies
Instructor(s): Shanthi Sethuraman, Eli Lilly and Company

As we continue to learn and grow as statisticians, data scientists, and information analysts, there are essential skills, knowledge, and insights that can help us significantly in our career path. Many of us experience being part of a multi-disciplinary project team, work in groups, or interact with cross-functional leaders at various levels. The degree of influence and impact is a function of strong leadership skills, diversity, and authenticity. The different strategic aspects to being influential and impactful will be discussed in this short course.

Key Dates

  • March 1, 2018 – April 19, 2018
    Concurrent, Panel, and Speed Submission
  • June 1, 2018
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • July 12, 2018
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • September 6, 2018
    Early Registration Deadline
  • September 7, 2018
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • September 25, 2018
    Housing Deadline, 5PM Pacific
  • October 18, 2018 – October 20, 2018
    WSDS2018 in Cincinnati, OH