Episode 29: Playing fair with the FairSplit Shiny App!

By The Shiny Dev Series Team

February 2, 2022

Whether in a sports pickup game or a different friendly competition, we often strive for balancing the distributions of skills so everyone can have fun. What does this have to do with Shiny? In episode 29, our coverage of the 2021 Shiny contest continues as I am joined by Douglas Mesquita and Luis Gustavo Silve e Silve who created the novel FairSplit Shiny application! Motivated by regular football pickup games, Douglas and Luis developed a novel algorithm to balance the distribution of individuals incorporating multiple traits that eventually wound up into a snazzy Shiny app that easily has something for everyone. This is yet another example of the many use cases Shiny brings at your fingertips.

Resources mentioned in the episode

Episode Timestamps

00:00:00 Episode & Douglas' introduction
00:02:50 Luis' introduction
00:07:30 Fairsplit Shiny app
00:17:10 Application walkthrough
00:27:20 Sidenote: Statistical bias introduced into the system
00:47:47 Code discussion
01:12:25 Episode wrapup


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