Episode 11: Yoni Sidi

In episode 11 of the Shiny Developer Series, we are joined by R package author and Shiny enthusiast Yoni Sidi. We discuss Yoni’s stories of how Shiny brought immediate and positive impact to his daily work across industries such as life sciences, the origins of his popular ggedit package, a new package to drill deeper into testing reactivity in Shiny apps, and much more!

Resources mentioned in the episode

Episode Timestamps


0:00 - Intro

3:10 - Breaking R into Israel’s central bank

6:25 - First Shiny app and growing as a Shiny developer

11:35 - On working with Tal Galili & heatmaply

12:45 - The story of ggedit

23:30 - The value of Shiny in Yoni’s work

32:50 - Advice on learning Shiny

36:22 - reactor package for unit testing reactivity

43:30 - Closing thoughts

Yoni Sidi
Eric Nantz
Creator & Host
Curtis Kephart
Community Lead