Episode 16: Jiena Gu McLellan

In episode 16 of the Shiny Developer Series, we welcome software developer Jiena McLellan! Jiena shares how she has created many useful packages and Shiny applications to help not only with her day job, but for fun personal projects benefiting her friends and family too! We dive deep into her innovative DT-Editor Shiny module, as well as how she developed packages based on htmlwidgets such as the flashCard package for teaching yourself new concepts.

Resources mentioned in the episode

Episode Timestamps

0:00 Episode introduction

0:43 Introducing Jiena

4:18 DT-editor - A shiny module that allows your Shiny app users to edit and update DT tables in your shiny app https://github.com/jienagu/DT-Editor

13:23 DT-editor shiny module https://github.com/jienagu/DT_editor_shiny_module

18:33 noteMD, Add a textfield to your shiny app, which may then be printed to pdf or word.

23:23 Example blending DT editor and noteMD together https://github.com/jienagu/Shiny_Full_Flow

25:33 FAQ https://github.com/jienagu/faq

32:38 Htmlwidget flip - flashcard https://github.com/jienagu/flashCard

42:28 Demo, showing the experience of developing htmlwidgets and js code bases.

60:13 Advice for Shiny developers

63:53 Episode conclusion

Jiena McLellan
Software Developer
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Eric Nantz
Creator & Host
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Curtis Kephart
Community Lead