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Meetups, Stammtische, Hackathons, User Groups: Die codecentric ist weit mehr als die Summe ihrer Mitarbeiter und Projekte.

Hinter jeder erfolgreichen Software steht eine starke Community

Wissensvermittlung, Nachwuchsförderung und der fachliche Austausch auf Augenhöhe sind für uns Herzensangelegenheiten. Wir sind der Meinung: Geteilte Innovationsfreude ist doppelte Innovationsfreude.

Deshalb mischen sich codecentric-Mitarbeiter und -Mitarbeiterinnen gerne unter die Community – ob als Gastgeber, Redner oder Organisatoren diverser Veranstaltungen. Treffen Sie uns auf einem der folgenden Events!



Am Mittelhafen 14, Münster, Deutschland 11.06.2018 | 19:00

Look, something shiny:How to use R Shiny to make Münster traffic data accessible

About a year ago, we stumbled upon rich datasets on *traffic dynamics* of Münster:

count data of bikes, cars, and bus passengers of high resolution.
Since that day we have been crunching, modeling, and visualizing it.
To involve local stakeholders and NGOs (e.g., the IG Fahrradstadt Münster), we found the R Shiny framework to be very useful.

Shiny is probably the fastest way to take your R projects online.
According to RStudio, it „is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. You can host standalone apps on a webpage or embed them in R Markdown documents or build dashboards. You can also extend your Shiny apps with CSS themes, htmlwidgets, and JavaScript actions.

We would like to introduce Shiny to you using the following topics:

1. Why we love Shiny, and why you should, too
2. How Shiny works, from code to browser
3. How to deploy your R Shiny project with Docker
4. Our Shiny project traffic dynamics(
5. Plotting results of Bayesian and frequentist models within Shiny
6. Group discussion: what else to present with Shiny?

You will not have to bring much previous knowledge to our talk.
A basic understanding of how R code works will take you far.
The part about statistical modeling will be as intuitive as possible.
Overall, we will try to *keep it simple and shiny*.

All parts of our talk will be connected to traffic data for Münster.
We look forward to your feedback and ideas for more analyses.
You find our *traffic dynamics* projects on Code for Münster’s github page(

About the speakers

The speakers Thomas Kluth and Thorben Jensen are members of Code for Münster(
We meet each Tuesday at 18:30 at the Dreiklang bar to make our city a better place by coding. New coders are always welcome!


Shirin Glander