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Visible Data Training: Dashboards and Interactive Dataviz with R & Shiny


Visible Data Training: Dashboards and Interactive Dataviz with R & Shiny

R is a tremendously popular and powerful scripting language used by millions of analysts and data scientists around the world, and the recently developed tidyverse provides incredible tools for quickly wrangling, cleaning, understanding and visualising data.

However, many folks feel a little lost in the sea of packages and %>% that they see in in other's code and documentation.

Visible Data specialises in providing training courses that help folks find their feet and gain confidence with a technology. We've been running commercial and academic training courses for over 6 years and know how to get a diverse group of users from okay to confident.

This training course covers the following topics:

Reproducibly using the tidyverse to import .csv and Excel files into R

Programmatically cleaning and wrangling data with dplyr, tidyr and more tidyverse packages

Exploratory data analysis using ggplot2

Publish publication quality static charts and maps with ggplot2

Create rich interactive HTML reports with RMarkdown

Design responsive mobile-ready interactive visualisations using the following htmlwidget packages: leaflet (choropleth), plotly (scatter plots), highcharter (bar charts), visNetwork (network graph)

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Our courses are always BYOD as we want you to learn how to do things on your machine.

We're always happy when folks have a variety of Operating Systems (Windows, macOS and Linux) as it allows us to demonstrate just how reproducible and portable R code can be.

We'll also be providing a free lunch from Pret-a-manger.

Who's training us?

This training course will be delivered by Martin John Hadley. Martin has over 6 years experience delivering in-person and on-demand training courses, here are some highlights from their career:

LinkedIn Learning content creator (see my courses here)

Organiser and host for an interactive dataviz MOOC for SAGE Publishing

Lecturer in data visualisation and reproducible research practices at University of Oxford.

You can find out more about them on their profile page or on Twitter @martinjhnhadley

Accessibility at the venue

Accessibility for all is a core belief for Visible Data, and something we are constantly trying to improve. We acknowledge that adaptations will be needed for individual’s specific needs. We therefore value both your requests and feedback to help us improve via email Y29udGFjdCB8IHZpc2libGVkYXRhICEgY28gISB1aw==.

The information below pertains exclusively to our offices as a venue, for information about the accessibility of our training content please visit our dedicated accessibility information page.

The Redbrick House building has step-free access at the rear entrance, through the car park that is accessed from Backfields (BS2 8QJ).

Training events are hosted in a dedicated room on the ground floor which is fully accessible for those who require a level access route.


Currently, no lift access is provided.

Accessible toilets

There is only one accessible toilet. It is located on the ground floor and accessible to those that require a level access route.

Standard toilets

There are 3 standard toilets in the building, they are unisex. Toilets are in the stairwell on floors 1, 2 and 3.

Hearing support system

There are no hearing loops provided in the building.

Inaccessible Areas

The following areas are not accessible to those who require level access:

All 3 standard toilets

Meeting rooms “David Bowie” and “Zara Hadid”. Visible Data will consult with you before booking these rooms.

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