TCB Analytics founder, Tanya Cashorali, recently spoke at the Open Data Science Conference in Boston this year. She has long advocated for prototyping of data products before building full-fledged applications as all of the requirements are rarely known in advance. Read more below and watch the full talk as well!
Companies are becoming more aware of the need to embrace data analytics, but going from an idea to a full-fledged data-driven product can be a long and expensive process. At TCB Analytics, we advocate for a rapid prototyping approach using Shiny, a web application framework for R. Shiny enables statisticians and data scientists to quickly develop dashboards, empowering them to bring their hypotheses to life. Putting a real data-driven prototype in the hands of the end user allows for better refining of requirements before passing off to a web development team. We discuss approaches for operationalizing Shiny applications and best practices for integrating your software team into the rapid prototyping process.