Shiny Holiday Party

shiny fun

Fun Shiny app to draw names at the office party

Jeremy Allen

For an annual holiday Zoom party I was asked to draw a random team member’s name who would win a prize. So I made a Shiny app! The code is on my Github if you want it. The app is on if you want to play.

The Fun Part

In addition to picking a name, the app also searches IMDB movie plot summaries for that name, picks a random one from the results and shows it in the app without the movie title. Then everyone tries to guess the movie title. There is a “reveal” button to reveal the movie title if no one can guess.

I removed my coworkers’ names from the app and am using a random selection from the RStudio team page. Here’s a preview, now go play!


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  author = {Allen, Jeremy},
  title = {jeremydata: Shiny Holiday Party},
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  year = {2021}