In January 2019 RStudio launched the first-ever Shiny contest to acknowledge excellent Shiny functions and to share them with the group. We acquired 136 submissions for the competition and reviewing them was extremely inspiring and humbling. On this discuss, we shine a highlight on the backstage: the inspiration behind the competition, the method of analysis, what we discovered about Shiny builders and the way we will higher assist them, and what we discovered about operating contests and the way we hope to enhance the Shiny Contest expertise. We additionally spotlight a few of the profitable apps in addition to the newly revamped Shiny Gallery, which options many noteworthy contest submissions. Lastly, we introduce the brand new course of for submitting your apps to the Shiny Gallery and, after all, to Shiny Contest 2020!