Senior Software Engineer
Data Visualisation in the Browser with WebAssembly and webR
Earlier this year webR was released, a version of the statistical language R compiled for WebAssembly (wasm). Wasm is a technology that enables software that’s normally compiled for a specific computer system to instead run anywhere, including inside web browsers. With webR, data science and visualisation code written in R can be run and displayed directly in the browser, without the need for a supporting computational R server.
Users have already begun building new data visualisation experiences with webR on the web. The latest release includes improvements to graphics, accessibility and internationalisation, expanded support for Wasm R packages, and includes the ability to run fully client-side R Shiny apps.
George is a senior software engineer working on the webR project as part of the Open Source Team at Posit. A former academic, George also has experience with teaching and research in computational mathematics, statistics and physics. When not working with software, George enjoys hacking hardware, photography, fantasy & sci-fi, and tinkering with electronic synthesisers.