#RunData15: On Monday ,Tuesday, Thursday of the conference, fellow runners will have a chance to hit the strip together for a morning run.
Monday, 10/19 – 7 am MGM Grand Lobby
Tuesday, 10/20 – 5:15 am MGM Grand Lobby
Thursday, 10/22 – 5:15 am MGM Grand Lobby
We’ll have three loops– 5k, 10k, and 10 mi and the course maps can be found below. We’ll have PLENTY of paces and you’re welcome to turn around and call it a morning at any time. We just figured people would like an organized loop of some kind.
5K - https://runkeeper.com/user/kriebela/route/4072885
10mi - https://runkeeper.com/user/kriebela/route/4072897
Please feel free to spread the word - tell other attendees and share via your social channels using the hashtag #RunData15. You can also join the Strava group created by Paul, here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/162390
This session is also available at the following times: Monday at 7:00 am and Tuesday at 5:15 am
Join the Atlanta Tableau User Group for a light breakfast from 7:00AM - 8:15AM on Thursday at TC15. If you've never attended an ATUG meeting, we encourage you to join us in Vegas and then back in Atlanta on 10/29.
Agenda7:00AM - 7:15AM – Welcome & “Getting to Know ATUG”, by Tableau Ambassador, Andy Piper7:15AM - 8:00AM – “Good to Great – Tips for Helping to Become Great with Data”, by Tableau Zen Master, Andy Kriebel8:00AM - 8:15AM – Wrap Up & Networking
We'll finish in plenty of time for you to attend the morning keynote at 8:30AM.
Visit the Global Services Tableau Kiosk to learn how to accelerate your learning and adoption of Tableau. From training courses and certification exams to consulting services for any size deployment, we’ll quickly make you and your company successful.
Set up your Tableau Online trial with an expert, watch a demo, meet other Tableau Online users, and chat with leadership. Located at the center of the expo hall, the Tableau Online space is your central location for all things Tableau Online.
For the first time ever we are hosting a Tableau Whack-A-Mole game – come put your skills to the test and play with a dev build of Tableau. Provide feedback on some features and walk away with prizes in return for your time and ideas.
Hear from mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry, who uses math to examine patterns in human behavior in the study of complex social systems. By looking at the world from a mathematical perspective Hannah examines how the decisions that we make every day build up to cause housing crises and stock market crashes, and exploits the power of mathematics to help design a better society – from healthcare and transport to policing and everything in between.
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk to interact with members of the Tableau data team.
Meet at the API & Developer Tableau Kiosk for open chats about APIs, the developer program, future of extensibility and more.
What if you could directly ask Tableau questions about your data and Tableau could respond with a selection, filter, or new visualization? In this session, members of Tableau Research will discuss natural language queries and how they are (already) helping you visualize your data. The presentation will include an introduction to natural language processing (NLP), examples of how NLP is already used in Tableau’s geocoding and map search, and how the future product might facilitate more interaction with your desktop (or mobile). We end with an interactive discussion where attendees can tell us what type of things they would say to or ask their visualizations to do!
We added several new performance features in Tableau, such as query batching, parallel queries, query fusion, and new query logging. These improvements have a great impact on the user experience but they also have specific interactions with temporary tables, stored procedures, caches, and parallel dashboards. In this session, you will learn about all of our core query enhancements and the tuning required to get the maximum performance against various back-end architectures.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15 am)
Are you comfortable writing basic calculations and ready to take your skills to the next level? Then Advanced Calculations is for you. Covering a wide variety of calculations, this course will equip you with the knowledge to go deeper in your analytical analysis. Curious about how to exclude weekends when comparing two work dates? We’ll go over period analysis using DATEDIFF and DATEADD functions. Ever wonder how to transform data types and parse out text? Our next-level string calculations will enhance your data manipulation skills.
What you will learn:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
Whether told through words, images, or sounds, a good story creates physiological responses in our brains and bodies, from unforgettable memories to overwhelming tears. In this session, we examine neuroscience principles of vision, memory, and attention in storytelling. We review scientific data and draw on examples from film, photography, myth, and Tableau to leave attendees with a deeper understanding of the brain and the stories it forms every day.
Like other Tableau analysts, Katya serves dozens of different groups and is constantly managing widely varied data sources, from SQL Servers, Oracle, Salesforce, OLAP sources, Excel and CSV files, and more. Yet, every minute she spends trying to bring all those sources together, cleaning, shaping and organizing them takes her away from the high value analytics work she needs to do. And, while Chris spends much of his time helping his customers use Tableau for data visualization, data quality and governance have created recurring issues that detract from the most important questions he is trying to answer for his customers.
In this session, Paxata Product Evangelist Lilia Gutnik will moderate a session between Katya and Chris who will talk about real-world data challenges that leads business analysts and enterprises to Paxata for self-service data prep every day. Find out how Paxata helps teams move seamlessly between Tableau and Paxata to do automatic data blending, automatic data normalization, data quality and data shaping without slowing down the analytic workflow with the repeatability, transparency and governance IT needs. Learn how Katya and other Paxata customers have reduced the time they spend getting data ready by 40% and in the process transformed the way their organizations get value from data, dramatically increasing the impact of Tableau.
Congratulations, your Tableau Server deployment is very successful. Your users are depending on it more and more. More people want access to your Tableau Server. Now what? As a Tableau Server admin, we will arm you with the skills to plan for Tableau Server growth using data from Tableau, plus data from your servers. Figure out when to add capacity before you are at capacity. This session is for Tableau Server administrators and champions of the Tableau platform.
(Offered at Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Are you new to data analysis? Is most of your data in Excel? This hands-on session covers how to prepare your Excel data for analysis in Tableau, as well as best practices for creating a “single version of the truth.” We will cover data preparation topics such as split, data interpreter, and pivot. We will also cover how to standardize field names, data types, hierarchies, groups, aliases and calculated fields. What you will learn:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am
The immediate benefits of a Tableau implementation at a not-for-profit should be obvious, and are often similar to those at for-profit companies. But because not-for-profits’ collective missions are less concerned with bottom lines and shareholder value than for-profit companies’, the spillover benefits and opportunities for Tableau might not be obvious.
In this session, we’ll discuss how our not-for-profit used Tableau to develop talent, promote our brand more broadly, and extend the ways in which we offer services beyond our basic constituent community.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Those outliers have been plain cruel lately. This hands-on session goes over basic statistics in Tableau. It will touch on topics such as creating histograms, using forecasts, and finding the full functionality of the analytics pane. It covers reading and understanding Tableau’s summary card, creating trend lines, ANOVA tables, and MORE! By the end of the class, you’ll go from being scared of outliers to isolating and analyzing them.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am and Wednesday at 10:15 am
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Do you find yourself asking “What if…?” frequently? Do you crave greater end-user interactivity in your dashboards? If so, then this is the class for you! Parameters allow you to create user inputs that can be used to adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and much more. This class will cover the basics of parameters from the ground up, as well as some more sophisticated use cases. What you will learn:
St Joseph Health created their Standard Metrics Dashboards by developing a visualization strategy with clear guidelines, oversight, and publishing standards. In this session, we’ll review strategy, implementation, adoption, oversight and lessons learned at St Joseph Health.
Take a journey and learn how to utilize one of the most powerful and useful features of Tableau: Sets! This session will start at the beginning and then offer a fast ramp-up on the various methods for creating sets, a deeper dive into calculated sets, a look into combining sets, and tips and tricks for using sets. You’ll learn how to quickly visualize set membership and relationships, simplify and extend elementary cohort analysis, reduce expressions in your workbooks, and run complex comparisons amongst set members while we explore obesity data around the world.
Do you want to empower your field sales team to close deals faster? Do you want to visually represent all your company data in the Salesforce cloud in order to make timely decisions? Have questions on how to show user-specific data and provide single sign-on experience to Salesforce users? In this session, you'll learn how to seamlessly integrate Salesforce with Tableau dashboards using Tableau tools. Get comfortable embedding views with Sparkler, and learn about the professional service package for fast and easy implementation of Sparkler. We will cover when to use and not use Sparkler, then walk through the implementation of a fresh Sparkler installation—installing Tomcat, deploying Sparkler, building the Salesforce connected app, debugging, using the status page, and investigating some of the potential “gotchas” you could encounter.
RetailMeNot has a data-thirsty culture, and as one of our core values, we take it to heart. We manage huge amounts as data and we have a huge data appetite. Tableau Server is a major part of our infrastructure to support this hunger. This session will look at the success of RetailMeNot's data dissemination model during Black-Friday and Cyber-Week — the most important part of our year.
(Offeredon Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
What is a level of detail expression? What determines the level of detail on a view? What becomes possible with the power to explicitly determine the level of detail for individual calculations? This hands-on session explores these questions with an overview of the brand new level of detail expressions in Tableau. This class is for a moderately experienced Tableau user who is comfortable with writing calculated fields and wants to take their calculations to the next “level."
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15, Oct 21 at 10:15, Oct 21 at 1:15 and Oct 22 at 10:15)
Is your dashboard slow? This hands-on class goes over performance best practices in Tableau. It covers data connections, extracts, queries, visualization design, and dashboard best practices. By the end of the class you’ll be well-versed in the ways of fast, easy, beautiful.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday at 10:15 am and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
Come join us as we share best practices and lessons learned during our first Tableau implementation at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Hear how we shaped a marketing analytics solution and deployed it globally to empower all users with the tools and insights needed to grow their business. Understand the front and back office skills, technology, and critical-to-success factors that must be considered to author, publish, and drive adoption in a large enterprise company.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Learn to communicate more effectively using visual best practices. The goal of creating dashboards is to be able to share the insights you discover, so that people can take the best possible action. Adhering to visual best practices will ensure that your audience walks away with the right information. Accurate and efficient communication will lead to faster and more precise decision-making.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
At SmartDrive, the use of Tableau is pervasive. We use Tableau to monitor the internal workings of the product and video event records that we deploy in commercial vehicles. We also use Tableau to present data insights to our customers. Possibly one of our most innovative uses of Tableau is to visualize the output generated by advanced analytical models that we build: predictive models, system dynamics simulations, results of complex data transformations, etc. In this session we will show some examples of this work, complete with architectural diagrams that show how Tableau fits with analytical models.
Focusing on Tableau Server's updated high availability (HA) feature, in this session you will learn how to keep your Tableau Server running in the event of a component failure, and about the new server processes that enable you to correctly configure your multi-node server for high availability.
We will explain the changes, and how they affect those who want HA, including coordination service, cluster controller, and the file store. Additionally, we will answer questions such as:
Learn how Lifeline Vascular Access is implementing multi-level user security for executives and regional and local managers. We’re managing access for our 100+ users, many of whom are not tech savvy, in such a way that individual users see one of three different versions of the same dashboard, depending on their own data and level of access. We’ve also implemented company-wide comparison charts that use a combination of blind data and individual data to provide broad context while maintaining security. In this way, local managers, for example, can identify how they compare with their peers without access to specific or sensitive data.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15 am)
Have you ever been to a magic show and thought, “WOW, how in the world did they do that!? It’s impressive?" Have you ever seen a beautiful Tableau dashboard and thought, “WOW! How do they build this? Even more impressive still!?”
Well, here is your chance to go inside the trick and find out how that Tableau magician revealed such an impressive dashboard. This hands-on session will cover the tricks, charts, and chores you can accomplish using multiple marks. It will touch on dual axis charts, synchronizing axes (why is it grayed out?), chart types with multiple marks, and much more. Unlike a magician, you’ll want to reveal your new tricks to all of your colleagues.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15, Oct 20 at 2:15, Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
This hands-on class explores all things mapping in Tableau. If your business has geographic data this class is for you. This session will cover basic functionality of mapping in Tableau for those newer to Tableau. We will also do a deep dive into using latitude and longitude data imported into Tableau to make your maps shine. We will introduce the polygon and paths marks card as well as explore ways to make your map from worst to first.
What we will cover:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am, Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am, Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Do you mainly use trial and error to solve calculation problems in Tableau? Is it a mystery when to use a calculated field, an LOD expression, or a table calculation? This hands-on session will teach you principles of when to apply which method to a problem. Please come prepared with prior experience in all types of Tableau calculations.
In this session, we will share how we were able to push our local internal data to the cloud to enable analysts to perform real-time analytics. We will also discuss how we leveraged a Tableau Server deployment on Amazon to circumvent domain access issues. Please join us!
News graphics are often done extremely well: beautiful styling, great interaction, etc. But what the New York Times or Washington Post often hand-craft, can also be done in Tableau. In this session, we will show examples using sophisticated highlighting, indexing, small multiples, and other ideas demonstrating how these techniques can be applied in your own dashboards.
It is a beautiful thing when a fast back end meets a smart, intuitive, and beautiful front end.
Come join us as we discuss SAP strategies with Tableau on top.
This session intends to give our SAP customers a reference point for implementing Tableau on top of various SAP technologies. Got BW? No problem! Got HANA? Great! Got other SAP stuff? Come learn how best to access it all! Attendees will glean an understanding of the different ways Tableau can access these SAP technologies and the best approach for deep analysis. The high level agenda covers the different SAP technologies that correlate directly with reporting and analytics.
Best practices covered will encompass implementation framework as well as business cases for end users to adopt the SAP and Tableau delivery. Get your questions answered:
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm, Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
The top answer is on the board–what's the best tool for analyzing your survey data? Come on down to this hands-on class which will provide you a strong foundational knowledge on how to work with survey data to achieve big results and no whammies. We'll eliminate the analytical weakest link by showing you how to reshape your data, handle different question types, and bring it all together into a deep-insight-driving dashboard. You'll walk away a showcase showdown winner; ready to drill in to your survey data results quickly, and feel like you won a million bucks.*
*Notice we said “feel.” Actual prize money not included.
(Offered Oct 20 at 11:15, Oct 20 at 1:15, Oct 21 at 10:15, Oct 21 at 1:15 and Oct 22 at 10:15)
“And you may ask yourself, ‘Well, how did I get here?’”
Maybe you just started at your company and you got a conference pass along with your keycard. Maybe you’re fresh out of college with your English degree and now have to dissect social media data. Maybe you’re a potential Tableau customer who just wants to know what all the fuss is about. The bottom line is that you don’t know your drags from your drops, and you want a good place to get started. Welcome my friends, to "Tableau for the First Time." We guarantee this: after this session you will know 100% more about Tableau than you currently do.
What you will learn how to:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am, Tuesday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday at 10:15 am and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
If you struggle with advanced calculations, these are not the calculations you are looking for. If you think this is for you, do or do not, there is no try. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
It is a period of advanced calculations. Rebel conference attendees, striking from the calculations II class, have won their first victory against the level of detail calculations. During the battle, rebel Tableau employees managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate calculations, the Jedi calcs, an armored TC class with multi-level table calculations, complex LOD calculations, and tricky data manipulation. Pursued by the Empire's evil error messages, Tableau trainers race to TC aboard their starships, custodians of the stolen Jedi calcs that can master any challenge and restore freedom to visualize data...
(Offered on Oct 20 at 3:45pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Are you new to Tableau? Or just curious about how to build views a bit quicker? Maybe you've created a few workbooks and you've learned how to follow a recipe that someone showed you. That recipe gives you useful results, but now you want to start doing more, become more spontaneous and creative, and start down the road to really mastering the art of Tableau.
In this session, we'll show you some powerful tips that will help you do just that. In this session you will learn about:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 3:45 pm
LOD expressions expand the possibilities of data analysis further than ever before. In this session we will learn to harness this capability by challenging ourselves with practical examples which go beyond the basic concepts of LOD expressions. Specifically, we will delve into the mechanics behind nested LOD expressions, filtering orders, dimension versus measure outputs as well as advanced use cases. Please come prepared with prior LOD experience.
This presentation will focus on visual perception and its importance in the field of data visualization. We will examine, by way of many examples and “illusions,” how the mind perceives things such as: color, shadow, groupings, incomplete information, distance, etc. We will learn how the mind plays tricks on us and the participants may even see a ghost during the session. At the end of the presentation, participants will have a good understanding of visual perception, things to consider, and things to avoid when creating data visualizations.
(Offered onOct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Do you find yourself wondering why Tableau did something you didn't expect? Did you know that Tableau has an order of operations? In this session, you will learn how to think like Tableau does and gain an understanding of the order of operations—from filtering to level of detail calculations, we will cover it all! You will be faster, smarter, and more efficient in performing your analysis.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm
During this interactive session with Deloitte and Informatica, hear how a U.S. medical research agency and Deloitte each power Tableau with Informatica to reveal trusted insights. Specifically, over 4,000 agency business intelligence (BI) users were challenged by incomplete and inaccurate data; they looked to IT to rapidly deliver data from 25 different sources.
(Offered on Oct 22 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Being a Tableau jedi is overrated. Sith clearly have all the fun. In this session, Jinbar Nomix and Darth Flashypants will show you dirty, rotten tricks that will turn your limp, weak hand into a mighty fist of Tableau greatness. As a Sith apprentice, you will learn multiple techniques in Tableau desktop and Tableau server that are powerful, but not without risk. Examples include creating 50+ column tables, hand-modifying the “source code” of your workbooks, hacking Tableau server, Sith-sploding pie charts, and more. Skip the jedi temple’s pancake dinner, boys and girls. We’re playing for keeps and we wear dark robes.
This session is also available at the following times: Thursday at 11:45 am
Have you ever wondered how the colors used in the Tableau brand were designed? Come learn the principles that link color vision to data analysis, how they are affected by color blindness, and why color names are as important as color perception. This session will describe best practices for using color in visual analysis, the visual principles that underlie them, and how these insights influence the Tableau product.
This presentation will look at how Spark and Tableau have been tactically incorporated into a Cloudera Hadoop environment at Disney to improve time-to-insight. Attendees will learn how Tableau brings the power of Spark right to Dinsey analyst’s fingertips and will focus on use cases surrounding Spark and Spark Streaming. The session will also cover lessons learned from the evolving Spark ecosystem, a few application patterns, and Disney’s architectural approaches for Tableau integration.
Stories are a powerful way of eliciting an emotional response, communicating your point of view, and persuading your audience. The Tableau Story Points feature gives you a new way to communicate with your data through interactive narrative. This session is for people who are new to Tableau story points. We will learn the features, explore use cases, and get inspired by examples of some great stories Tableau individuals have created. This sessions includes a live demo for building a story and discussion of existing features.
Table calculations are a powerful analysis tool that allows you to take your raw data further. This session will focus on advanced practical exercises with WINDOW, LOOKUP, INDEX, and other functions as applied to specific business use cases. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the possibilities table calculations unlock, as well as how to implement them for your own purposes. This session is designed with already a basic understanding of table calculations and how they are computed atop aggregated data.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 10:15am and oct 22 at 10:15am)
Did Vizable pique your interest during Keynote? Want to learn more? Don’t miss an extended Vizable demo from the dev team. Bring your iPad to follow along. We’ll dive into the app’s custom animation engine and discuss how we integrated Tableau Desktop's data-loading technology into Vizable. Also hear from Roz Edison—a successful food truck and restaurant owner and early Vizable beta user.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Wednesday at 10:15 am
A story is a shared experience. Creating an amazing user experience through thoughtful design, beautiful visualizations, and insightful analysis is at the heart of Tableau. This session will focus on enabling all of us to ask better questions of the data, creating designs with a focus on the end user, and creating experiences that enable the data to tell the story. We will work to understand building block philosophies such as creating dashboards people WANT to use, not ones they HAVE to use (there is a difference), and being fanatical about understanding the point and purpose of every detail. The takeaway is that each of us, through our unique experiences, will one day have a story that only we can tell–may we all seize that moment.
There are many viz types out there, but not all of them are available "out of the box" with Tableau. Why does Tableau not provide viz types like gauges and 3D bar charts on the Show Me panel? Tableau invests heavily in visual best practice and design research, and often there’s a faster, simpler, and more beautiful way to represent your data. In this session, we'll examine why some popular viz types are excluded from Tableau’s Show Me, and share tips on building alternatives that help you answer your questions more cleanly, simply, and beautifully with Tableau. You will walk away proud to ditch that spider graph and confident in your new best practice visualizations.
Do you frequently blend different data sources to create new analyses for your end-users? Do you want to learn more about what the magic of data blending makes possible–without ETL, data warehousing, scripting, or coding? This advanced seminar will outline common solutions to different blending scenarios and provide a deeper understanding of how Tableau creates relationships between disparate data sources.
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk to meet members of the Tableau mobile team
Swing by Community for a rousing game of Tableau bingo and meet other Tableau community members.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Wednesday at 11:15 am
Did you miss the Data+Women meetup on Monday or want to continue the conversations you started there? Swing by the Data+Women tables during lunch Tuesday through Thursday to converse, connect and collaborate with fellow data rockstars who want to talk about women in data.
Meet at the API & Developer Tableau Kiosk for demos and Q&A on embedding and SSO with the Tableau professionals.
Join us for this informal meetup over lunch. This is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the manufacturing industry. See and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau within your industry. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations while munching on a provided lunch.
(Offered on Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Are you giving your audience a picture or a power tool? A fish or a fishing pole? This session will teach you how to craft interactive data exploration experiences, enabling your audience to navigate through the space of your data in a guided and self-directed manner. Reach beyond static reporting with interactive features that add depth and detail to your Tableau workbook.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 10:15 am
(Offered at Oct 20 at 3:45pm and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Have you ever worked with data blending and found that it’s so easy, it’s “automagical”? What’s really happening under the hood? How can you troubleshoot if you’re not getting the right result? When should a join be used instead? What are best practices around performance? And finally, how can mastering data blending turn you into a Tableau Jedi? Join this session to find all out these answers and more!
(Offered at Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Experience is the mother of all crystal balls... but data is the father. Learn how Tableau inside sales managers use their data to engage their sales reps, drive strategic activity, and ultimately deliver value to the client and sales revenue to the company. The goal of this session is to help IT, C-level, and business leaders see how Tableau can scale down to the front line and be the face of their company. This session will take the perspective of a sales person at Tableau using Tableau dashboards to drive business and improve results. We will focus on the “who's hot” dashboard, commercial scorecard, quota attainment dashboard, and how we integrate with SFDC.
Data analysts have long relied on technical resources or their IT team to prepare diverse data for visualization in Tableau. With each new dataset, analysts must build a highly detailed set of requirements for their technical counterparts to interpret and build against while lacking critical business context. This leads to a seemingly endless back-and-forth between the analysts focused on incorporating data into visualizations and the members of IT that have access to the data and the technical skill set to prepare it. Join Pepsi analyst Matthew Derda and Trifacta Principal Product Manager Alon Barter as they discuss why empowering analysts to wrangle data themselves is critical to effectively leveraging diverse big data sources for organizational analysis. They will provide first-hand examples where traditional ETL and scripting approaches fall short and explain why new “self-service” approaches are critical to successful data visualization initiatives.
When combined with survey data, sources such as social media, customer, or other third party data allow marketing researchers to get more complete answers to their questions and problems. Tableau handles different types of data well, but there is a practical barrier to working naturally with survey data in Tableau and blending in other data sources such as social media. Using a case study, this session will give attendees practical experience with how to:
Extreme Parameters (repeated)
(Offered on Oct 21 at 11:45am and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
Parameters are at the heart of fantastic exploration experiences and also advanced calculations. If you are ready to go the distance with parameters, this session will cover common advanced parameters use cases in Tableau.
• Understand what parameters are, when and why they are useful, and their strengths and limitations
• Learn how parameters are supported in Tableau desktop, Tableau server, and the Tableau API
• Tour the gamut of ways parameters are used in common scenarios
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 11:45 am
(Offered at Oct 21 at 2:45pm and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
Forecasting in Tableau is a simple as drag and drop, but how does Tableau's forecasting really work—behind the drag and drop? Why does forecasting behave the way it does? How can you change Tableau's forecasting model? Why doesn’t your forecast work? How can you leverage R? In this session, we will explore Tableau's forecasting capabilities as well as forecasting capabilities with R. Get ready to predict the future!
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 2:45 pm
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15 am and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
New to Tableau or intimidated by making dashboards? To create a great dashboard you have to be able to iterate, try things, and experiment. Come to this session and learn the tools you can use to build killer dashboards without driving yourself crazy in the process. We'll go over layout containers, filters, basic actions, and more. You'll walk away ready to focus on iterating and ideas, rather than using software.
iPads and Android tablets provide users the ability to explore, analyze, and visualize data using touch gestures, such as tapping, squeezing, or swiping through the content. In this session, you will learn the basics of using Tableau with your iPad and Android devices, best practices in delivering visualizations that work well on tablets, and best practices in managing and deploying visualizations for tablets.
(Offered on Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
We will start slowly by covering the basics of sets to spice up your Tableau relationship. As we gain momentum, we will begin to dive deeper into calculated sets and combining of sets. You’ll also learn how you can use both sets and level of detail expressions to quickly perform cohort analysis, simplify complex calculations, and run comparisons amongst set members. At the end of the session, you’ll leave satisfied with the tips and tricks of sets.
Move, Inc./realtor.com, the fastest growing online real estate service provider, invites you to dive deep into the process behind timely, informed, and interactive stories on local housing markets. Discover pioneering approaches to squeeze Tableau to the max, leveraging external resources like D3.js and designing interfaces you never thought were possible with Tableau. Through hands-on demos and case studies, you will learn about different techniques to unleash the power of Tableau dashboards, including tricks on aesthetic enhancement, widget status consistency, and responsive design.
We use Tableau to run our business at Tableau. Come find out what works well, what decisions we made and how we've scaled analytics to every employee at Tableau. We serve over 514,000 views per week to our employees. You really have to see this!
The Iron Viz Championship is the world’s premiere visualization competition. Our three contestants have been chosen over the course of the year through highly competitive feeder competitions. Now at TC15, the Iron Viz Championship will pit them in a battle against one another with the same identical dataset to see who can make the finest visualization in the arena. The prize? $2,000… and eternal glory!
Anomaly detection is a process of identifying data points that don’t correspond to normal behavior. There are many anomaly detection algorithms and tools that work on big data. At Netflix, we use a variant of Singular Value Decomposition to detect anomalies on hundreds of thousands of micro time series data. However, detection is only 50% of the solution. With volume, velocity and variety of data increasing, the number of anomalies detected also increases. Making anomalies actionable and enabling triaging are challenges that many organizations face.
In this session, we will present a case study on anomaly detection in time series data. We will specifically talk about an application, surrounding payment processing at Netflix. With more than 62 million customers in over 50 countries, Netflix has to ensure that the payment methods provided by customers do not fail due to processing problems in the payment network. A typical payment transaction goes through at least 4 external participants (issuers, acquirers, payment gateways, processors, etc...) in addition to Netflix’s systems. The wide array of banks that customers use to pay for Netflix creates hundreds of thousands of micro time series data and the complexity of the transaction necessitates a need for a robust anomaly detection system.
We will provide an overview of the algorithm that detects anomalies and also discuss how Tableau fits into the overall solution. We will talk about some core functionalities in Tableau that enable us to personalize anomalies and provide business users enough context to take action without the need for manual triaging.
This meeting will begin with announcements and updates from the Education Tableau User Group Leader, Robert Else the Sr. Director of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning at Santa Barbara City College. Then Chris Shaffer, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Shawnee State University will present on IPEDS and retention. He will use data to answer key external challenges. For example, which other universities offer the same programs? Are we an affordable option in our region? What is unique about our institution? Chris will take complicated publically available government data and decipher the information in a meaningful, perhaps even exciting manner using Tableau. Chris will also use Tableau to analyze retention data. He will use Tableau to determine which students’ need assistance and how you can form the foundation for a strong student retention effort. This will also be a chance for you to meet and networking with other Education Tableau User Group members.
(Offered on Oct 21 at 11:45am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Do your users want to be told when extracts refresh? Or push a subscription to an entire distribution list? Does someone need to know about ETL or a data quality issue when it occurs (but not when they're asleep)? Make your data do the work. In this session, we will demonstrate a tool developed internally at Tableau to drive email alerting from Tableau Server views.
As healthcare providers, we spend hours every day entering data into electronic record (EHR) systems, yet we know very little about our own practices or our patient populations as a whole. At Duke University Medical Center we had a vision to create a tool that would turn EHR data into useful information that we could use at bedside to improve patient care. In this session, we will share our experience using Tableau to create personal quality improvement dashboards for anesthesiologists at Duke University Medical Center.
Are you a retailer or an analyst trying to leverage a calendar different from the default Tableau calendar? Are you trying to create an easy solution to do custom period-over-period visualizations and calculations? In this session Chris will walk a Tableau demo that allows you to use a custom calendar to perform custom period-over-period visualizations and tables/calculations. He uses this flexible and scalable solution with retail clients, many of whom leverage a non-standard fiscal calendar.
This User Group meeting is designed to help you meet other Tableau users in your community. Tableau content will be presented during these lunch sessions. More details to follow soon. http://community.tableau.com/community/groups.
(Offeredon Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Are you an advanced Tableau user wondering how to get to that next level of skill with Tableau? Wondering how to master the more sophisticated features of Tableau? Want to know how to impress your colleagues with amazing feats of analytics? In this session, we'll show you powerful tricks and techniques that will make you truly the master of your analytics:
(Offered on Oct 21 at 11:45am andoct 22 at 11:45 am)
Tableau introduced a whole new paradigm of how to solve complex problems using level of detail (LOD) expressions. These calculations are a lot more intuitive than previously available methods like table calculations, sets, or blending, and enable many new scenarios. This session is a guided journey to understanding level of detail expressions with practical examples covering:
(Offered on Oct 20 at 12:45pm and Oct 22 at 11:45)
Tableau makes exploring your data easy, but what do you do when that data is locked away behind a web service? Is exporting all of your data the only hope? With web data connectors in Tableau, you can now unlock these sources and bring your precious data into Tableau with ease—from both internal and external web services. Web data connectors let you to connect to any web data source with just a few, simple lines of code. In this session we'll walk through how these connectors work, and how they integrate with Tableau. We'll even write a simple connector and take you through the steps to build, debug, and share the final connector.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 12:45 pm
This session is also available at the following times: Thursday at 10:15 am
A Belgian in marketing (Laurent) and a French Canadian in IT (Richard) will explain Yellow Pages’ strategy to address the increasing needs of big and fast data with the underlying understanding that the data still need to be of high quality!
This session will cover:
1. Introduction of Yellow Pages massive transformation and associated challenges.
2. The big data analytics strategy and architecture that YP is pursuing and the reconciliation with the marketing path.
3. DEMO - A typical digital media marketing journey where Laurent will describe multiple aspects of his reality from fast changing requirements, prototyping, dashboarding, ETL, used of R, excel, Impala (Hadoop), Tableau, multiple data sources, etc.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of:
• Importance to have a good data architecture with proper processes to maintain and evolve it while allowing simultaneously other rapid teams that move forward by testing and prototyping new requirements using Tableau Desktop and Tableau Online.
• Solutions produced by marketing teams end up being a very good expression of their requirements and should be reused by IT.
• Hadoop could support a variety of use cases.
What’s the element that transforms you – your work, your data, your life? Where do your natural talents meet your personal passions? Best-selling author Sir Ken Robinson, whose wildly popular TED talks have been viewed more than 44 million times, chases the themes of creativity, development, innovation and more. He argues we should think differently about what happens in education, offering a different conception of talent ability and what drives people.
Fanalytics is a gathering of Tableau Public authors (and those who want to find out more about what that means) for an afternoon of presentations and group viz building, followed by a meet-up to talk data. Panel speakers include Jewel Loree, Russell Spangler, Brittany Fong and Steve Fenn.
This exam is intended for those who have advanced knowledge and skills in Tableau Desktop 9 and the ability to apply visual analytics methodologies to help people see and understand data. You should have at least nine months of dedicated experience using Tableau Desktop prior to attempting the exam. You can begin this three hour exam anytime between 9AM and 1:30PM on this day. You must have achieved your Desktop 9 Qualified Associate title to take this exam. Please review the Exam Preparation Guide at www.tableau.com/certification before registering. Please note Conference exams are non-transferrable to online exams.
This exam is intended for those who have comprehensive understanding of functionality in Tableau Desktop 9 and at least five months of applying this understanding in the product. You can begin this two hour exam anytime 3:15PM and 7:15PM on this day. Please review the Exam Preparation Guide at www.tableau.com/certification before registering. Please note Conference exams are non-transferrable to online exams
This exam is intended for those who have a comprehensive understanding of Tableau Server 9 functionality in a single-machine environment and approximately 4-6 months of experience. Typical roles include System Administrator or Consultant. You can begin this one hour exam anytime between 9AM and 3:30PM on this day. Please review the Exam Preparation Guide at www.tableau.com/certification before registering. Please note Conference exams are non-transferrable to online exams.
This session is also available at the following times: Monday at 9:00 am and Friday at 9:00 am
This exam is intended for those who have a comprehensive understanding of Tableau Server 9 functionality in a single-machine environment and approximately 4-6 months of experience. Typical roles include System Administrator or Consultant. You can begin this one hour exam anytime between 3:15PM adn 7:15PM on this day. Please review the Exam Preparation Guide at www.tableau.com/certification before registering. Please note Conference exams are non-transferrable to online exams
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.