Have fun nerding out AND planning for conference by visualizing the conference data in Tableau! Use this page to connect to the Web Data Connector or download the .CSV documents. Make sure to share your creation on social media with the hashtag #data16.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at our sample visualization.

Web Data Connector

We've built out a Web Data Connector for you to connect directly to our schedule data. Read more about Web Data Connectors here.

Connecting to the WDC

  1. Open Tableau Desktop or Tableau Public. Note: WDC is only available in Tableau 9.1+.
  2. In the "Connect" pane on the left, select "Web Data Connector" from under the "To a server" heading. If you don't see this option, select "More Servers..." and then "Web Data Connector"
  3. In the dialogue box, paste in the following URL and hit enter: http://tc16.tableau.com/wdc/schedule
  4. Select which data you want to connect to. For instance, to work with session data, select the "Sessions" link.
  5. Once you're connected, you're ready to start building vizzes and dashboards!
  6. (Optional) To work with Speaker data as well, add a new data source following steps 2 and 3. Select "Speakers" rather than "Sessions". You now have two data sources and can add a relationship between the two on the "Session ID" field.

CSV Downloads

Sessions CSV Speakers CSV

Notes:

  • The data will be current as of the time of download, but session and speaker details are subject to change. Download the CSVs regularly to stay up-to-date.
  • Most session information is provided in sessions.csv, but we've also provided a CSV that contains data about each speaker for sessions. Sessions-speakers.csv can be left joined to sessions.csv on the "Session ID" field.
  • When you do join in speaker data, you may consider using "Count (Distinct)" on Session ID to filter down to distinct sessions.

Tableau Poll

Tableau Poll CSV

We collected over 20,000 votes at Tableau Poll this year, and we're providing the results here in CSV format.