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Kick off your Wednesday morning with Bootcamp at Brush Square Park led by Lululemon ambassador, Jess Martin. This award-winning local fitness community is designed for all-levels. Utilizing intervals and circuit training to maximize results and minimize time this class fits in perfectly before a breakfast taco and keynote. This will be limited to 100 people for safety reasons. Bring your badge and prepare for wet grass – we will have volunteers to hold onto your badges during the workout!
Your morning routine continues on the road with Lululemon ambassadors from Rogue Running Club. Join two coaches for a tour of Austin from a local perspective. From beginner to jedi running level anyone is welcome to stretch their legs and prep their body and mind for a full day of Conference content. Runs are limited to 100 people for safety reasons. Bring your badge and prepare for wet weather – we will have volunteers to hold your badges during the run!
Have you had success in creating a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Analytics in your organization? Please come share your stories, successes and pain-points in your journey to get the center of excellence up and running. Thinking about creating a CoE in your company, come listen to other customer's experience and get ideas on how you can get this started. We will also have Tableau employees on hand to answer questions and facilitate discussions.
Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
Diversity and inclusion has become a mainstream topic in everyday conversations socially and professionally. Why is Diversity and Inclusion important? How is diversity and inclusiveness defined at your workplace? What is the impact on productivity, recruitment and hiring practices, retention, motivation, training, leadership development, and promotion? How can inclusiveness be promoted? We are a grass roots Diversity and Inclusion team at Tableau and have created a program to investigate these questions and share our experiences. We want to share and more importantly learn from you, our customers and partners. Join us in an interactive conversation as we explore these important questions.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the same business and see and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in business and consumer services and learn about the value they have seen in key solution areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
Tableau has an ever growing backlog of improvements we would like to make to ensure that we keep up with the capabilities our users need to take advantage of Tableau on top of SAP products. This session is a chance for us to walk through some of the things we have planned, what we are currently working on; and gather additional feedback and ideas to help us make the most impact with the features we deliver. Both SAP BW and SAP Hana are the topics. Be sure to bring your own wish list of features. We will have several members of the dev team on site to get down to the real needs so we can make progress that really moves the bar for SAP connectivity in Tableau.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in travel, hospitality, transporation and logistics and learn about the value they have seen in key solution areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
In the Omni channel retail world, losses due to fraud are an ever present variable. Online and in the stores, fraud is as consistent as the buying patterns of general consumers but often far more difficult to identify and predict. While there are many know methods for analyzing profitable customer behavior and sales forecasting, retail loss prevention managers and analysts are tasked with finding fraud layered within terabytes of data.
With the aid of Tableau, the Global Loss Prevention Investigations team has revealed hidden patterns within their point of sale data which can then be leveraged to identify, investigate, and mitigate internal and external organized retail fraud.
Do people who know the most also have the biggest biases? Can knowledge cause us to see the world less clearly? Do we look for “big data” to support and backup our pre-existing views? Can data lead you astray? By using science and storytelling, Shankar reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
Are you an educator teaching Tableau in the classroom? This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with fellow educators and hear how other people are teaching Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and to share your stories and successes in using Tableau in the classroom. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
Stop by and make an appointmet: come tell us about your semi-structure database need. JSON, AVRO, XML in file, database, or Hadoop?
Are you curious about where people look when they first view a dashboard? Do you want to help us understand more about how different dashboard designs affect people's scan patterns? If so, stop by the eye tracking station at Tableau Lab to participate in this unique research! A new session starts about every 15 minutes, so stop by and check it out!
Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Chat with the team about ongoing projects, and share your personal experiences with Tableau. Drop in and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Do you ever have a hard time finding things on Tableau Server? Do you ever wish you could organize your stuff, or your organization’s stuff differently? Come tell us how you’d like to organize and share your workbooks and data sources on Tableau Server or Tableau Online. We want to explore how you would use concepts such as spaces and sandboxes. Provide feedback on early designer ideas for providing more control and flexibility over how you organize, share, and discover content on Tableau Server and Tableau Online.
Stop by and make an appointmet: How would you like to communicate more expressively with end users of your sheets, dashboards, and stories? Come help designers understand your needs around communicating with data and participate in designing the future of annotations in Tableau. Bring your own viz if you can!
Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Stop by and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Do you have to deal with multiple versions of Tableau workbooks on a regular basis? Help us improve this workflow by providing feedback directly to our development team on mockups and other ideas.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Would you like to see what Hyper can do for your extracted data? Bring your workbooks with TDE files of various size, number of columns, locales to Tableau Lab, and get it Hyperized. Talk to the team about how you are using, creating, and managing data extracts, and the challenges that you are currently facing. Get involved in helping the team make data of any size fast and flexible.
Note: When you bring your workbooks and your extracts, please be aware of the following current constraints:
· Workbooks with salesforce extracts· Workbooks with Direct extract connections (look for the single cylinder icon in Desktop next to your extract data source)· Workbooks with Live connections to data sources behind your corporate firewall and walls will not be meaningful this week.
These workbooks won’t work at the Labs during TC16.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Live Query for On-premise data is coming for Online. Help us fine tune the experience that Online site administrators, data source publishers and viz viewers will have when configuring, publishing and viewing live queried on premise data sources. Stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the activity, and book a 30 minute appointment. Space is limited!
Stop by and make an appointmet: Wish you had key headlines from your data faster & always available on your phone? Tableau is designing a native, always up-to-date, mobile experience that lets you track key metrics. If you want your KPIs in your pocket, or want to share KPIs across your organization, give us 15 minutes at Labs to help us build you a better product. Bonus: you can sign up to test the early versions of Metrics. Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Stop by and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
sESSION FULL: Want to interact with your vizzes by typing or speaking in natural language? In this experiment you will try out a natural language prototype and help us understand how to make natural language input effective and delightful. Stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book a 30-minute appointment. Space is limited.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Are you an enterprise IT Administrator? Are you responsible for configuring and maintaining Tableau Server for your users? We would like to talk with you about Tableau Server and get your feedback on the next generation of Tableau Server administration tools.
There’s more to your dashboard’s appearance than meets the eye. A well-designed dashboard isn’t just a pretty picture – it’s a powerful tool for communicating data-driven, actionable insights to your audience. How can we use the science of perception to make our visualizations more effective, compelling, and delightful? Join this session to learn how to build intuitive dashboards that inspire users to interact with and learn from their data.
This session will cover the following topics:
- How visual cues can obscure or reveal critical information
- The impact and proper deployment of data types
- How to ask the right questions to properly focus your dashboards
- Common mistakes
- Visual best practices
- Hands-on dashboard critique, revision, and creation
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
Some like R, others like Python, or have been using other statistical or data mining environments. Tableau works with its many partners to allow you to leverage your investment and knowledge in other platforms, and use Tableau to compose beautiful data stories. This session will cover how Tableau's different analytics partners integrate with Tableau, and how you can take advantage of synergies between them to take your analysis to the next level.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
Are you familiar with writing calculations in Tableau but want to take your skills to the next level? Become a calculations master and go deeper with your analytical analysis. In this session, you'll learn period analysis using complex date calculations, nested logic statements, intricate string calculations, advanced conditional filtering, and how to integrate parameters for additional customization.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am, Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Last year at TC15, we released a challenge workbook on Tableau Public as a free resource to learn Tableau the same way Tableau Consultants do. This year, we will reveal how to solve the most difficult problems in the workbook. We will visually work through problem solving tactics and workflows, and for each one we will supplement the solution with an example of how we use that technique at Tableau.
Blog Post: https://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2015/10/are-you-tableau-smart-tableau...
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 12:00 pm
In today’s world of data growing fast and furious, finite-reactive analysis doesn’t cut it, and immediate-self-service insight is the new imperative. You’ve got Tableau; BI tool, check. Now how do you give your 100's of Tableau users access to your growing Big Data using this BI tool they already know and love, to do critical, real-time analytics?
Join this panel discussion to hear Tableau customers Macy’s and Ebates share why and how they went from siloed small data insights to super fast insights in Tableau on live Big Data in Hadoop.
Whether you are already have Big Data, or are just thinking about it, you’ll learn two unique journeys of Tableau on Big Data that are equally successful. Learn first-hand where to start, what to focus on, and key learnings to help you drive success in your own Tableau on Big Data journey.
Join to learn from these innovative leaders how you can….
The session will be moderated by Dave Mariani, Co-founder and CEO of AtScale.
Did you ever want to find out how many sheets are in a workbook, or if they have multiple data sources? Perhaps even identify revisions to the workbook? With the Tableau Workbook Auditor you will be able to gather and see information about all of your workbooks' complexity, performance, records, sheets, and datasources all in a beautiful viz. In this session we'll show you how to better understand your content and improve performance.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am
The Tableau Server REST API enables you to programmatically administer server users, workbooks, datasources, and lots more. In this session you'll learn how to use the REST API to work magic with Tableau Server and Tableau Online, get up to speed on all the latest improvements, and discover how to make your life much easier by using our brand new Server Client Library.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm
You've learned how to drag and drop, and now you want to answer your burning business questions with calculations. In this session we'll use peer-to-peer lending data to analyze risk, write KPIs to track your business metrics, and manipulate dates—the Tableau way. You'll learn how to: aggregate data, conduct KPI analysis with Boolean statements, use "if...then" statements, string calculations, and common date functions. Come explore beginner calcs with us as we dive into one of the most transformational banking trends to date.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
In this session, find out how at Werner Enterprises, we are using Tableau to tap into the source data to build custom views across the company - and how we’re using digital signage to broadcast a consistent message to its offices across the globe.
In this session we will cover the following topics:
- Get me the data: how business and IT maintain a relationship dedicated to taking care of business
- The right tool in the right hands: identifying the analytical operational mind
- Full buy in: business Leadership uses real time data via Tableau to find out answers
- World-wide broadcast: telling the masses with Tableau and digital signage
New and novel databases are rapidly coming on the market. Come learn how to connect and unleash the power of data stored in these systems. In this session, we will cover:
- What makes named connectors special
- How to use Tableau Data Connectors to improve ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) connections
- When to use a Tableau extract or a Web Data Connector
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am
Tableau recently introduced cross-database joins, a powerful tool that takes data exploration to the next level. In this session, you will learn how to combine data from multiple locations into a single datasource and work around typical roadblocks you might encounter. We'll also take a peek behind the curtain to see how cross-database joins work internally, including a look at:
- What data is getting moved and how
- How to resolve common data mismatch issues (Custom SQL, type change for Text and Excel connections)
- Importance of table order in join relations (clustering, culling, etc.)
- Known performance cliffs and limitations
- A sneak peek into current development work
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 9:00 am
OLAP databases like SQL Server Analysis Services and Oracle Essbase are two popular sources for business intelligence data. Come to this session to learn and explore how you can maximize the use of Tableau against cubes. This session is not a deep-dive into OLAP Cubes and will focus on specific exercises in Tableau.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm
Know every trick and approach to using filters and actions in your dashboards? Confident that you've seen every creative approach for weaving an interactive data story using Tableau? This session will change your mind and is designed to show those deeply familiar with calculations, parameters, and actions how you can often stack, layer, and intertwine these capabilities. Learn how to go outside the box and get Tableau to do things that you never thought were possible. Join this Jedi session and learn to use tooltips, filters (specifically context filters), and the dashboard itself (specifically device designer) in a whole new way.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
One of the most powerful new features in Tableau is cross-database joins, which gives you two methods of data integration: data blending and cross database joins. In this session, you'll learn advanced data blending techniques, an overview of cross database joins, and the situations where each technique should be used. To get the most out of this session, you should have a basic knowledge of data blending, joins, and basic calculations.
The Web Data Connector (WDC) allows you to bring data into Tableau from any data source that you can access over the web. After creating an initial connector, building a robust and delightful WDC for your users can require more advanced knowledge of the platform and how it fits in with the rest of Tableau. The team at Tableau that builds the WDC platform and API will share with you some advanced tips to help you write more impactful, high quality connectors. In this session, we will cover the following (and much more):
- Advanced features such as multi-table connectors and pre-defined joins
- The different types of authentication (including OAuth) and when to use them
- Working with WDCs in Tableau Server and Online
Have you struggled to stay current with changes to your data? Tableau will make this easy, even without a visit to your dashboards. Data alerts notify you of changes as they happen. In this session, you will learn all about the self-serve time savings of this new capability, and get a sneak peek at what’s coming on the horizon.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Tuesday at 12:15 pm
Data is at the core of everything Tableau does, and this often means connecting it to a database. Databases are in themselves complex machines, and the field has a rich set of concepts and lingo that can be intimidating to the uninitiated. If you have a passing exposure to databases, but want to know more, consider this your initiation. This session will focus on relational databases (the bread and butter of the database world), introducing the basics of how they organize and query data, and how indexes work and affect performance. We’ll also demystify how Tableau interacts with databases, and survey how new systems are extending the relational model.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 3:15 pm
Do you yearn to deploy the Tableau Mobile app throughout your org? Are you and your users ready to enjoy making data-driven decisions on the go? This session from two Tableau Mobile engineers covers these questions and more, including:
- How does the Tableau Mobile app work behind the scenes?
- How is the app affected by authentication choices, like SAML and Kerberos?
- What are HTTPS certificates and Tableau OAuth tokens, and why are they useful?
- What is a Mobile Device Management system, and how do they work with Tableau Mobile?
- How can the app be customized, and are custom mobile apps possible?
Come to this session and get ready to hit the road with your data!
Thinking about running Tableau Server on AWS EC2? Want to learn from others' mistakes? Then, this session is for you. We've spent hundreds of hours load testing and developing real-world experience in order to give you the most complete information possible. We'll reveal our test results and give you the "rules of thumb" you can use when making decisions about your EC2 environment.
We'll address questions like:
- Should I spread my cores across multiple EC2 instances, or build out bigger machines?
- How important is disk throughput, and how many IOPS do I need?
- How to implement disk and network encryption to protect PII and move towards HIPAA compliance?
Come learn about all the different ways you can use Tableau filters to distill your data and discover what really matters. This session will teach you how to dig deep into your data, improve your performance, and sift through the noise and distractions of a large data set. This is a fast-paced session, so we recommend you are comfortable working within Tableau Desktop.
In this session, you will learn about various techniques for interpreting dense data, including basic graphs, such as strip plots, scatter plots, and maps. We will also look at the core statistics of average, median, min, max, standard deviations, box and whisker plots, and the pros and cons of jittering. In addition to these techniques, we will also examine the following:
- Challenges with plotting dense data: Obfuscation, using color, and transparency on marks
- Basic heat map techniques: Binning values, histograms, using mark size/color to display count
- Polygon heat maps: Using polygons, a quick interlude on densification, square bins versus hexbins, rounding latitude/longitude versus new HEXBIN functions, map projection challenges, and showing a final solution
Have you worked with table calcs in the past and want to take your skills to the next level? This hands-on class takes a deeper dive into the world of table calculations in Tableau 10! We will focus on aspects of table calcs outside of the basic "Quick Table Calculations" dialog. At the end of this class you will have a good understanding of the below topics:
- Writing your own table calcs using the calculation dialog
- Customizing how table calcs are computed using partitioning and addressing
- Basics of nested table calculations
- Filtering using table calculations
Before joining this session, you should be familiar with:
Applying basic table calcs (Percent of total, Year over year growth, etc.)
Changing how a table calc is computed using the drop down menu (Table Down, Pane Down)
Writing basic calculations (Profit ratios, percentages)
An understanding of basic aggregations (SUM, AVG, MIN/MAX)
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
United Rentals has 5000+ contractual agreements with its largest and most valuable customers. These agreements are primarily maintained by the sales team of 2000+ sales professionals who utilize Salesforce.com as the primary CRM platform. In addition to SFDC the sales team is also heavily dependent on internal data that is used to analyze and construct contractual agreements with its customers. The process of adequately analyzing agreements, tracking approval flow and finalizing agreements within the ERP system was lacking and inefficient at best. The difficulties in the legacy process led to reduced productivity, less than adequate analysis, and in some cases loss of revenue and ultimately profitably.
As a solution to these issues, we integrated a cloud-based Tableau reporting solution within the Salesforce.com platform, leveraging Tableau's Sparkler framework. This new solution provides increased efficiency and improved analytics leading to better decision making and profitability. In addition, the efficiency of the decision making process and approval flow has improved dramatically leading to increased selling time for the sales teams.
We will cover the following topics during this session:
1) Strategy: selling the efficiency and value that can be delivered via a custom Tableau and SFDC solution
2) Proof of Concept and Capability: live demonstration of the analytics solution containing Tableau dashboards integrated within SFDC platform
3) Technical Architecture: high level discussion on architecture of the solution
4) Delivering the Value: illustration of how the final solution improved decision making, and increased efficiency throughout the organization ultimately leading to value creation for the organization
Have you ever wondered what AWS means? How about EMR, S3, EC2 or Redshift? In this session, you will learn some of the key Amazon Web Services terms and acronyms withing a familiar context.
This presentation will explain in a simple, understandable way, how to use Amazon Web Service to build and deploy a data mart in Amazon Redshift and attach to Redshift as a data source from Tableau on-line or desktop.
You will also learn the criteria the Expedia global payment team used to choose Tableau Online, over other products.
Tips, tricks and best practices for optimizing Redshift for use with Tableau will finish the session.
This session will tell the story of first two years of Tableau at RueLaLa - what we did well, what we would have done differently, and how we’ve adapted to our growing needs.
- How we rolled out across 200 users with very wide range of data literacy and limited resources
- Increasing interest through powerful visualizations (in a land of Excel sheets)
- Creating the right data at the right level of detail
- Naming standards and workplace organization
- Moving beyond data in the enterprise data warehouse & delivering now
- Connecting Tableau to Snowflake
- Finding the best tool for the job
- Creating dashboards using live queries and online sources
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!
In 2015 and 2016 MedStar Health had two seemingly competitive activities underway: pockets of individuals using Tableau, and the establishment of a group to inform an enterprise-wide analytics strategy centered on a single version of the truth. Among those using Tableau were individuals in MedStar Health's Institute for Innovation (MI2) experimenting with specific point solutions. In the end the two groups came together to develop a strategy based on Gartner's paper 'How to Architect the BI and Analytics Platform'.
In this session we will share our discovery process from isolated knowledge and use of Tableau to merging with the enterprise-wide strategy and evolving the culture of data & analytics to support data-informed decision making. We will discuss grassroots strategies for increasing knowledge and use of Tableau across the system, engaging executives to interact with the data rather than static reports, the process and benefits of establishing standards and applying a product development approach for building and maintaining dashboards, and the challenges faced in pulling data together and blending it from multiple sources.
Examples will include:
- Using Tableau to reveal successful patient recruitment strategies that were shared across the enterprise to meet a meaningful use requirement for patient portal interaction.
- Using Tableau to monitor clinical quality performance and identify opportunities for improvement, replacing an antiquated, static, and manually resource intensive 300+ Excel report that presented six infection control metrics for our 10-hospital system.
Are your dashboards feeling a bit bland? Do you want to create more visual interest in your dashboards? Do you have brand guidelines you need to use? Then formatting is the spice that can make your workbook sing. No matter your level of expertise, this session will teach you how to sharpen your formatting skills. You'll learn what formatting tools are at your disposal, best practices for workbooks, dashboards, and worksheets.
This session will focus on customizing and adding to the inherent capabilities in Tableau shown in the beginner-level statistics class. You'll compute standard scores and find correlations between various economic indicators, convert mathematical functions into Tableau calculated fields, create sophisticated variable-width histograms, advanced control charts using pom-pom factory data, and find residuals using windmill data. Those who have a strong familiarity with Tableau Desktop and a basic understanding of statistical concepts are encouraged to participate. You will leave this class equipped for statistical analysis using Tableau's arsenal of functionality for stats.
What you will learn:
- Regression and residual analysis
- Translating mathematical formulas into calculations in Tableau
- Dynamic control charts
- Variable-width histograms
- Derivatives and correlation coefficients
If you are familiar with calculated fields and are ready for a new level of analysis, join us for the introductory class on Level of Detail (LOD) expressions. Attending this session will enable you to articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail," incorporate best practices and use cases with LOD expressions in your daily flow, and demonstrate how they differ from other calculations. Get ready to ask new questions of your data, and have the freedom to show the answers how YOU want!
Attending this session will enable you to:
- Articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail" and how these LOD expressions are different than other calculations
- Create and implement simple yet powerful LOD Expressions
- Incorporate best practices for daily use
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am
Whether you're new to Tableau or already a Desktop user, come to this hands-on session and leave with your fully set up Tableau Online trial site, complete with a roadmap to success with Tableau's SaaS solution. Learn how to get started with your data in the cloud, how to govern your data, how to add users, and share insights with your team.
Have you been newly appointed as a Tableau Server administrator, tasked with setting up a new installation of Tableau Server for your company? Come to this session and learn how to configure Tableau Server, and set up your users and existing Tableau content. We'll teach you how the web interface works and best practices for assigning permissions for your users and their content.
Deep Root Analytics is a predictive media analytics company. The challenge we faced was not only how to provide our clients with the tools for actionable insights, but also how to monitor and grow our proprietary multi-sourced data management platform, housing more than 20 billion rows of raw data.
In this session, we will explore how Deep Root multi-purposes Tableau in the following ways:
- Primary Client Interface: providing our clients with planning tools to help inform buying decisions, and show them near real-time updates about their and their opponent’s advertising
- Internal Business Intelligence and Product Quality Assurance – using Tableau for internal BI, sales, and quality assurance
- Marketing & Reporting Platform: using Tableau to share insights about the changing media landscape
Do you suffer from information overload in your dashboards? Do you have trouble taking a dashboard from concept to execution? In this hands-on session, we’ll introduce you to Guided Analytics—a Tableau information design concept that helps you with interactive dashboard navigation and story points so you can communicate more effectively. Learn how to use the different types of Tableau Actions that will allow your end-users to drill down from summary-level data to more granular information. This session will teach you how to guide your audience with story points and encourage self-service data discovery through highly interactive analysis.
It's the Jedi Showdown. This session will challenge your speed and your analytical thinking by combining table calculations, LOD expressions, and your overall knowledge of Tableau. We'll help you refine your skills by teaching you how to solve tricky problems...and then test you in a speed-based competition. It's a new level of Jedi challenge and one master Jedi will rise to the top among your fellow TC16 attendees...will it be you?
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm
The Research and Data Management team at Des Moines Public Schools proudly empowers those that make a positive difference in the lives of children. Critical decisions are being made daily that impact achievement, teaching, and learning in every school district. In this session, we’ll show you how Tableau provides the tools to make informed decisions, improve student achievement, and enhance programs focused on at-risk students. We’ll inspire and help you understand how to provide your stakeholders with data needed to implement early intervention for at-risk student and enhance student outcomes.
Although Stanford occupies a central place in Silicon Valley, we have struggled to flexibly integrate data about the university itself into our understanding of who we are, who we are educating, and what impact a Stanford education has on our students and alumni, like many universities. In this session, we’ll share some of the emerging Tableau data vizzes and dashboards Stanford institutional researchers are using to incorporate agile, self-service analytics into assessing the university and conveying our findings to campus leaders. We’ll take a look at why we chose to adopt and deploy Tableau server, how visualizations are more than pretty pictures and can effectively influence campus decisions, and what key speed bumps and roadblocks we’ve encountered along the way.
Are you in a love-hate relationship with Excel? Frustrated and feeling like you're not moving forward? Bring back the romance. Let Excel do what Excel is good at. Move the analytics tasks you depend on and supercharge them in Tableau. This session will cover not only how to duplicate and improve Excel functionality in Tableau, but how to move beyond the constraints of rows and columns. Join us and repair your relationship with Excel. There's a happy world of dynamic, interactive analytics waiting for you.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Tuesday at 3:15 pm
"Those who deny data to others, deserve it not for themselves." If your Tableau Server users are the ones generating the data in your Admin Views, shouldn't they get to see the data? In this session, you'll learn how, as a Tableau Server administrator, you can embrace the ideals of a democratic revolution by liberating valuable data from the Tableau Server repository database to safely share it with those who need it most, your users.
- What the tables are and what they do
- Building datasources for popular datasets to make analysis easy
- Keeping data secure with row-level security
- Preventing analysis from impacting Server operations
Bring your laptop and join us for this hands-on training session to learn how Informatica and Tableau together can help bring your enterprise data to your dashboards using self-service data integration and preparation tools to analyze data from multiple data sources (on-premise and cloud apps), while staying in compliance with your companies data governance policies.
In this session you will learn how to:
• Use Informatica’s self-service integration tools to integrate SalesForce, SAP and bring the data the Amazon Redshift. Filter, map and schedule data loading processes into Tableau.
• Use Informatica’s Excel-like data preparation interface to prepare, clean and enrich data from multiple data sources.
• Pull data from messy flat files, and clean & merge this with data from the Redshift connection you created in Export clean data with one click into Tableau.
In preparation: 1) Signup for Informatica for a FREE Tableau Individual edition bundle:http://informatica.com/tableau; 2) Have a PC running Windows 8/Mac OS Yosemite or above with Internet connectivity.
Want to integrate R into your workflow, both before and during your analysis in Tableau Desktop? Come to this hands-on training to get familiar with the R environment, learn how to manipulate data directly in R, and finally bring that data into Tableau. Once in Tableau, we’ll show you how to use the R-Integration feature to make calls directly to R to open up the rich statistical features of R to Tableau. In this session you’ll learn:
- How data goes back and forth
- How to debug common issues in R-Integration
- How to optimize the performance of the calls
Learn how KPMG is providing better and faster analytics to its healthcare clients by utilizing Datawatch’s self-service data preparation solution. Better insights come from using data that you never thought possible-–data from PDFs, web pages, JSON, BI reports. Faster comes from pre-processing the data in a very natural, intuitive way to remove the 80% of time analysts spend preparing data. KPMG is able to access, combine, prep and clean their client’s financial data and push directly into Tableau for faster analysis and insight.
Level of detail expressions (LOD) in Tableau have introduced an abundance of new capabilities for curious data geeks who wish to push the boundaries of Tableau. This session will demonstrate "LODs of fun" techniques, including enabling single member drill down, search across a hierarchy, one-click drill down on maps, market basket analysis, and other filter scenarios.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
Learn how to leverage your data on financial planning, budgeting, and accounts receivable to its full potential. This session will teach you how that data can be visualized and shared to gain insight and perform rapid analysis with Tableau. This session won't turn you into the next Gordon Gecko or Wolf of Wall Street. It will help you make sense (cents!) of your company's financial metrics so you can analyze customer and sales trends, allocate company resources effectively, and create insightful KPI dashboards to communicate your results.
The finished dashboard for the Vendor Analysis can be found here: https://public.tableau.com/profile/yilian.villanueva#!/vizhome/VendorAna...
and the finished dashboard for Travel and Entertainment can be found here: https://public.tableau.com/profile/yilian.villanueva#!/vizhome/Traveland...
There's no magic wand, but you can create magic with multiple marks in Tableau. Come to this session to learn the tricks data wizards use to best utilize multiple marks cards and dual axis charts to create amazing visualizations. We'll teach you how to synchronize axes, and how to best use chart types with multiple marks. You won't be able to help revealing these secrets to all of your colleagues.
In today’s business, self-service analytics is a vital and growing trend. But, many businesses still require a structured approval and publication process as the only way to maintain quality. This session will demonstrate best practices using Tableau Server permissions. These permissions, in conjunction with thoughtful user and content organization, make life as an admin easier while managing multiple workflows.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm
Parameters are at the heart of fantastic exploration experiences and also advanced calculations. They can be used to support deep analysis and engaging interactivity. If you are ready to go the distance and fall for parameters, this session is for you. Topics we'll cover include:
- What parameters are, when and why they are useful, and their strengths and limitations
- How parameters are supported in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, and the Tableau API
- The gamut of ways parameters are used in common and uncommon scenarios
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
Table calculation or LOD expression? This session will provide you a framework for making the choice. We will cover relevant parts of the calculation pipeline, performance implications, and the suitability for the scenario at hand. And, of course, we'll use real world examples to illustrate each of these points.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am
In this session, you will learn how to secure your data so that users see only what they are allowed to see. We'll show you how to apply security filters in the Tableau semantic layer as well as the database. We will cover SQL Server, Oracle, and Teradata.
If you've ever wondered what percentage of sales comes from each of your market segments, or wanted to understand year over year growth in new customer acquisition, going beyond the basics with table calculations is for you. Table calculations are the computational workhorses of Tableau, and they let you take your analysis beyond the simple slicing and dicing of measures and dimensions. We'll teach you the basics of table calculations—how they work, when to use them, and why they're useful tools to have in your toolbox. You should be able to write basic calculations and build basic visualizations for this session.
What are the best practices to get your data ready to viz? In this session, we’ll show you “good” data formatting, great ways to clean Excel data, data unions and how to fix mismatched fields. You’ll also learn join awareness, when and how to pivot, how to deal with missing data, and how best to enhance your data while vizzing.
Don't bug out when you see the red "X" in the Calculation Editor. Come to this session to get a rundown of common bugs and errors Tableau users run into when creating calculations and learn how to exterminate them. We'll teach you when to aggregate (and when not to), complex logical statements, and calculation best practices, so you'll be able to write calcs that won't pest-er you.
Traditionally, relational database management systems have been the bread and butter of data analysis, capturing data in a “structured” form consisting of tables of data connected by common values specified in SQL join statements. In the last few years, enterprises have been adding semi-structured data to the mix as JSON files, NoSQL databases, and in Hadoop, among others. Until recently, data analysis tools haven’t been able to directly access semi-structured data in its native form. Semi-structured data had to be reshaped into structured tables. Using JSON files and the new JSON Tableau connector we’ll explore what it means to do data analysis on semi-structured data and how it compares to the more familiar experience of analyzing structured/tabular data.
If you're still learning your drags from your drops, and your dimensions from your measures, this session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of Tableau, including how to connect to data, answer statistical questions, build maps, and apply some table calculations in a dashboard you can take with you at the end of the session.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am, Tuesday at 1:45 pm, Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime? In this session, you will discover how Tableau Finance uses Tableau to see and understand travel and expense data. We will explore the journey the data takes from its exotic ports of call, Egencia and Concur, to the breathtaking stops we make in Alteryx and SQL to prepare the data. The trip will be capped off with an exclusive tour of Tableau dashboards. All attendees of this session will also have first access to the new Tableau starter workbooks that connect to standard reports from Egencia and Concur. All aboard!
The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world’s pre-eminent museums, has undergone a transformation in applying data for decision-making. Central to this is the communication of complex, quantitative concepts in simple, qualitative ways using Tableau-based visualization. Over the past few years, we have extended our initial efforts on understanding attendance and membership to other aspects of the museum, including collections and visitor experience. Through these examples, you will learn methods to communicate analytic concepts to novice audiences, manage through cultural change, and scale efforts within a resource-constrained organization.
How to best leverage big data is something that all companies are trying to solve. EMC is no exception to this. However, the innovative Tableau solution that EMC business teams have implemented today are allowing analysts, business users, and executives to leverage big data in a way that is turning analytical dashboards into revenue generating products. This session will present how a major EMC business organization is leveraging Tableau and injecting innovation to solve the customer demands of data analytics through visualization.
Score a perfect 10 and go for the gold with Tableau! In this session you'll get hands-on exposure to the new features in Tableau--from the beautiful new interface to expanded visual analytic capabilities. We’ll teach you how to get the most out of the latest upgrades by diving into new connection options, creating custom territories, exploring clustering, and more. By the end of this training, you'll be the team MVP, ready to share your spirit with your teammates back home.
In solving your data problems, the devil is in the details. This hands-on training session will give a practical overview of using LOD (Level of Detail) Expressions to solve real-world problems. We'll discuss the syntax, prefixes, and practical use cases that will answer specific questions. We will show you tips & tricks to understand how to use LODs and some challenge exercises using Spotify data that we will go through together. By the end of the class, you'll be able to slice through your data with LOD expressions like a hot knife through butter.
From the creative to the artistic to games, designing dashboards in Tableau can be a lot of fun! But dashboards can have a serious side too. Serious and fun are both important. You need to use both to make a positive difference, engage your audience, and bring about change in an organization. In this Tableau Zen Master session, through numerous examples of Tableau dashboards and techniques you'll learn how to have fun, express creativity, and also tell serious data stories. From Bob Ross to Healthcare and Star Trek to Highway Repairs, Joshua will show you how to get the balance right.
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, the Tableau Research team explains natural language queries and how they are (already) helping you visualize your data. The presentation includes an introduction to natural language processing (NLP), examples of how NLP is already used in Tableau's geocoding and map search, and a demonstration of some research prototypes that you might see in the not too distant future. Come participate in the discussion and tell us what things you would say to or ask your visualization!
Tableau is the new face of data and information strategy at AmeriPride – from front end users to a full back-end information stack transformation.
In this session we will touch on the following topics:
• Tableau's ability to highlight data gaps for governance to take action
• Communicating insights through smart visualization design
• Enterprise adoption and Organizational Change
• High Performance data
Furthermore, we will also share how we’ve leveraged Vertica to build dashboards on hundreds of millions of lines of granular data, enabling fully interactive hierarchies so the CEO can use the same report as a field manager.
How do you pull as much meaning from data with as little complexity as possible? This often requires a fine balance between visual presentation, statistics, and calculations, art and analysis. This session will show you how to leap from a paint-by-numbers approach to being a full-on data rockstar.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am
It's no surprise that AWS Redshift is a fan favorite of Tableau users: It's fast, easy, and disruptive -- just like we are. However, if you want to reap all the benefits of combining Tableau and Redshift, you'll need to go beyond simply deploying a cluster and "getting to work." In this session, we'll explore the key skills you'll need to master in order to maximize your Tableau-on-Redshift investment. Topics will include:
- An introduction to Redshift
- Sizing Redshift clusters
- Basic Redshift query tuning techniques
- Useful Tableau configuration changes
- Designing workbooks with Redshift in mind
- Scenario-based alternatives to Redshift
- Using Tableau to monitor Tableau-on-Redshift performance
This session is appropriate for both Redshift novices and veterans. However, you should be comfortable with basic database administration tasks and concepts such as indexing, data modeling, etc.
Have you deployed Tableau Server in your organization and want to make sure that you monitor the installation to make sure everything is running optimally? Join us to learn more on how you can leverage TabMon to monitor your server installation.
Join us to learn about:
- The various mechanisms to monitor Tableau Server including logs, admin views and TabMon and when you will leverage each of them
- TabMon and how you can use it to track various counters that indicate server health
- How you analyze the data collected by TabMon using Tableau
- Views to showcase problem investigations
- How larger IT shops can leverage this to use your own monitoring tools like Zabbix
Boom! With the hyper database as its new backend, future tableau products will offer a totally new user experience in terms of performance and features. But why? Why is hyper so fast? And how can it enable new features, which were totally infeasible before? How can a database revolutionize visual analytics? In this talk we will shed light on the core concepts of the hyper database. We will delve into the details about why hyper is faster than any other database. Finally, we will also depict how all this cool stuff can benefit visual analytics and what new use cases it can enable. Think about a workbook visualizing millions or even billions of rows of data that are just a few seconds old. Think about all the new cool stuff you will be able to do, and the new questions you will be able to answer. How is that possible, you ask? Come to this talk, and we will let you know.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm
It all started when you realized that Tableau Workbook and Tableau Data Source files (.twb/.tds) were just XML documents. This simple fact combined with your scripting powers, the REST API, and an elevated midi-chlorian count took you down a dark and unsupported path. Simply changing the data source was not enough. You began modifying custom SQL, changing parameter values, customizing titles and captions, and scanning for hex codes that were not in line with the Empire's corporate style guide. Then you updated Tableau, the XML schema changed, and your code broke, forcing you to air-choke a number of your underlings. Fortunately for you, the Development Team at Tableau has been putting together a new Document API, which will allow you to commune with your content in a fully-supported fashion. This session will showcase the current features of the Document API as well as some of the functionality that will be introduced in the near future. We will also discuss a few of the various use-cases that the API is being designed to address.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 10:30 am
This presentation will provide an overview of the ways in which Aurora Public Schools (APS) combined data from various sources into dashboards to support front-line school staff at one of the more at risk school districts in the state of Colorado (71% of APS students receive free or reduced price lunch and 36% are English Language Learners).
We will present an outline of the data model and subsequent creation of a data warehouse, as well as highlight Tableau successes. We’ll also demonstrate dashboards that show: attendance, behavior, and academic achievement data (including literacy assessments, state standardized assessments, and quarterly grades), and geographic data.
Often data is captured in a different format than required for analysis. Have you ever needed to perform historical analysis on events-based data? For example, sensor data captures changes in a device’s state, but what % of each day was the device active? Join this Jedi session to find out!
As you are doing your analysis, you don't want to slow down, but you need to make sure you are still on course. In this session, we will present techniques for building visualizations and tools to check your work as you go. We'll also discuss using existing features and built-in tools that allow you to verify your analysis quickly. Finally we'll present strategies and techniques for debugging some of Tableau's more powerful, but complex features such as calculations, table calculations, filters, and blends.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Come to this session for an introduction to Tableau’s Device Designer feature and mobile design principles for data visualization. We’ll explain how to adapt and transform your existing visualizations for maximum efficiency and beauty across a multitude of mobile devices. We'll also cover specific strategies for translating complex, desktop-oriented dashboards to mobile, and provide best practices for designing new visualizations from scratch using the features in Device Designer.
- Advanced Web Data Connector development techniques
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm
"Continuous improvement is essential to achieve our safety goal, which also happens to be our vision: a workplace where 'Nobody Gets Hurt.'" - Rex Tillerson, CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation
In order to achieve our corporate vision and support our efforts for continuous improvement, Corporate SSHE has partnered with IT to develop a data warehouse to enable insightful analysis and self-discovery of SSHE data and trends. Our journey was dotted with complications and setbacks that ultimately made our understanding of data warehousing and Tableau stronger and strengthened the relationship between Business and IT.
During this session, you will learn how ExxonMobil Central SSHE and ExxonMobil IT by:
- partnering together to scale Tableau Server and build global Safety Health Environmental Data Warehouse
- implementing themes from User Centered Design (UCD) to build Tableau visualizations for 90k+ users across various levels of the organization with differing data needs
- developing custom admin views to analyze usage patterns and identify useful visualizations for development of future visualizations
We are all familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare - slow and steady wins the race. Changes in a university environment happen slowly. BYU adopted Tableau in 2013. We had to find a way to guide our management from guesswork to data-driven decision making.
How did we do it? We let Tableau speak for itself through interactive visualizations. Along the way we had to shed some inefficient practices using the principles of Tableau Drive. Data silos had to be torn down, single source of truth had to be evangelized. Learn some of our successes and failures and how Tableau led to some significant changes in how we help students. Let's just say the tortoise isn't going to win this race!
Tableau is all about keeping users in the flow, but what happens when you have explosive growth on the enterprise scale? Learn how Comcast created an entire ecosystem to support the community of users after implementing a 40 core high-availability server that houses over 100 sites.
This session will cover how the following tools are leveraged to support thousands of users with minimal resources:
- Tableau Center of Excellence (COE): best practices & information hub
- Custom applications for license management and push reporting / - PDF Bursting
- In-house training capabilities
- Doctor days and internal conferences
- "Jedi Academy" to create a pipeline of super users
Here's your chance to see a Tableau engine developed in GM's Advanced Analytics to power adaptation of data visualization and find new roads to data insight. This case study will show some practical examples on how to tune your own workbook engine to provide decision drivers with a winning dashboard. The OEM optional equipment package demonstrated in this data vehicle will show how to lay down some skid marks with the pages shelf and smoke Excel and PowerPoint off the starting line.
Do you build dashboards for other people? Creating a dashboard is similar to designing any other product: it starts and ends with the user. In this session, you'll learn simple techniques from User Research and Interaction Design that you can apply at each stage of dashboard development. How effective are your dashboards? Do they invite users to explore answers to their own questions? Do they provide clear affordances for interaction? Do they guide the eye to the most important elements? If not, why? This session will answer these questions and iterate your designs to produce better dashboards for your audience.
Tableau users have unprecedented power to self-serve and discover insights. Yet, with great power comes great responsibility. To derive accurate insights, you need to know a lot about your data – its origins, lineage, quality, business applicability and governance. Responsible blending of data requires deep data knowledge.
Join us in this session and learn how GoDaddy implemented an enterprise data catalog to scale their data initiatives, achieving both broader access to governed data and deep data knowledge across their organization. GoDaddy decision makers have trust in data - data consumers are enabled with data knowledge and analysts are guided by smart, data catalog-driven tooling.
What if you aren't a Fortune 100 company with millions of dollars and teams of BI people to bring to bear? How does a small to mid size company or division get started? When time and money are in short supply, how do you get started with out much of either? Leveraging off the shelf tools like Excel, Access and SQL databases couple that with the power of Tableau Online and you can quickly ramp up to world class analytics.
How do we build better Tableau products using data? We'll tell you all about how we use data to build better products, drive change, improve culture, and even affect working spaces. You’ll walk away with new ideas and approaches to building better products and teams, getting to decisions faster, and getting out of “analysis paralysis” by letting people explore the data themselves.
Do you want to take Tableau adoption at your organization to the next level? Come to this session and learn about creating a Tableau Center of Excellence to promote enterprise-wide collaboration and governance based on business value. We will explain the insights and detail the best practices we learned during implementation at data-driven enterprises that established a Tableau Center of Excellence.
Since we started using Tableau we have successfully transitioned several operational reports from massive Excel data files (that could not be used by operations) to visual and actionable reports.
The results include:
- Increased/improved communication between departments, our carriers and our customers
- More time for Operations to work on improving the supply chain instead of trying to analyze large excel documents
- A growth in the number of users in our organization.
Tableau offers deep and flexible support for your core analytical use-cases, for both ad hoc analysis and production dashboarding. But have you ever been unsure of which interactive control to use? We'll clear that up in this session as we walk through the following: - Use cases, strengths, and weaknesses of different interactive controls - How to use them in conjunction with one another to unlock their full potential - One of the newest features, the data highlighter
Whether you are faced with performance issues, managing deployments or collaboration - the struggle is real. In this workshop, we’ll bring together a community of Tableau Server admins/champions and a panel of seasoned Tableau Server experts from InterWorks to address the most common challenges.
In this session you’ll:
- Meet other Tableau Server Champions who have faced similar challenges and found solutions
- Learn new and long-term solutions for performance and collaboration issues
- Learn to be a better leader and administrator of Tableau Server
- Learn how to implement Server best practices
Bring your questions and challenges. We’ll help you work towards the right solution to better lead the charge as a Tableau Server Champion.
Organizations who have invested in data visualization can now easily use predictive analytics to uncover hidden insights within big and disparate data. Learn how to leverage predictive analytics within your Tableau environment to make more meaningful decisions, drive more actions and significantly improve the likelihood of achieving desired outcomes.
• How business analysts and data scientists can prep data and create predictive analytics models in RapidMiner using a drag and drop approach
• How to output predictive and prescriptive results directly to Tableau for visualization and discovery
This meetup will be moderated by Bill Doyle, Chief Revenue Officer at Rapid Miner
A unified tool set which combines interactive visualization and advanced analytics, against all of a company’s data, has long been a dream for analysts. In this session, Mark Marinelli, CTO at Lavastorm will provide a demonstration of the new Dataverse product and API-level integration with Tableau to extend data prep and analysis capabilities. Attendees will receive a free copy of Dataverse Desktop.
This meetup will be moderated by Mark Marinelli, CTO at Lavastorm
Solutions that are powered by advanced data analytics are more engaging to the business users and they deliver new insights and value to the organizations that build them. In this session, you’ll learn how to bring together Tableau dashboards and advanced data analytics (such as machine learning) to solve business problems. You’ll get to see how other enterprises in Retail, CPG, Construction, and others are adding data-driven intelligence to their business applications and use Tableau to build more compelling experiences for their users.
This meetup will be moderated by Sumit Mehra, CTO at Tredence
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in banking, securities and investments, and insuranc e and learn about the value they have seen in key solution areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
Shh, it’s an Enterprise IT Surprise! Hear more during our Vision keynote"
Having trouble managing your data sources? Come talk with the Data Team. We will have members from the engineering team answering questions, demonstrating product capabilities -- to help you manage data sources and promote self-service data while maintaining a level of control & consistency across your organization.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial machinery and mill products and learn about the value they have seen in key solution areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the same business and see and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
Come meet Tableau’s cloud team and mingle with cloud-forward conference goers. Director of Product Management Ashley Kramer will talk Tableau’s roadmap for cloud data, Tableau Online, and Tableau Server deployed on public cloud. We’ll also hear from customers moving their data & analytics to the cloud and leave time for you to connect with other attendees.
Tableau at the speed of thought. If you want to work fast, come learn about extracting your data. In this session, you'll find out what extracts are, when to extract your data, and how to interpret Tableau’s behavior so things go faster. We want Tableau to serve your needs; not make you the waiter.
Tableau has lots of great presets - smart defaults that let you quickly gain insight, like ShowMe. You don't need to know how to build a packed bubble chart; you just need to have a few things in the right place, and click a button. Once you're a little more experienced, you start to wonder: what does ShowMe actually do? Do I need the ShowMe button to build all those vizzes? Can I build things that aren't in ShowMe? In this session, we'll show you how to leverage smart defaults to build visualizations that aren’t in ShowMe. You will come away feeling more confident about using Tableau's knobs and levers to build the viz you want.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 10:30 am
Much talk about data visualization is focused on data analysis, but the presentation of data has its own challenges and techniques. When presenting your data, the goal is to make a clear point that your audience will remember. In this session, you will learn more about techniques that can help you: ISOTYPE, connected scatterplot, slope graphs, and a few more.
Tableau runs Tableau Server internally as a centralized service for every team in our company. In this session you'll learn the ins and outs of how we run Tableau Server at Tableau. We'll break down best practices and strategies we use to deploy and monitor our internal Server. We'll also dish out inside knowledge on how we provide a self-service portal to employees, handle customizations via APIs, and much more.
There are two types of people in this world. The ones that see what you can do with web authoring, and say "Wow! This stuff is amazing! It is so simple to use, anyone can make reports, publish them on server and share with everyone, and even subscribe to it! Unbelievable!" And then there are Tableau Server admins who say "Are you kidding?? Anyone can do this? They can load up my server with content, scatter stuff everywhere, and eat up my resources with ridiculous subscriptions and visualizations. No way am I going to let anyone do this!"
At Sprint we have over 20,000 views on our server and over 60% of them were created via Web Authoring. In this session I will be going over how we allow the masses access to all the free vizzing madness they want, but keep the server performance in check.
• Permissions – how to keep the Web Authoring content separate from the seasoned Desktop created content.
• Content Purging – web authoring is a lot of trial and error and very few delete old versions.
• Subscription Monitoring – If someone makes a Web Authoring Viz subscribe to it, it sometime can be a resource hog. How to identify it.
• Usage tracking – Using Postgres to see if they are web authoring to just export the data to Excel? Seriously, why??
• Viz Performance Monitoring – After you find the bad workbooks and authors, use performance monitoring to fix the problem.
Story Points is an incredibly useful feature for communicating a narrative through your data. However, many people conflate "storytelling" in Tableau simply with story points, when in reality there are so many other features and mechanisms for good storytelling built in. In this session, you'll learn how good annotations, tooltips, animation, and expressive formatting are having a strong impact on the stories you are trying to tell with your data.
Are you new to Tableau? 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 best practices for visual analysis in Tableau, teach you some core Tableau concepts, and demonstrate useful tips that will help you become a data rockstar. In this session you will learn about:
- Preparing your data in Tableau
- Customizing the fields in your data
- Exploring your data by asking questions and building views to find answers
- Creating dynamic views and filtering views
- Building interactive dashboards
Ever wish you could automate some of the mundane tasks you have to deal with each day? With TabCmd, you can. In this session, we'll show you how to use the TabCmd tool and how to integrate it within a batch file for periodic execution through the native Windows Scheduler.
We'll go over:
- Getting started with TabCMD
- Common TabCMD use cases
- How to automate TabCMD tasks
- Useful tips
Building tools not just dashboards: Driving Standardization and targeted sales in an organization with thousands of clients and hundreds of thousands of products can be a daunting task. Ensuring Stakeholders have easy access to the greatest amount of information is essential to the most effective use of resources. Creating a culture of innovation and analysis is necessary to driving growth, especially within a Fortune 25 Organization. In this session, we will discuss our transition to Tableau and Tableau Server, how the rest of the organization was brought on board, what our use cases look like, and where we are driving to in the future.
In this session you will learn:
- The Business need: why we made the transition to Tableau
- Strategy: bringing stakeholders into the fold with interactive dashboards and tools allowing them access to levels of analysis they never had before through guided analysis
-How interactive dashboards can empower users to draw insights
- The tools themselves: how empowering stakeholders with information and guided analytics can drive stakeholder engagement and customer loyalty
- What's next: how we will continue to leverage Tableau to drive change in the organization.
This session will take an in-depth look at continuous and discrete measures and dimensions. We'll talk about the differences between them and when you would use a continuous dimension versus a discrete measure. We'll also discuss these differences as they apply to date fields and how you can change fluidly from continuous to discrete, and back, to solve unanticipated problems in Tableau.
Tableau recently introduced cross-database joins. Join us to take a peek under the hood to see how Tableau queries for data in multiple databases. We’ll also discuss the query implications of using the union feature in Tableau. In this session we’ll cover:
- How cross-database queries and cross-database work in Tableau
- The flow of the query pipeline in Tableau with multiple data sources
- The architecture of the underlying data model for multi-database scenarios
- How Tableau deals with data types across different data sources
- What parts of query processing is done remotely in the database versus in Tableau
- How Tableau deals with differences in functionality across different databases
- Performance impact of cross-database joins
- How to identify relevant information in the Tableau log files for cross-database joins
- How to optimize your usage of cross-database joins for optimal performance
- Plans and ideas for the future
Have you ever expected one thing but something else happened? Understanding the order of how things get done in Tableau during the execution of a visualization is critical to getting the results you expect. In this session, we will cover the order of operations for data source filters, context filters, top N filters, table calculations, trend lines, reference lines, and everything in between.
Labor constitutes almost 60-70% of the cost of running a hospital and Glendale Adventist Medical Center is no exception. Securing accurate and near real time visibility into premium labor, both overtime and double-time was a significant challenge.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center leveraged self-service data discovery and visual analytics from Tableau to drive measurable labor and workforce process improvements and productivity, within the very first 30 days of implementation. Not only has the analytics slashed unnecessary overtime by over 1500 hours within the first 30 days, but also saved the nursing leadership hundreds of hours, while empowering them with the ability to proactively identify problems, analyze root causes and resolve them before they become significant challenges.
With access to the accurate and actionable insights via Tableau Server, clinical leaders are asking incisive questions re: the impact of numerous variables and levers on unit performance, that was not feasible before Tableau. They have transitioned from a paradigm of “business by intuition” to “business by insight” that is enabling 'decision making at the speed of business', while driving measurable value to the bottom line.
While there are numerous and exceptional benefits in administering Tableau Server via the GUI, the hidden gem is its capability for automation and integration. In simple terms, automating as much of the administration and monitoring makes for a very happy Tableau user base. In this session, you’ll learn how having at least some automation can make your environment faster and leaner.
We’ll automate everything from user provisioning (and removal), auditing views, securing content, and ‘Garbage Collection’ (or just removing old content). Want integration too?! We’ll show you how to reach pretty much anything via the REST API and trigger extracts via tools like Slack.
Oh, one more thing. We’ll show a new platform called Tableau Working Wax: or the ability to automatically generate reports and deliver them to the people.
In the end, you’ll be on your way to a fully automated and healthy Tableau Server infrastructure.
The second half of this meetup will feature a customer showcase of IT deployed, managed and supported Tableau projects. Your IT peers will share their roadmaps for success and what worked and didn’t work. Expect to hear lots of tips and tricks you can start using immediately.
Come ask your questions of our speakers from – Netflix, Intuit, Pluralsight, and Feeding America.
There are many rules and guidelines around dataviz. Everyone knows the rules, but not necessarily the origins and the logic behind them. What started out as a guideline becomes a rule blindly followed without understanding why. Over time, these rules become mantras and doctrine that people follow religiously, but their origins have been lost and are sometimes unwarranted. This Tableau Zen Master session aims to explore the myths surrounding dataviz and look for the truth behind them. In this session we will explore, dissect, and either bust or confirm myths such as: "Pie Charts are Evil" "Red and Green should never be used" "You should never truncate the y-axis"
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 10:45 am
For many, fashion is an art form, and Revolve has it down to a science. At Revolve, we adopted Tableau to analyze the trendiest clothes to promote and to explore the best presentation of our collections, all while defining these trends for social media savvy young women. Data visualization is an integral part of the data-driven approach to our rapid growth, with double digit revenue growth since 2012. In this session, we’ll share our approach for designing visualizations for model performance, homepage optimization, marketing strategy, and brand merchandising.
Do you want your Tableau content to be accessible to the largest number of people possible? Do you work in an environment subject to US Section 508 requirements, the UK Equality Act, or other such accessibility-related laws and regulations? You can benefit bigger audiences with Tableau by understanding and applying the principles and techniques for authoring Tableau content for accessibility. This session will give an overview of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), show how to apply these guidelines in Tableau, and features a glimpse at future developments in this area.
Functionally validating and doing user acceptance testing can take weeks, and because of the infinite number of use cases, it is error prone for an ad hoc analytics tool like Tableau. How do you minimize time required to test your workbooks before upgrading or going live to production? Scout is a performance tool that can execute directed or undirected exploration of the product to record performance and identify regressions. This session will cover the common scenarios for running Scout and walk you through an analysis of the results to find performance issues.
How much of college statistics do you remember? If you answer "what is statistics?", this session is for you! Tableau supports a number of basic statistical analysis features that can be powerful tools for understanding data. Come and learn about these basic statistical concepts in the context of Tableau, so you can understand your data! No prior mathematics or statistical background required. Some Tableau familiarity is a plus, but not a requirement.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 10:45 am
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Tableau’s advanced R&D work with two short talks in one session. Scott Sherman will show behind-the-scenes development in web authoring and the key architectural challenges of extending the rich desktop experience to the web and mobile. Richard Wesley will discuss new approaches to improving scalability and performance by pushing query functions closer to the data source.
One of the most important lessons we’ve learned at Hallmark is that data is most powerful when it is shared. We also discovered that our analysts needed structured training opportunities to get the most out of Hallmark’s robust data sources.
Our Analytics Leadership Team spent 2015 building an advanced analytics curriculum to develop skills and build a community of expert analysts. Our successes with Tableau translated into a vibrant community of analysts that push Hallmark into the future of advanced analytics.
In this session, we’ll discuss how Hallmark used Tableau to solve immediate business problems and build a robust analytical community. Come learn about our approach to adult learning and how your organization can benefit from a structured training curriculum.
Over the last two years, users of our Tableau Server production platform grew over 500% to a total of nearly 30,000 users today! During this explosive growth, governance and best practices took a (temporary) back seat, and problems like extract refresh delays and hardware resource constraints soon bubbled to the surface. Enter the Wells Fargo Business Intelligence Competency Center! Join us to hear how we boosted the environment’s efficiency by establishing governance, best practices and optimization throughout the platform.
We’ll discuss a few aspects of our multi-pronged approach such as upgrading hardware, establishing controls for permissions and identity authorization, extract/subscription schedule optimization, and user education focused on performance best practices. Finally, we’ll discuss the many methods the Wells Fargo Tableau BICC employs to evangelize ways to make tenants successful with the platform, and help them connect with us and each other for support.
Do you love mobile apps? Do you love Tableau vizzes? Why not marry the two? In this session, we’ll demonstrate how you can use Tableau's Mobile App Bootstrap, a new open source mobile app that uses the Cordova framework, to quickly create your own custom-branded app with Tableau content. The Mobile App Bootstrap makes it easy for non-mobile developers to get up and running quickly. We’ll first demo how the app works, and then walk you through how to get it installed on your machine. We’ll go through the different parts of the sample code and teach you how to make customizations and create an experience that users in your company will love.
Have you ever wanted a customized, branded interface for Tableau Server? Want to create department landing pages with internal links and training? If you've dipped your toe into the Tableau APIs and you're comfortable with web application development, this is the session for you. You will learn how to:
- Use the REST API to authenticate users to Tableau Server, query workbooks, and more
- Tie together the APIs into a set of web applications with varying levels of custom development and complexity
At the end of the presentation, there will be a link to a working, open source, sample application.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 10:45 am
Data journalists create some of the most amazing interactive graphics. In this session, we'll look at a few of these and recreate them in Tableau. In addition to teaching you some new tricks and showing you things you might not have thought were possible, this session will also give you a new sense of how to effectively present information.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 10:30 am
Are you new to data analysis? Is most of your data in Excel or text files? This hands-on session covers how to prepare your 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, pivot, union, and join. We will also cover how to standardize field names, data types, hierarchies, groups, aliases and calculated fields.
- A thorough understanding of why data preparation is important
- How to leverage Tableau to union, join, split, and pivot
- Metadata management techniques
- Deep dive into joins
- Cross-database joins
- Third-party data prep tools
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Tuesday at 1:45 pm
UPDATE: This session will not be a hands-on session due to technical difficulties. Prepare for a discussion on deploying Tableau Server on AWS.
Are you new to the cloud? Or on a mission to explore? This is the session for you! Come to this session to learn how to successfully set up Tableau Server in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We will be doing a single node deployment of Tableau Server, and exploring distributed environment as well.
Have you struggled with what deployment architecture makes the most sense for scaling to your global enterprise? Have you wondered if high availability is for you? Have you considered how you are going to bring Tableau Server into your disaster recovery strategy? In this session, Tableau developers will walk you through a reference deployment topology for Tableau Server based on learnings from real deployments. Join us to learn about more complex deployment topologies and how to address common challenges.
Are you faced with barriers that prevent you from leveraging Tableau's real power? Perhaps you can't access the right data or there are performance issues with the data you can get to. In this session, we'll tell you how our most successful customers have designed their data source strategy, leveraging Tableau's powerful Data Engine and different layers of data. By following these recommendations, you'll be able to take the next step on your journey toward a data-driven culture.
If you're in search of more end-user interactivity in your dashboards, this session is 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. Come learn the basics of parameters from the ground up, and even a few sophisticated parameter use cases.
- What a parameter is
- Simple uses of parameters such as moving averages, what-if analysis, adjusting KPIs, and top N filters
- Sophisticated uses of parameters such as swapping fields within a chart and swapping charts within a dashboard
In 2015 the University of Kentucky created a new role to lead and manage decision support in the Office of the Vice President for Research. With a goal of enabling have real-time access to grant and contract data for use in decision making and strategic planning, we maintain a home-grown data system.
The session will walk attendees through the process of building a dynamic data infrastructure and the use of dashboards to better assist leadership with real-time access to grant, contract award, and expenditure data. We will also ask attendees to brainstorm best practices for reporting research data and what type of data analysis is important on individual campuses. Come ready to discuss among participants about what’s important, what has worked, and what hasn't worked.
Be awesome with the Tableau Data Extract API and learn how to use the Tableau SDK to push data from any source directly to Tableau Server. We'll go over examples (and code) showing how to automate the extract process. By the end of the hour, we’ll have built a script that pulls data from Twitter’s streaming API, dumps it into an extract, and seamlessly sends it to Tableau Server where any user can access it. Of course, all the code will be shared on GitHub.
Is your dashboard feeling a little…slow? Are your filters and queries lagging? In this hands-on session, we will teach you performance best practices in Tableau so your dashboard will go from running like a Honda to a Mercedes. We will cover data connections, extracts, queries, and visualization design. By the end of this session you'll know how to go under the hood of Tableau and tinker your dashboards for fast, easy, and beautiful performance.
First goal with your new purchase? Getting people to use their licenses! We’ll walk you through the primary aspects of adoption, the most critical of which is educating your teams in the use of your new tools. We’ll share practical advice with you on how to get your teams to learn new features and functions—and evolve your culture of analytics.
It's time you mixed it up with your data. This session will teach you some of the basic techniques to use when you want to blend and combine data from many sources, including data marts, warehouses, and cubes. You will learn how and when to use data blending, write a basic calculation across combined data sources, and get an intro to data integration and cross-database joins. If you're new to data blending, this is a great place to get started.
Do you want to access and analyze date on the web, but aren't sure where to start or how to connect to the right data sources? Come to this hands-on session and get formally introduced to the Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC). Even if you're not a programmer or a dev, you can learn how to use the WDC, how it pulls data through API requests, and how it can secure those requests with authentication. We'll connect you to extensive free resources that will help you debug and improve your WDC, and other ways you can use to pull web data.
As GoPro expands into content networks and launches new products, new sets of challenges appear. One of the most critical challenges facing GoPro during this period of rapid growth is their ability to make effective use of massive amounts of data.
In the past, it took GoPro months to understand new inbound data and determine how it needed to be transformed or augmented for analysis. To streamline this process, GoPro is creating an analysis loop, which informs product usage trends, and product insights. This serves a large ecosystem of GoPro executives, product managers, engineers, data scientists, and business analysts. And utilizes an integrated technology pipeline consisting of Apache Kafka, Spark Streaming, Cloudera’s distribution of Hadoop, with Tableau as the end user analytics tool.
Jedi calcs are an underrated Jedi power. Here, we’ll be working on the hardest problems Tableau Desktop has to offer. Come attend this class if you want to learn ways to use table calculations and LODs in ways you haven’t before. We’ll be looking into how to address real-world questions with nested table calculations, manipulate cumbersome text data by utilizing various string functions, and use data densification to our advantage in Tableau – all using different viz types! Now, witness the power of this fully operational visualization platform!
- How to do a count distinct over a rolling time period
- How to track status changes over time
- How to dynamically change time axes
Learn how to effectively communicate information in 10 seconds or less. In this session, you will begin the transformation from being a dashboard builder to becoming a visual designer and data storyteller. Learn how to provide insightful analytics at the correct level of complexity in a well thought out user interface.
Educators have access to more student learning data than ever before. Developing vizzes and dashboards that allow for real-time, efficient dis-aggregation of student performance metrics can help establish a clear picture of where students are in their learning, where they need to be, and how to get them there. In this session, you’ll learn how in less than one year a large public school district in Georgia grew their Tableau instance from one desktop pro license to a full-blown Tableau server implementation with over 200 users. We’ll share how Tableau can provide value-added metrics across grade spans in districts of any size, and how internal marketing strategies, dashboards, and locally generated metrics helped engage stakeholders in using Tableau to create economies of scale for sharing data.
The Credit Suisse Client & Content Technology for Global Markets provides research visualization, models, and analytics for 30,000 external clients. It also creates client performance decision support analytics and resource optimization for 6,000+ Global Markets Sales, Trading and Researchers, and delivers regulation, operational risk management, controls, and trader supervision.
Optum Inc., the technology and services wing of UnitedHealth Group, is revitalizing our approach to data and reporting with Tableau. We make the healthcare system better for everyone (including you and me!). An uphill battle like that requires an agile approach, especially at Fortune 11 company with a global presence, over 200,000 employees, millions of consumers, and 1000's of products that service both the public and private sectors.
This session will cover how Optum streamlines healthcare operations using Tableau and Optum-izing health information. We protect sensitive information but still democratize data to drive insights (and you can too!).
- Learn how you can deploy a virtual command center approach and tackle some of the operational challenges with sensitive information for deployment to 1000's of disparate stakeholders.
- Hear about how Optum's Enterprise Reporting and Analytics team manages tens-of-thousands of requests for Tableau development both for internal stakeholders and external clients across over 1,500 desktop licenses!
- Finally, see some of the cool visualizations we use and learn how those are impacting the health system for the better.
New display technology is allowing users to interact with data in exciting and immersive ways. Whereas the focus of many organizations is 'miniaturization' of dashboards to fit on mobile devices, this presentation focuses on the development of 'big' visualizations for 'big data.' Using touch and gesture tracking projector technology we provide examples of dashboards that extend up to 4000 pixels across 24 feet of projection. We will specifically review the technical details to develop dashboards in Tableau that fully utilize the capabilities of extended interactive projector technology.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a data driven organization, from investments in U.S. education, to development projects in Bangladesh. The appetite for data is just as strong with regards to our people data, with C-level management and their chiefs of staff, as well as HR leaders, relying on accurate, current and historical data views to inform decision making.
As a Workday client, our HR Analytics team has built upon that great platform, surfacing data in Tableau and adding value beyond what is easily visible in the native environment. Our dashboards focus on many common workplace needs, such as headcount planning, career movement, recruiting and workforce planning.
In this session, we are pleased to share our need and solution for standing up a self-service business intelligence (BI) culture among our Cross-Division Chiefs & HR leaders.
- Innovative Integrations: extracting, preparing and surfacing Workday, Brassring, Outlook and other data (soon with Alteryx) to provide current and historical insights
- Design & Collaboration: dynamic insights and dashboards, as well as the essential role of thought partnership with, and educating, business experts
- Let me see!: live demonstration of the structure of our Workday data feeds and Tableau HR analytics dashboards, embedded in SharePoint Online
- Our roadmap: the next steps envisioned in our long term plan, including more frequent refreshes with the addition of Alteryx
Who doesn't want to improve their analytical skills? Alteryx provides faster data blending and advanced analytics for Tableau (no coding required!) Go from spending 80% of your time preparing data to 80% of your time getting insights from your data in Tableau. Prior to this session, stop by the Alteryx booth for a demo and a free download and get the Alteryx starter kit (includes pre-configured workbooks). Come see why over 600 companies are using Alteryx with Tableau to drive faster data driven decision.
Bring your laptop, a method to take notes and your data source files (optional). Walk away having created Alteryx workflow(s) for faster, automated data blending and output of all your data sources to Tableau.
Analyzing sensor data can be overwhelming. How should you structure the IoT (Internet of Things) data? How do you create an overview monitor? How do you know when a certain value is in a critical state? We'll use industry data to demonstrate:
- Why visualizing your sensor data is key to monitoring
- The use of Tableau's analytic functions to find outliers and clusters within your IoT data
- How to create a dashboard that shows you the big picture while allowing you to drill down using dashboard actions
Anyone can analyze basic social media data in a few steps. But once you’ve started diving into social analytics, how do you bring it to the next level? Michelle Wallace, who leads Tableau’s global social programs, will share strategies for scaling a social data program. You’ll learn:
- How to go beyond Excel by layering in advanced social data sources
- Considerations for building scalable data sources
- Tips for using metadata and calculations for more sophisticated analysis
Social data can offer powerful insights right away. In this session, you’ll learn how to build a mature social data program from that foundation.
During this session, we will share the approach and early successes that Nissan's IS & business teams have experienced while adopting a more collaborative model for data management & analytics. By focusing on business outcomes, proper alignment of the business & IS, and effective use of enterprise solutions from Informatica & Tableau, the company has unified around data as a high value asset. The pairing of visual analytics with self-service data discovery is the data alchemy that has become a powerful disruptor within the company for better decision making. This session will be moderated by Anwesa Chatterjee of Informatica.
If it's a mystery to you when to use a calculated field, an LOD expression, or a table calculation, this session will help you sleuth out the right answer. We'll teach you the principles of when to apply which method to a problem. You should have basic experience in table calculations.
So you want to be a player but your dashboard is shiz? You gotta hit Jewel up to get a pimped out viz.” For those not familiar with the MTV classic “Pimp My Ride,” host Xzibit wouldn’t just fix up a broken car. He’d add monitors in the headrests, spinners on the wheels, and flames shooting out the tailpipe. In the same fashion, this isn’t going to be an ordinary viz makeover. Jewel Loree of Tableau Public fame is going to take a few vizzes beyond just making them adhere to visual best practices.
- How to embed all kinds of web content into your dashboards
- How to engage your audience on a more visceral level using design
- Hacks that will make your audience say "How did they do THAT?"
Learn how Notre Dame reinvented the data analytics environment to deliver fast, flexible access to data and position the organization for the future. We were faced with a legacy system that provided a poor user experience of inconsistency with reports that ran long. In just months, our BI team was able to increase performance by 10x, analyze data that they never thought possible and reduce TCO. Using Tableau and Snowflake, we are now positioned for the future with a scalable and flexible system that provides analysts the information they need, when they need it.
Fact: People like to look good using Tableau. Possible fact: Data makes for good stand-up comedy. Separate fact from possible fact with this collection of Tableau Desktop secrets and shortcuts. Use them to impress your boss, that person at the bar, or maybe just your pet. Laughter probably not insured. Promotions definitely not included.
Tableau's Data Server is a powerful tool used to enable self-service analytics at scale. In this session, we'll dive into advanced topics on Data Server:
- How to be effective at data governance in your company
- How big organizations enable self-service data
- What tools from Tableau's partners can help with data prep and documenting data
- Who and what are impacted when working with a data source within Data Server
Interested in diving deep into Tableau Server authentication and permissions? Dying to gain greater insight with custom admin views and logs? Excited to learn about Tableau’s APIs? This class will allow you to get hands-on with all things Tableau Server administration. Please have a good understanding of Tableau Server prior to this class, as we’ll jump right in to intermediate and advanced content.
Okay, now you know what Level of Detail (LOD) expressions are, and you know how to use them, but can you wield them like a powerful Jedi? In this session, we will examine real world challenges solved through the application of LOD expressions. Come prepared with prior experience using LODs and a comfortable understanding between the different LOD types (FIXED, EXCLUDE, and INCLUDE).
Maps represent some of the earliest visualizations ever created and continue to be wildly popular today. In this demo-filled session, we will discuss guidelines for when to use maps in Tableau and how to best get started with them. While Tableau makes it incredibly easy to build maps, we'll explain what happens behind the scenes, and cover some of the most common tips and best practices for working with them.
Have you ever wondered how best to structure data for analysis? How does data structure impact what type of calculation to use? Should some calculations be performed before being brought into Tableau? How can you visualize missing data? We’ll tackle these questions by bringing together all of these concepts in a common and real world example – customer lifecycle analysis.
Take your raw data further. Come to this session and go through practical exercises with WINDOW, LOOKUP, INDEX, and other functions, applied to specific business cases. We'll give you a better understanding of the possibilities that table calcs unlock, and how to use them for your own needs. You should have a basic understanding of table calcs and how they are computed on top of aggregated data.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am, Tuesday at 1:45 pm, Wednesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
In this session you’ll l learn how Tableau improved revenue management and provided operational insight for future forecasts at Kimpton. Within Kimpton there was a historic issue with fragmented data and reporting structures. Managers and leaders across the organization struggled to recognize future revenue risks and opportunities as they related to corporate and hotel forecasts.
Kimpton began to use Tableau as a solution to house all of the data and serve as the primary reporting platform to provide “real-time date reporting.”
The enhanced reporting functionality now enables leadership to gain valuable insight from high-performance data analysis across the whole organization (+10k employees). Answers are now available in seconds, rather than days or weeks.
In this hands-on session, you will learn how to use basic statistics in Tableau. Learn how to read and understand the Tableau summary card and ANOVA tables. We’ll ramp up on:
- Basic statistics, what they mean, how to access them in Tableau
- Creating box plots, histograms, and control charts
- How to apply trend lines, forecasting, and clustering to your data
Are you bored of your same old bar charts, line charts, and pie charts (god forbid)? Do you want to see some visualizations which go beyond default chart types in Tableau? Think you can only do advanced and customized visuals in tools like D3 and R? Think again. This session will show how a variety of advanced chart types are possible in Tableau through math, data restructuring, and some Jedi Tableau hacking. Attendees of this session will learn how to create several advanced chart types in Tableau including, sunbursts, jump plots, radial trees, hive plots, gauge charts, and cartograms. Tableau Zen Masters will walk thru how to create these graphs in Tableau, AND cover when and why to use each. The audience will expand their knowledge of Tableau and learn some new and unique ways of applying these visualization types to tell their data stories.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Have you ever had issues with Salesforce? Would you like to improve Tableau's connectivity with Salesforce? Come by and participate in a short user interview where we can learn about your scenario and share some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Salesforce.
We’d like to understand what you need to make dealing with ‘non-standard’ calendars in Tableau easier. Come prepared to talk about what calendars you’d like to see supported in Tableau, for example, ISO8601 Week Numbering Calendar and NRF445 Calendars. Additionally, if you have a company specific calendar in your organization we’d love to discuss this with you. Specifically, we’d like to understand the format of these calendars, how you store them, and what (if any) desires you have to see them supported in Tableau
Stop by and make an appointmet: Help us understand how Tableau Desktop is used for exploratory analysis, how you keep track of your work for yourself and to share with others, and how this workflow could be improved. Bring an example workbook to share and discuss. Stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book an appointment. Space is limited!
Stop by and make an appointmet: Tell us about your analyses in Vizable! We want to know how you use information displayed in Vizable in your analyses so that we can help you make decisions with data using Tableau. If you have used Vizable to analyze your data, stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book a 30-minute appointment. Space is limited! Bonus points if you can bring your own Vizable data and show us
Stop by and make an appointmet: Need access to your data at any time, from anywhere? Stop by Tableau Labs to find out how you can participate in a 30-minute study about using Tableau on your phone, and provide your input on our latest designs. You can also bring your own workbook if you want to see how the prototype may work for you!
Stop by and make an appointmet: You’ve seen interactive, long-form articles that combine text, data visualizations and other media that tell truly compelling narratives around data. Think examples like the New York Times, Bloomberg, or other beautiful stories developed to bring data to life. Wish you could do the same with your data and reports inside your organization? Come try our prototype that’ll let you do just that, without writing a single line of code. Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Chat with the team about ongoing projects, and share your personal experiences with Tableau. Drop in and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Explore new ways to dive deeper into your data through expanded selection and visualization features. We’re interested in finding out how you choose what information to focus on and how you want to use these selections in further analysis. You’ll have the opportunity to try out several features, as well as have a conversation about what is useful about them and other capabilities you’d like to see.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Are you new to Tableau, using web authoring, or are you thinking about it? We would like to hear more about what you're trying to do and get your feedback on future directions. Stop By Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book at 30 minute appointment. ' Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Stop by and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
With Amazon Web Services and Amazon Redshift, you can create a massively scalable, cloud-based data warehouse in just a few clicks. With the real-time responsiveness of Tableau, you can gain insights from that data just as easily. Tableau connects to Amazon Redshift natively for flexibility, scalability, and accelerating results. In this session, you’ll learn how to use Amazon Redshift and Tableau together in AWS cloud to perform analysis on your data. We’ll also cover other services in the AWS ecosystem like Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora and Amazon EMR that you can leverage for all you data and analysis needs. Please bring your own laptop to follow along with the hands-on exercises.
Want to design outside the box? Tableau's SHOW ME feature is fabulous, but sometimes you need to deliver something more specific. In this session, we will explore the multitude of chart types that are possible in Tableau, but aren't considered "defaults." Come learn how to build a pareto chart, hex tile map, trellis chart, heat calendar, doughnut chart, lollipop chart, bump chart (if you must) and waffle chart. We will also discuss the pros and cons of each chart, where you can find a good blog post about each chart and briefly discuss some other popular charts that you can build with Tableau.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Reach beyond static reporting to craft interactive experiences for your audience to explore. In this session you will learn interactive software design concepts as well as Tableau tips and tricks to enable your audience to swim effectively through your pool of data and discover their own insights.
Fast, modern and agile are not terms most people would associate with the large banks…until now. In this session, you’ll learn how Tableau was deployed globally at JPMorgan Chase, to empower employees across all lines of business and all levels. All while providing levels of control and the data governance expected of regulated financial institutions.
We’ll explore the journey of growing Tableau, see examples of how Tableau is being connected to a wide variety of data sources, and how we build engaging dashboards that communicate insights and tell compelling stories. Learn what contributed to our success, what didn’t work, and where we’re headed next.
Do you love using Tableau but struggle to get your organization on board? Everyone can be a Tableau data analyst, but numbers are scary for some people. During this session we will discuss ways to increase the visibility of analytics in your organization and ensure that your efforts have the desired impact. Join us to learn the tried and true ways that Tableau customers before you have made data less scary and turned employees into data people.
Will legalizing marijuana lead to more broken noses? Do snowstorms increase birth rates? Are children really just “little humans” or something else entirely? Join Google and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine as we demonstrate the power of Google BigQuery to unleash Tableau and answer these and other (more serious) questions.
This session will be moderated by Chad W. Jennings, Product Manager at BigQuery at Google.
There are over 42 million food insecure Americans today. Feeding America is working to end hunger through a nationwide network of member food banks. However, data to inform decision making and drive action is dispersed across the network. Our vision is to develop a comprehensive data strategy that enables data sharing and efficiencies across the country to drive our efforts to end hunger. We will discuss early wins with Tableau such as:
- Our Performance Dashboard
- Poundage reporting
- Disaster management
- Local data recovery opportunities
- Our path forward in data collection across the network
- Early learnings to create a data driven culture for sustained growth
Thousands of women and girls from Mexico and Latin America are forced into an underground sex economy in the United States. Through the national hotlines operated by Polaris, we have compiled a large and complex dataset on these victims and the criminal networks that exploit them. Our recent partnership with Paxata and use of Tableau has allowed us to simplify our own data, synthesize it with external sources, and visualize it in a manner that is comprehensible. Join our data analyst for a demo of how we simplified complex data fields and geospatial data using Paxata to create a compelling story for law enforcement, government officials, and the general public.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Starbucks analysts have been leveraging traditional BI tools for the last decade. While these tools work well to provide information, they present challenges for self-service, lack visual appeal and interactivity.
Starbucks embraced Tableau with the goal of reducing/eliminating manual work and enabling executives with an interactive tool for metrics analysis. Not only did Tableau help solve these issues, it vastly improved adoption of BI and had an immediate impact on tracking KPI's across the enterprise.
We will cover the following during this session:
- How to transition from traditional BI to visual BI
- How to decide when to develop reports in traditional BI vs Tableau
- The change in requirements gathering
- Turning vision into reality
- Technical Architecture
Efficient Operating Room (OR) performance is a high priority as surgical services represent an important revenue source for hospitals. At its Celebration Health campus, Florida Hospital is employing a Real Time Location System (RTLS) to “see” what’s happening with every surgical patient—from registration to discharge—and measure the efficiency of its 11-suite operating room. With 14,000 cases annually and growing, there is constant pressure to increase efficiency and leverage capacity to the fullest.
Hear how Florida Hospital worked with Tableau Partner STANLEY Healthcare to use their RTLS-based Patient Flow solution and MobileView Analytics dashboards to track patient location and status, automate staff communication and provide metrics to quantify and continually improve operational efficiency and patient experience.
Learn the secrets for making dashboards that are both beautiful and delightful to interact with. In this session, you’ll see demos of how to design and customize dashboards using Tableau’s latest formatting capabilities along with the best advice from Tableau experts.
How do you strike a balance between ensuring content is validated and allowing self-service exploration? Compensation and financial reporting have to be 100% accurate and require subject matter expertise. On the other hand, the whole team needs to explore their data, their way. How do you do both? In this session, you'll learn how Tableau enables a team of over 3,000 people with a mix of "gold standard" validated dashboards for traditional reporting needs, alongside curated data sources and programs that enable exploration and self-service.
Data security is an essential topic nowadays, and most enterprise organizations have sophisticated data security models already in place. There are multiple ways you can achieve row-level security in Tableau, but why reinvent the wheel when you can leverage the existing database security processes?
In this session, you can learn the steps needed to configure Single Sign-On between Tableau and SAP HANA for database driven row-level security. We can accomplish this by using a combination of Kerberos for Tableau Desktop, and SAML for Tableau Server. We will explore SAP HANA and Tableau configuration settings, certificates, identity providers, and custom automated user provisioning processes. We’ll also review use cases for SAP HANA analytic privileges and demonstrate the steps required to connect to and publish secured SSO data sources.
The Wayfair Analytics team is hyper-focused on performance, as we serve 3 thousand internal end-users and provide them with the insights and visualizations they need to make Wayfair awesome. Some of our most business critical vizzes hit against 16+ billion records of real-time clickstream data and they load in less time than it takes you to sing "Everything's better, when it ships free."
In this session we will cover:
- Wayfair's strategy for designing visualizations for optimal performance and maximum intuitiveness
- How we enable fast on-demand customer segmentation against a 16+ billion record real-time dataset
- What's next on the big data frontier at Wayfair
Developing and implementing an enterprise demand management program that impacts all business groups and many of our 270K employees at Wells Fargo is a huge challenge. In this session we will share our journey on establishing an enterprise program focused on reducing third party spend and highlighting how data, analytics and reporting enabled by Tableau is helping us reach our cost savings goals. This session focuses on our journey, the value delivered and lessons learned along the way.
R-Integration is a powerful feature of Tableau. It combines the extensibility and statistical power of R with the drag-and-drop ease-of-use of Tableau. In this session, we will explore the possibilities of R-Integration in both Tableau Desktop and Server, and learn some advanced strategies for bringing the power of R into Tableau. If you have never used R-Integration before, come see why people are excited about the feature and the possibilities it opens up to Tableau. If you are already familiar with R, come learn more about how it works behind the scenes, and how to make your workbooks faster and easier to use.
In the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Research & Program Evaluation Office provides rigorous and high-quality research and analysis to support district priorities. In practical terms, we help district leaders figure out what's working, what's not working, and why. During this session, we’ll outline how we’ve used Tableau in our district to fight five myths involving student demographics, measuring diversity initiatives, state accountability systems, monitoring infrastructure needs, and test score distribution.
In two year, with limited resources, Staples has built a large Tableau community – with more than 300 developers across 20 departments, with over 2000 active server users. This session will explain the success story behind enterprise adoption and deployment and the crucial elements for success. We will present our story, supported by examples of tools and our own developed Tableau dashboards.
You will learn about:
- How a roadmap strategy can set you up for future success
- The different building blocks to create a successful community
- Why a Tableau platform lead is a critical success factor
- Why we still need IT, although initially business thinks we can do it ourselves
- Tools and Expansion the next step in self-service maturity
Are you a Tableau administrator or IT professional tasked with managing the growth of Tableau desktop and mobile installations within your organization? In this session, we'll do a deep dive around new functionality and discuss the nuts and bolts of how to deploy Tableau on Windows, Mac, and Mobile, including tips and tricks on how to configure your installations and manage licenses to get exactly the results you want. We will cover:
- How Tableau manages mobile deployments using mobile device management tool AirWatch
- How to install, register, and license Tableau desktops using command line tools
- How you can take advantage of the Automatic Product Update feature on Tableau Desktop
- How you can take advantage of the new Desktop Reporting feature to understand who is using Tableau Desktop in your organization
What is a map projection, really? How many are there? Why so many? Which is the best? Are they important? What do the cool kids do with them?
Map projections guarantee that your map will always be wrong-ish, but we want to help you make it right-er. This presentation will address the basics of map projections as well as challenges and tradeoffs to consider when working with spatial data. We’ll emphasize some of these tradeoffs and the push towards right-er maps through discussion of one interesting projection issue: hex bins for spatial aggregation.
Want something special for the background of your map in Tableau? Like a unique style of your own creation, or layers of your own geographic data? As a Senior Software Developer with the Tableau Maps Team I'll show you how to do those things, and more.
You are growing and want to make your data easy for your coworkers, partners, and customers to understand. But how do you ensure this is done securely with thousands of users who aren't part of your organization and might not follow your authentication guidelines? Join us and learn how to navigate authentication as you unleash the data revolution within and beyond your organization. Learn about different authentication options offered by Tableau. Based on common Tableau deployment scenarios, you will walk out with what authentication mechanism will work best for your growing Tableau user base.
Online surveys are a great way to get data-based feedback that allows you to take action backed up by data. However, survey data is often dimension-heavy, with just one or two measures. We will cover:
- How to prepare your survey data for analysis in Tableau
- What data types occur in survey data
- The right math for dealing with survey data, and what calculations can be done
- How to present survey data
Smith College is a private, liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts. Major investments are made each year sending admission officers to high schools and college fairs across the US and internationally. Lacking an admission CRM, we’ve implemented a Tableau-based travel planning tool. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how using Tableau transformed the planning process of this investment from an anecdotal and impression-based one to an empirical one leveraging historical admission data. We’ll show you real-life scenarios faced by Smith’s Office of Admission, how these scenarios were addressed, and how using Tableau to examine past trends helped inform strategic decisions. Specifically, increasing student body diversity, determining the highest yield markets, identifying regions with highest qualified students, maximizing recruitment for full pay students, and planning recruitment travel in a new market.
Level of detail (LOD) expressions make it possible to concisely formulate complex aggregations in Tableau calculations, and use them in views that are aggregated at different levels of detail with a different set of filters. They blur the line between measures and dimensions, allowing aggregations to be used as dimensions so you can answer complex questions with ease. This session is a guided journey to understanding the mechanics of LODs so you can understand how they work and where and how to apply them in your analysis.
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, Sith-sploding pie charts, and more. Skip the Jedi temple’s pancake dinner boys and girls and earn an advanced degree in evil. No emo Sith allowed (Just kidding about the pie charts).
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 easily from both internal and external web services. Web Data Connectors let you connect to and refresh web data sources by writing some custom code. In this session we'll walk through how these connectors work, how they integrate with Tableau, and look at some real world examples. We'll even write a simple connector and take you through the steps to build, debug, and share the final connector.
Do your string calculations turn your cursor into an interminable spinner? Do you find yourself deep in an analytical problem, writing calculations that even you can barely follow? Have you turned a high-performing database into a slow experience by over processing the front-end? We will be exploring tips and tricks in Tableau Desktop in order to solve problems effectively and efficiently. Come learn how to optimize your experience and maximize both Tableau and your database.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get the attention of your execs and arm them with data anyone can see and understand. Learn what makes a great executive dashboard and find out how to create one that will blow them away. We’ll help you figure out what questions to ask, and how to keep the content relevant and out of the weeds. You’ll also learn how to handle these conversations, and how Tableau empowers mobile, tablet, and desktop data enthusiasts alike.
Who is responsible for data quality? Does data have to be validated before it is shared? What the heck is data governance really? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this tell all confessional from a BI Director. This Tableau Zen Master session includes discussion on data strategy, data architecture, data stewardship, informatics, education, and project portfolio management. If you are looking for inspiration about how to better govern data from end-to-end at your company, then this session is for you.
Where Tableau's built-in subscription and alerting functionality ends, VizAlerts takes off. VizAlerts is an open-source tool originally built at Tableau for internal use that enhances Tableau's subscriptions with rich emails with images, PDFs, and data from Tableau views that can be delivered to any recipient based on any trigger criteria you can imagine. The creators of VizAlerts will demonstrate the configuration and operation of VizAlerts with 3 use cases: extract and workbook usage monitoring on Tableau's own internal Tableau Server deployment, daily reporting and merged emails at Southern Maine Health Care, and threshold-based alerts and SMS messaging for the PATH Foundation and Zambia Ministry of Health in partnership with the Tableau Foundation to help eliminate malaria. This Tableau Zen Master session is great for Tableau admins as well as Tableau evangelists who want to deliver more views to more people. For more information about VizAlerts see https://github.com/tableau/VizAlerts.
Calling all Tableau Mobile customers! Join us to share best practices and see new concepts from the development team. We want to hear how you're using data in the wild. Bring your feedback and ideas!
This is for people using Tableau in any mobile context or on touchscreens, whether you're using the Mobile apps or not.
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 TC16, 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!
Stop by and make an appointmet: You’ve seen interactive, long-form articles that combine text, data visualizations and other media that tell truly compelling narratives around data. Think examples like the New York Times, Bloomberg, or other beautiful stories developed to bring data to life. Wish you could do the same with your data and reports inside your organization? Come try our prototype that’ll let you do just that, without writing a single line of code.
Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Chat with the team about ongoing projects, and share your personal experiences with Tableau. Drop in and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.