587 Tableau Conference Sessions

Welcome to the Tableau Conference 2019 official session catalog. If you are already registered to attend, log in to the web schedule builder or download the mobile app to reserve a seat in your must-see sessions and hands-on trainings. If you’d like to see the schedule using Tableau Desktop, you can connect to the data directly here.

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Enabling Everyone to Proficiency

Maximizing analytics investments and capitalizing on the transformative potential of data means that everyone encountering it—regardless of skill levels and data fluency—must be able to turn data into insights. This session will deep dive into the Proficiency section of Tableau Blueprint and go into depth on user education, measuring adoption and engagement, and increasing data fluency within your organization through best practices.
Speaker(s): Michael Holcomb
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Enhance Your Enterprise Capabilities with the Tableau Server Management Add-on

As companies grow their self-service analytics capabilities, it becomes increasingly challenging to scale and manage these business-critical deployments, and increasingly complex to maintain good, consistent governance and security policies. In this session, come learn about Tableau’s newest offering to help tackle these challenges directly! The Tableau Server Management Add-on SKU includes capabilities that improve the manageability of Tableau Server clusters with workload management and enhanced monitoring, and other new features such as self-service content mobility and advanced encryption key management. This session will give a general overview of the add-on but will also deep dive into the content mobility capabilities and monitoring enhancements available in the initial release.
Speaker(s): Hemanth Srinivas
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Equinix: From Data to Insights using Ask Data: Empowering Users with NLP

What happens when you have thousands of users that need analytics & insights? Well, you plug in Ask Data, Tableau’s latest NLP based insights engine. In this session, you will learn how a large Tableau deployment base uses Ask Data to enable some of these insights for users. We will share the underlying deployment architecture and enablement journey from Data to Insights. This session will also focus on simplifying the path to insights by using Ask Data which requires preparing data for natural language interaction.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Equinix’s Enterprise Data & Analytics Platform Transformation Journey

Building a highly integrated, advanced data & analytics platform to deliver insights and predictions on Enterprise data is no easy accomplishment. In this session we will learn how a large enterprise enables advanced analytics using data pipelines, highly cross-functional data store and advanced visualizations using advanced visualization, cloud and in-memory data platforms. We will take you through the journey and share with you our approach, learnings and challenges during the process.
Speaker(s): Ranjit Sandhu
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Even More Data Science Applications in Tableau

Use Tableau to drive value with your statistical and machine learning models by making them accessible to business users in familiar interactive dashboards. Learn how to integrate R and Python code, as well as models from major data science tools, in Tableau and create self-service tools that bring predictions to the business and don't require custom code to deploy or maintain.
Speaker(s): Nathan Mannheimer
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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Expedia: Making Advanced Analytics Simple with Ask Data

Looking to bring business insights to your organization faster? In this session, you will see how we deployed Ask Data for managers to use as their core reporting tool, replacing multiple workbooks previously curated by analytic teams. Our use cases cover solutions for operational managers and other roles that have seen an immediate impact from Ask Data.
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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Explain Data

Explain Data gives you explanations for unexpected values in your data with a single click. Behind the scenes, hundreds of potential explanations are checked and the most likely ones are surfaced. This not only saves you time, as it brings you to the why quickly, but you can discover insights you didn’t know existed, and easily access and explore explanations.
Speaker(s): Michael Lucas, Matt Ramsey
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Explain Data

Explain Data gives you explanations for unexpected values in your data with a single click. Behind the scenes, hundreds of potential explanations are checked and the most likely ones are surfaced. This not only saves you time, as it brings you to the why quickly, but you can discover insights you didn’t know existed, and easily access and explore explanations.
Speaker(s): Michael Lucas, Matt Ramsey
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Explain Data (BYO Laptop)

Note: This is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session and computers will not be provided. Please bring your own! Explain Data gives you explanations for unexpected values in your data with a single click. Behind the scenes, hundreds of potential explanations are checked and the most likely ones are surfaced. This not only saves you time, as it brings you to the why quickly, but you can discover insights you didn’t know existed, and easily access and explore explanations.
Speaker(s): Michael Lucas, Matt Ramsey
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Explain Data Internals: Automated Bayesian Modeling

How does Tableau explain data? Recently added capabilities, based on technology acquired from Empirical Systems in 2018, automatically and interactively fit hundreds of models to data, and quantify confidence in the results. But what happens next? This session will go into some of the implementation details. Come to learn more about scoring, expected and unlikely values, and how explanations are synthesized from observed data.
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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Extending Your Data Catalog into Tableau

Data catalogs are a must-have capability for organizations looking to quickly discover relevant and trusted data assets. Learn how to leverage the power of your data catalog into Tableau as we discuss integrations with leading data catalog providers.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Facebook: A Governance Journey Inspired by Our Values

We refer to our core values along with data when making decisions and as such we make big bets, learn to fail and succeed together with our partners. Business groups must embrace stronger governance supported and trusted by engineering. In this session, you’ll learn about the journey of scaling governance from uncertified to certified data sources.
Speaker(s): Nicolas Gousakoff
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Fanalytics

Grab a drink and join your fellow data rockstars for an evening celebrating all things community! Learn how you can plug into community activities, maximize your success with Tableau Public, and make the most of your data visualization journey. At the end of the evening, join us for The Vizzies, an award ceremony by the community, for the community. All are welcome, so don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with your #datafam or meet someone new!
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Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Fannie Mae: Driving Analytics Deep into our Business

This session recounts our journey to build a modern analytics platform with wide-spread Tableau adoption throughout the company. To get there, we leveraged three guiding principles throughout that were key to our success: Speed, Democratized Data and Self-service. We moved to a single, fast system with end-to-end views of our entire business used company-wide, with auto-curated content and no redundancy.
Speaker(s): Steve Holden
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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FareStart | Catalyst Kitchens: Creating Industry Standards with Historical Data

Catalyst Kitchens supports a network of 70+ nonprofits to help them launch and scale food service job training programs across North America. Given the overwhelming need for industry standards and insights, we used Tableau to look at six years of outcome data to spot KPIs central to successful programs. This examination allowed us to clearly define a set of useful benchmarks for our nonprofits. Come to this session to hear our approach and see where this work is headed.
Session Type: Session
Level: New to Tableau

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FICO: Joining Forces with Tableau to Help Marketers Understand their Customers and Optimize Engagement

In this session, learn how our partnership with Tableau addresses the common barriers most marketers face, whether you are consolidating data sources, extracting value from near real-time customer data, or adapting to flexibility and timely insights needed to meet the ever-changing demands of customers. Tableau dashboards combine data to deliver insights that help plan, execute, and manage multi-channel campaigns that are accelerate sales, improve customer engagement, and optimize marketing campaigns enabling your colleagues to make better decisions, act with confidence, demonstrate their impact, and delight their customers.
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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FINRA: Auditing using Tableau

Learn how our Internal Audit started using Tableau in the last few years to enhance our plan & process auditing by reviewing 100% of the population with different visualizations.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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First-time Deployment: Tableau Server on AWS

New to the cloud or on a mission to explore? Join us and master how to set up Tableau Server in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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First-time Deployment: Tableau Server on AWS

New to the cloud or on a mission to explore? Join us and master how to set up Tableau Server in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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First-time Deployment: Tableau Server on AWS (BYO Laptop)

Note: This is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session and computers will not be provided. Please bring your own! New to the cloud or on a mission to explore? Join us and master how to set up Tableau Server in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Forecast Business Impact with Weather Signals and Tableau

Forecasting is at the core of what you do to run your business. And it is also what The Weather Company does best. Attend this session to learn how to use the power of the Tableau Platform with big weather data and analytics from The Weather Company to better understand the impact weather has on your business, and more importantly, to understand the actions you can take to improve business performance in the face of weather. We will discuss use cases across industries that will illustrate how to use Tableau to put weather data and analytics to work to increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs, increase sales, improve worker safety and more.
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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Fragomen: Secure Real Time Data in our Customer Portal with Embedded Analytics

The business requirement specified that data be accessed using row level security for our client facing customer portal, which contains Tableau embedded analytics. Based on a review with our security team, it was determined that unencrypted Tableau extracts did not meet the level of security required by our firm and our clients. After several different attempts, a solution was developed using the REST API. In this session, we will explain how we solved the problem and are creating standardized dashboards for more than 14,000 clients without any risk of unauthorized data exposure.
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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From 'Hello World' to Saving the World: Advanced Analytics with Python

In this session, we'll demonstrate how the integration between Tableau and Python can be used throughout your data science process to take your analytics to the next level. We'll leverage regression and classification models to look at environmental issues and explore how these models can be deployed at scale to democratize data science across your business.
Speaker(s): Rachel Bowes
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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From Degas to Dashboards: Lessons of the Great Masters

For over 30,000 years, we have expressed ourselves through visual art, and there are lessons we can draw from painting and apply them to viz. What do Impressionists teach us about rollup and drilldown? How does Cubism help us tell a data story? Set against a canvas of art history, we will learn a dozen specific techniques and tools for building meaningful, engaging, and visually striking dashboards.
Speaker(s): Jeff Pettiross
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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From License to Landing

Still stuck on cores? Learn how companies are using Tableau new role-based licensing to unleash the power of their deployment. You'll hear about top tips and tricks to provision licenses, manage capacity and configure the experience so that your users have a seamless first experience, with customized start pages, Home, and more.
Speaker(s): Andrew Kritzer, Sean Li
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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From Tableau Blueprint to Action: Enabling an Analytics Driven Culture

How Nationwide Insurance has executed components of the Tableau Blueprint throughout the past 6 years to increase the literacy of data analytics across the organization and create a culture focused on data
Speaker(s): Erin Hamm, Brooks Adams
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Fundbox: Making Data Democratic and Driving a Data-Driven Decision Culture

This session discusses how an analytics team uses Tableau to provide easy data access and to drive decision making. Specific topics include prioritizing partners based on net profitability, optimizing CAC by selecting the right prospects to target, forecasting user cohort life time value, optimizing fees based on user risk profile, analyzing sales performance using Salesforce API, and using Survey Monkey API for customer feedback analysis.
Speaker(s): Anchit Singh
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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General Dynamics: I Want a Piece of That

This session reviews how we've embedded our use of Tableau and consider it a best practice standard for enterprise data reporting. You will learn how we use it to spark conversations, providing opportunities to share stories across numerous platforms.
Speaker(s): Helena Niu
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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General Dynamics: Turning Military Intelligence into Business Intelligence

What does Military Intelligence have in common with Business Intelligence? Both deal with the act of understanding; the former, understanding one’s adversary and the latter understanding one’s business. Both have their own unique goals that must be measured to monitor progress and ensure completion. This session examines the essential elements of Business Strategy, the concept that “you can’t improve what you can’t measure,” and describes our journey creating a data-driven organization by leveraging the experience they gained providing data analytics services to the Special Operations and Intelligence Community.
Speaker(s): Paul Hockel
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Get on it, Stat: Statistical Analysis Skills in Tableau

Have you wondered if the average you’re displaying is actually representative of your data? What do you think will happen when you compare two groups of different sizes? This session will provide you with the tools you need to investigate common distributions, and then use assumptions to create meaningful statistics to inform your business problems. You will learn to create correlation matrices, check if your data is normally distributed using Q-Q plots, and convert statistical formulas into Tableau calculated fields. By the end of this training session, you will be able to determine how and to what degree your statistical conclusions support your business decisions.
Speaker(s): Roman Usatin, Linh Tran
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Jedi

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Get on it, Stat: Statistical Analysis Skills in Tableau

Have you wondered if the average you’re displaying is actually representative of your data? What do you think will happen when you compare two groups of different sizes? This session will provide you with the tools you need to investigate common distributions, and then use assumptions to create meaningful statistics to inform your business problems. You will learn to create correlation matrices, check if your data is normally distributed using Q-Q plots, and convert statistical formulas into Tableau calculated fields. By the end of this training session, you will be able to determine how and to what degree your statistical conclusions support your business decisions.
Speaker(s): Roman Usatin, Linh Tran
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Jedi

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Get on it, Stat: Statistical Analysis Skills in Tableau

Have you wondered if the average you’re displaying is actually representative of your data? What do you think will happen when you compare two groups of different sizes? This session will provide you with the tools you need to investigate common distributions, and then use assumptions to create meaningful statistics to inform your business problems. You will learn to create correlation matrices, check if your data is normally distributed using Q-Q plots, and convert statistical formulas into Tableau calculated fields. By the end of this training session, you will be able to determine how and to what degree your statistical conclusions support your business decisions.
Speaker(s): Roman Usatin, Linh Tran
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Jedi

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Get on it, Stat: Statistical Analysis Skills in Tableau (BYO Laptop)

Note: This is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session and computers will not be provided. Please bring your own! Have you wondered if the average you’re displaying is actually representative of your data? What do you think will happen when you compare two groups of different sizes? This session will provide you with the tools you need to investigate common distributions, and then use assumptions to create meaningful statistics to inform your business problems. You will learn to create correlation matrices, check if your data is normally distributed using Q-Q plots, and convert statistical formulas into Tableau calculated fields. By the end of this training session, you will be able to determine how and to what degree your statistical conclusions support your business decisions.
Speaker(s): Roman Usatin, Linh Tran
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Jedi

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Get Your FIX with This Level of Detail Session!

Getting bored of the same old simple LOD functions? Interested in learning more advanced ways to analyze your data? Using a couple of different data sets, this session will cover some of the syntax and practical use cases of Level of Detail expressions to solve complex problems. Get your FIX of LODs and leave this session ready to bring whole new levels of value to your Tableau dashboards!
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Get Your FIX with This Level of Detail Session!

Getting bored of the same old simple LOD functions? Interested in learning more advanced ways to analyze your data? Using a couple of different data sets, this session will cover some of the syntax and practical use cases of Level of Detail expressions to solve complex problems. Get your FIX of LODs and leave this session ready to bring whole new levels of value to your Tableau dashboards!
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Get Your FIX with This Level of Detail Session!

Getting bored of the same old simple LOD functions? Interested in learning more advanced ways to analyze your data? Using a couple of different data sets, this session will cover some of the syntax and practical use cases of Level of Detail expressions to solve complex problems. Get your FIX of LODs and leave this session ready to bring whole new levels of value to your Tableau dashboards!
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Get Your FIX with This Level of Detail Session!

Getting bored of the same old simple LOD functions? Interested in learning more advanced ways to analyze your data? Using a couple of different data sets, this session will cover some of the syntax and practical use cases of Level of Detail expressions to solve complex problems. Get your FIX of LODs and leave this session ready to bring whole new levels of value to your Tableau dashboards!
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Get Your Tableau Operations in Order!

Have you ever tried to use a filter and it didn't work the way you expected? During the execution of a visualization, it’s important to understand the order of how things get done in Tableau. During this session, we will cover the Tableau query pipeline, from different filter types to table calculations and LODs. This is a fast-paced session so knowing the Tableau Desktop interface and having a basic understanding of calculations and filters is essential. Come along if you are ready to dig in and control your data portion while building your vizzes!
Speaker(s): Silvia Cioffi
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Gettin' Vizzy with it: Advanced Visualization Types

We’ve all seen visuals that push the boundaries of what Tableau is capable of. Attend this session to learn how the folks on Tableau Public do it! We’ll explore various Jedi level chart types, everything from dumbbell charts and hex tile maps, to Sankeys and sunbursts.
Speaker(s): Ethan Roberts, Katie Geno
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Gettin' Vizzy with it: Advanced Visualization Types

We’ve all seen visuals that push the boundaries of what Tableau is capable of. Attend this session to learn how the folks on Tableau Public do it! We’ll explore various Jedi level chart types, everything from dumbbell charts and hex tile maps, to Sankeys and sunbursts.
Speaker(s): Ethan Roberts, Katie Geno
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Gettin' Vizzy with it: Advanced Visualization Types

We’ve all seen visuals that push the boundaries of what Tableau is capable of. Attend this session to learn how the folks on Tableau Public do it! We’ll explore various Jedi level chart types, everything from dumbbell charts and hex tile maps, to Sankeys and sunbursts.
Speaker(s): Ethan Roberts, Katie Geno
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Gettin' Vizzy with it: Advanced Visualization Types

We’ve all seen visuals that push the boundaries of what Tableau is capable of. Attend this session to learn how the folks on Tableau Public do it! We’ll explore various Jedi level chart types, everything from dumbbell charts and hex tile maps, to Sankeys and sunbursts.
Speaker(s): Ethan Roberts, Katie Geno
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Getting the Most Out of Tableau with Google Cloud Data

In this session we'll walk through a number of features unique to Google Cloud, and how to leverage them in your Tableau Deployment to get the best performance possible. We'll deep dive on BigQuery and how to optimize between Tableau extracts and live connections, machine learning capabilities, and the new BI Engine feature. In addition, we'll cover what a fully formed data pipeline looks like and when/why to use each of the components in the pipeline.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Give Us the Deets: LOD Calcs for New Tableau Users

Familiar with calculated fields, but ready to master a new level of analysis? This intro track on LOD (Level of Detail) expressions is ideal for your eager mind. Learn how to articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail," master best practices, incorporate LOD expressions into your daily workflow, and demonstrate how they differ from other calculations.
Speaker(s): Howard Min, Megan Kelly
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Give Us the Deets: LOD Calcs for New Tableau Users

Familiar with calculated fields, but ready to master a new level of analysis? This intro track on LOD (Level of Detail) expressions is ideal for your eager mind. Learn how to articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail," master best practices, incorporate LOD expressions into your daily workflow, and demonstrate how they differ from other calculations.
Speaker(s): Howard Min, Megan Kelly
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Give Us the Deets: LOD Calcs for New Tableau Users

Familiar with calculated fields, but ready to master a new level of analysis? This intro track on LOD (Level of Detail) expressions is ideal for your eager mind. Learn how to articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail," master best practices, incorporate LOD expressions into your daily workflow, and demonstrate how they differ from other calculations.
Speaker(s): Howard Min, Megan Kelly
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Giving Back With Data

The demand for data skills is on the rise. The need to see and understand your data has never been greater. This is especially true for nonprofits who are trying to solve complex, intractable problems like homelessness, infectious disease and environmental protection. That's where data volunteers come in; Tableau is sending employees into the field to help tackle data challenges, and you can do the same. Learn how Tableau Foundation enables our employees to do good using their Tableau skills, both at home and around the world.
Speaker(s): Ashley Monson
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Go with the Flow: Tableau Prep for Beginners

Does aggregating aggravate you? Are you pivoting in the wrong direction? Then come practice your ETL ABCs! In this technical introduction to Tableau Prep, we’ll connect to data, wrangle it, profile it, clean it, change it, join it, group it, aggregate it, pivot it, export it, and more. An introductory knowledge of Tableau Desktop will benefit you, but isn’t required.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Go with the Flow: Tableau Prep for Beginners (BYO Laptop)

Note: This is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session and computers will not be provided. Please bring your own! Does aggregating aggravate you? Are you pivoting in the wrong direction? Then come practice your ETL ABCs! In this technical introduction to Tableau Prep, we’ll connect to data, wrangle it, profile it, clean it, change it, join it, group it, aggregate it, pivot it, export it, and more. An introductory knowledge of Tableau Desktop will benefit you, but isn’t required.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Go with the Flow: Tableau Prep for Beginners (BYO Laptop)

Note: This is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session and computers will not be provided. Please bring your own! Does aggregating aggravate you? Are you pivoting in the wrong direction? Then come practice your ETL ABCs! In this technical introduction to Tableau Prep, we’ll connect to data, wrangle it, profile it, clean it, change it, join it, group it, aggregate it, pivot it, export it, and more. An introductory knowledge of Tableau Desktop will benefit you, but isn’t required.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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