9:00 am

Join us for the 2017 Tableau Keynote address!

Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote

10:30 am

Do your dashboards leave you audience underwhelmed? In this session, Andy Cotgreave explains how to use effective visual design to build dashboards that are truthful, engaging, and informative. Andy will deconstruct a competition-winning dashboard, using it to highlight the design decisions being made, and bring in examples from the wider world of visual analytics. You will leave with a tool kit full of ideas--some simple, some complex--to make your work more effective.

Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Little Gallery

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.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

Wondering how Tableau Server scales in your own environment? Ever been mystified by the process of parsing Server log files? In this session, we will cover two tools that will help you better plan your Tableau Server environment as well as know how to troubleshoot when issues arise. With TabJolt, you'll learn:

 

- Capabilites of TabJolt, an externally released 'point and run' performance load testing tool designed to work with Server

 

- How to analyze your performance results and make capacity planning decision

With LogShark, you'll  learn how to:

 

- Examine the pain points of manually analyzing logs

 

- Parse logs, structure log data in a Tableau-friendly format, and visualize log data in Tableau

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2

Do you conduct business in more than one language? Ever wondered how to design a single dashboard to be consumed by people in whatever country they reside? In this session, we'll cover all of the tips and tricks involved with localization - from taking advantage of data sources to implementing with paramters. You'll leave the session feeing very happy /très heureux / muy feliz/ sehr glücklich. 

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS4

With so many options of what to build and how to design in Tableau, it can sometimes feel daunting to be assigned the task of implementing a corporate standard. In this session, we'll cover how to create a unified look and theme across dashboards in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and Mobile Devices. Learn shortcuts to formatting in Desktop and even how to customise your Tableau Server interface.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: EM4

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.

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS7

You've learned about actions and interactivity, but how do you truly implement a 'Guided Analytics' approach? In this session, you'll learn how to take advantage of aggregated extracts, cross-db filtering and more in order to optimise performance and get answers to questions more quickly and efficiently.

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS3

11:45 am

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.

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM1

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! The session will also cover how Tableau's built-in forecasting functionality really works;  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?

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

Our mission at Tableau is to let you see and understand your data the way you want no matter where your data is. When it comes to the cloud, Tableau is all about flexibility as we help you with your own journey. In this session, we will provide you with an overview of all Tableau’s Cloud offerings.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2

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.

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Little Gallery

1:45 pm

Join us for the 2017 Tableau Keynote address!

Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote

3:00 pm

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.

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Little Gallery

Has learning SQL, MDX or Python been on your bucket list for years? In this session, you will be introduced to the wonderful coder-free world of calculated fields, quick table calculations and the analytics pane. In the second half, we'll debug common calculation errors that have first-timers feeling frustrated. By the end of this session, you'll look and feel like a calculation magician, without any need to shell out for code academy.

Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM1

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

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

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 leverage Data Server to speed up your analytics workflow and promote one version of the truth 

- Live or Extract? What does Data Server do with either option

- How big organizations enable self-service data

- Who and what are impacted when working with a data source within Data Server

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2

From custom objects to hexagonal bins we’ll be stretching the boundaries of what is possible in Tableau. Also, we’ll be highlighting a range of tools that complement the wide range of mapping capabilities in Tableau. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and a tool set to take geographical and spatial data to new heights in Tableau.

 

What you will learn:

 

- Map Latitude and Longitude points, paths and polygons stored within your data or stored in shapefiles

 

- Overlay two custom layers in a Tableau view

 

- High-level overview of Tableau’s custom geocoding

 

- Measure spatial distance between points in Tableau

 

- Compute and map Hexagonal Bins to identify patterns in areas of dense spatial information

Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS4

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.

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: EM4

OLAP databases like SAP BW, SQL Server Analysis Services and Oracle Essbase are  popular sources for business intelligence data. Come to this session to learn and explore how you can maximise the use of Tableau against cubes. This session is not a deep-dive into OLAP Cubes and will focus on specific exercises in Tableau.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS7

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.

Level: Jedi
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS3

4:15 pm

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.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM1

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.

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

Ever wish you could automate some of the mundane tasks you have to deal with each day? With TabCmd, TabAdmin and the REST API, you can. In this session, we'll show you how to use these three tools for programatic tasks related to Tableau Server or Online content, data and users.

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2