9:00 am

Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote
Location: Galaxy Ballroom CDE

10:30 am

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.

Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior 1

Data preparation is time consuming so Tableau's added some new features to help. The latest is Union, Pivot, DateParse, and Data Interpreter. Union allows you to combine data from multiple sources, while Pivot reshapes the data between some cross-tab and columnar formats. Data Interpreter detects the actual data in Excel files and distinguishes it from headers and comments to help you prep messy spreadsheets. In this session we'll demonstrate how to use these new features, discuss best practices, and explain how Tableau interprets and reshapes your data.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior 2

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

Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Kaede 1

Is a simple inner join simply not meeting your needs? Do you want to relate your tables to one another in unexpected ways? Are your one-to-many relationships tanking your performance? This hands-on class goes beyond basic inner joins and covers advanced joining concepts. This session is designed for people who are already familiar with inner joins and the concepts of one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships.

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Kaede 2

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.

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura B

11:45 am

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: Star Junior 1

Come and learn from Tableau's Performance SWAT Team about all the knobs and dials you can use to tune your enterprise's Tableau Server deployment to maximize performance.

Come to learn about:

•       Adjusting your topology based on your usage

•       Small workbook tweaks with big impacts

•       How to monitor various performance aspects on Tableau Server

•       How Tableau utilizes the resources on your host

•       Reducing query times with data base tweaks

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura B

2:00 pm

Speaker: Francois Ajenstat
Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote
Location: Galaxy Ballroom CDE

3:15 pm

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.

Level: Beginner
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Kaede 1

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: Kaede 2

Showing time is more than just making a trendline. This session will show you multiple ways you can find new insights in your time-based data. Not only that, the bigger lesson is that in order to understand your data, it's vital to see time in as many ways as possible to glean the most insight from it.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura A

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.

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior 1

4:30 pm

It is easy to make a map in Tableau. Unfortunately, it is also easy to make a bad map. This session will introduce you to cartographic best practices to help you make better, more effective maps in (and outside of) Tableau and do it faster. This presentation will introduce principles of map design, including matching your map to the audience and question, choosing the right map type, designing more effective tool tips, and general symbolization techniques to help make your map more intuitive and effective for seeing and understanding the patterns in your spatial data.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior 1

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 percent of each day was the device active? Join this Jedi session to find out!

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior B