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Let’s Talk Tableau Conference 2016

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Let’s Talk Tableau Conference 2016

  1. 1. Let’s Talk Tableau Conference 2016 October 2016
  2. 2. Tableau Desktop 9 Certified Professional, DQA Sr. Informatics Analyst at Aetna http://www.jacksontwo.com @AnnUJackson https://www.linkedin.com/in/AnnUJackson Ann Jackson
  3. 3. Attending in person?
  4. 4. The week at a glance… Monday • Welcome Reception • Meetups • Pre-Conference Training Workshops • Certification Exams Tuesday • Tableau Keynote • Tableau Doctor • Breakout Sessions • Hands-On Training Wednesday • Guest Keynote Session • Tableau Doctor • Iron Viz • Breakout Sessions • Hands-On Training • Data Night Out Thursday • Tableau Doctor • Breakout Sessions • Hands-On Training • Closing Keynote • Certification Exams Friday • Post Conference Training Workshops • Certification Exams Training Workshops & Certification Exams require additional fee and pre-registration Full Schedule: https://tc16.tableau.com/learn/schedule/all
  5. 5. Types of sessions… Keynotes • Tableau’s vision • Developers on Stage • Shankar Vedantam • Bill Nye BreakoutSessions • Lessons from the field • Lecture style, typically PowerPoint with demos • First come, first serve • Hour-long Hands-OnTraining • Two-hour classroom style session • Tips & tricks • Pre-register in the app Meetups • Informal gathering by area of interest • Save your favs in app Breakout Sessions are recorded & will be available on-demand; Hands-On Training session materials available post-conference
  6. 6. What to expect at TC? These Folks Have Done It • Practical Advice + Peer Guidance + Proof • How to put new features to work for the enterprise • There’s a story for you regardless of where you are on your Tableau journey • Learn from others blunders, demos, and best practices Battle Stories from the Field • Real World Situations – Scaling Tableau • Making the impossible possible Global Deployment Strategies • See what other BI leaders are doing and how • Hear about the most successful enterprise deployments • Learn what technology & solution mix other organizations are using
  7. 7. Westin Austin Downtown 310 E 5th St Courtyard Marriott Austin Downtown 300 E 4th St Hilton Austin 500 E 4th St JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St Austin CC 500 E Cesar Chavez St Radisson 111 E Cesar Chavez St Four Seasons Hotel Austin 98 San Jacinto Blvd Hotel Van Zandt 605 Davis St The main venues….
  8. 8. Download the app!
  9. 9. • Leave space in your bag for swag • Bring business cards • Dress comfortably, including shoes! • Engage in social media • Make friends • Bring snacks & water bottle • Carry extra power • Plan your sessions ahead • Pick some backup sessions • Step outside of your industry comfort zone • Download the app! • Don’t be afraid to walk out • Don’t miss the keynotes or IronViz! Top Tips from Zen Masters
  10. 10. • https://twitter.com/search?q=%23protip%20%23data15&src=typd • https://www.interworks.com/blog/tcostello/2013/09/05/packing-tcc13-tips-conference-veteran • https://www.concentra.co.uk/blog/how-get-most-out-tableau-customer-conference • http://oldiw.preview.interworks.com/blogs/dwyers/2014/08/28/2014-tableau-conference-survival- guide • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tableau-data-nerds-unite-what-you-need-know-when-tc16- george • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/6-tips-from-tableau-conference-attendee-how-make-most- mcmullen • https://thatdatavizguy.com/2016/10/11/everything-you-need-to-know-to-prepare-for-the- tableau-conference-2016/ Need more prep material? Most links taken from Jonathan Drummey's Tableau Padawan
  11. 11. Let’s hang out! You can find me…
  12. 12. General sessions & meetups Monday • Meetup: Data+Women 3-5 PM • IT Welcome Meet Up 3 – 4 PM • Welcome Reception 5-8 PM • Hackathon 8 AM to 10 PM Tuesday • Meetup: Healthcare & Life Sciences 7-8 AM • Keynote – Tableau Vision 8:30 – 10 AM • Meetup: Tableau Community Team & User Group Leaders 2:45 – 3:15 PM • Keynote – Tableau Devs on Stage 5 – 6 PM Wednesday • Keynote – Shankar Vedantam 9 – 10 AM • IT Approach to Tableau UG 12:15 – 2:45 PM • Data Night Out 5:30 – 10 PM Thursday • Keynote – Bill Nye 1:45 – 2:45 PM Heading back to PHX in the evening Landing at 2 PM Planning on attending Jedi hands-on sessions
  13. 13. Can’t make it to Austin? Join in on the fun virtually…
  14. 14. Tableau Conference Live • Keynotes streamed live • 11 most popular breakout sessions streamed live • 400+ breakout sessions after conference conclusion • Breakout content including presentations & workbooks http://tclive.tableau.com/SignUp
  15. 15. http://tc16.tableau.com/learn/sessions/3641 Every event has a session ID… When: Monday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm Where: ACC - L1 - Ballroom A Speaker(s): Vee Souryamat, Multnomah County Chloe Tseng, Twitter Jon Agnone, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Cathy Banks, Tableau Brit Cava, Slalom Consulting Content Type: Meetups and User Groups Level: Beginner Track: General Hashtag: #DataPlusWomen
  16. 16. Follow Zen Masters https://twitter.com/acotgreave/lists/tableau-zen-masters/members Adam McCann @adamemccann Allan Walker @AllanWalkerIT Andy Kriebel @VizWizBI Anya A’Hearn @datablick Bridget Cogley @WindsCogley Brit Cava @DataBrit Chris DeMartini @demartsc Chris Love @ChrisLuv Craig Bloodworth @craigbloodworth David Murphy @Datasaurus-Rex Jeffrey Shaffer @HighVizAbility Jonathan Drummey @jonathandrummey Joshua Milligan @VizPainter Kelly Martin @VizCandy Mark Jackson @ugamarkj Matt Chambers @sirvizalot Mike Roberts @DataRoberts Paul Banoub @paulbanoub Pooja Gandhi @drexelpooja Robert Radburn @robradburn Robert Rouse @bibleviz Rody Zakovich @RodyZakovich Ryan Sleeper @OSMGuy Shawn Wallwork @ShawnWallwork Steve Wexler @VizBizWiz Tamas Foldi @tfoldi Yvan Fornes @YvanFornes http://www.tableau.com/ZenMasters
  17. 17. Follow Us! Live tweeting Lots of photos Periscope
  18. 18. We have the best community https://public.tableau.com/profile/pamelaok#!/vizh ome/TC16Schedule/TC16ScheduleBrowser
  19. 19. Get yourself certified!
  20. 20. Why become certified?  Holding certification distinguishes you as an expert  Access to expert community & swag  Strengthens your resume  Foundation to describe your technical skills  Demonstrates commitment & follow through
  21. 21. Desktop certification comes in 2 flavors Qualified Associate (1st Level) • $250 Exam Fee • For users with 5+ months of experience • 2 hours, 34 questions multiple choice (75% passing score) • Schedule & take online at any time Certified Professional (2nd Level) • $600 Exam Fee • For users with 9+ months of experience • 3 hours, essay response & submitting work (graded by committee) • Schedule & take online at any time Exam prep guide Exam prep guide
  22. 22.  Knowledge based questions  Hands on, multiple choice  Finding answers to basic questions  Using most common features  Leveraging built in tools  Right answer to every question  Applying your expertise  Critiquing visualizations  Re-visualizing data  Data storytelling  Advanced technical concepts  No “right answer” Qualified Associate vs. Certified Professional
  23. 23. Qualified Associate vs. Certified Professional Using the Superstore data set, what is the total sales for the ‘Home Office’ segment in July 2012? A. $37,930.18 B. $2,168,952.03 C. $141,773.41 D. $511,670.04 Answer: $37,930.18 Management is interested in understanding how different regions performed in the ‘Home Office’ segment. Create a visualization that shows the sales for each region compared to overall sales. Point out any interesting findings.
  24. 24. Prepping for the exam…  Schedule your exam 2 to 3 weeks before you’re ready  Become familiar with Superstore and other Tableau data sets  Exam is on a Windows virtual machine  If you’re a Mac user, practice on a Windows machine  Expect some latency, number pad may not work  Expectation that you can navigate and connect to different types of data sources
  25. 25. Key takeaways  Know how to navigate and different methods to do the same thing  New or popular feature? It’ll probably be on the test  If you’re writing an in depth calculated field, consider an alternative method  Pretty visualizations won’t play a factor, but will give you great practical experience for Certified Professional
  26. 26. Need more help? Tableau offers the following courses: • http://mkt.tableau.com/files/Desktop_I_Course_Description.pdf • http://mkt.tableau.com/files/Desktop_II_Course_Description.pdf • http://mkt.tableau.com/files/Desktop_III_Course_Description.pdf • http://mkt.tableau.com/files/Classroom-Training-Visual- Analytics.pdf
  27. 27. Feeling cheap? Access these free resources: • http://www.tableau.com/learn/starter-kit • http://www.tableau.com/learn/training • http://www.tableau.com/table-calculations • http://www.tableau.com/about/blog/LOD-expressions
  28. 28. Hope to see you at the conference! …or virtually via Twitter (or both!)
  29. 29. Don’t forget! Join us for our Intro to Tableau Hands On Workshop http://phxtug201611ws.eventbrite.com Saturday November 19th 9 AM – 4 PM 1625 West Fountainhead Parkway Room 326 Tempe, AZ 85282

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