Interactive Web Visualizations - Tableau

Ben Jones of Tableau and Tanya Cashorali of Basho will each be presenting on some of the cool features of Tableau.  Ben is in town as part of their Roadshow Tour. Examples of Ben's data visualizations may be found here:

Tableau Portfolio, and at Data Remixed

Tanya has blog on Sport's Data Viz


Please note that the front door is locked at 7 pm.  We will put a note up with a mobile# for folks to text/call, and then someone will let you in.  For transportation, please note that the South Station is nearby (a few minute walk).  There is some on-street parking near Bocoup, and towards the Seaport/ICA Museum there are paid parking lots as well as more on-street metered parking (some are free after 6; though best to check this!).


6:00 - 6:30:  Refreshments/Food, Hang-Out and Chat

6:30 - 8:00:  Presentations, Demos

8:00 - 8:10:  Break Time

8:10 - 9:00:  Hands-On!


Ben is putting together a short hands-on exercise for which the thinking is to have folks get together in small groups to explore a dataset and create data visualizations.  Tanya and him will be roaming around the room helping folks.  If you are interested in sticking around to participate then please download Tableau Public prior to the event.

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  • Kaisar Nova K.

    Great demonstration of Tableau's drag and drop simplicity and powerful visualization feature set. Tableau's interactive user experience certain to boost engagement, dwell time and sharing. Tableau Public, pixel perfect prototyping. Sold on Tableau for data visualizations!

    Thank you to Bocoup for hosting.

    May 5, 2013

  • Macy C.

    Tanya's presentation was excellent, would like to see her speak again. Go Data Scientists.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Louise R.

    So glad I attended - thank you! I've used both R and Tableau and I enjoyed and learned from the walk-through, saw even more possibilities. Loved that Ben built on Tanya's R, and thank you, Ben, for going with the flow and doing Q&A instead of a cutting it off. Really informative.

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • Ben J.

      Hi Louise, I'm glad the format worked well for the group - the tag team approach was a lot of fun for me & Tanya. Let me know if there are any other questions.

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice idea of making the dataset available beforehand so we could easily follow along with the presenter. For those with Tableau 8.0 anyway. I would have preferred that the whole thing be run like a Tableau class, but obviously that would not have been ideal for everyone.

    April 29, 2013

  • Ben J.

    Hi All - here is the workbook we created together:

    You can download it and review how it was made. Even better, improve upon it and embed it in your own website and send me a tweet to

    Thanks for the great hospitality,

    April 29, 2013

  • Anna L.

    Could future meetings please be scheduled at at 7pm? My workplace workday is long and i cannot make it for 6pm meetings. Thanks

    April 29, 2013

  • Guru

    Last min conflict .. Please share the presentation/demo

    April 29, 2013

  • Jyotirmay G.

    Looking forward to this event in case there a spot left.

    April 29, 2013

  • Josie H.

    Client commitment arose.

    April 29, 2013

  • Ramon V.

    new conflict, wish I could make it.

    April 28, 2013

  • Ben J.

    Hi all - I'm looking forward to meeting you all next week! Will post the data file that we'll be using in the workshop very soon.

    April 26, 2013

  • Desiree K.

    Looking forward to it... love Tableau!

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Ric

    Michael Laracy, Sheryl Kovalik

    April 24, 2013

  • Yi L.

    would like attend, but cannot make it on 29.

    April 23, 2013

  • Taku M

    Hello please let me join!

    April 23, 2013

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