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Let's Tableau! (Plus Free Lessons for Beginners)

Please bring a laptop with a Windows operating system with you to this meetup. You can find links to trial and free versions of Tableau here: http://www.meetup.com/dc-tableau-workshop/pages/Helpful_Links/


The fine folks at the Washington Post and Capital Insight have agreed to host us this week. We'll be in downtown DC, a couple blocks from McPherson Square and Farragut North.

If you've never used Tableau before, or feel like you could do with a review of the basics, you're in luck: The first hour of this meetup will be devoted to helping newcomers learn to use Tableau thru presentations and hands-on activities. If you consider yourself more on the advanced side, feel free to come around 2:00 for the start of the general session, or stop by early and help out.

Here's a tentative schedule.  Interested in presenting a cool trick or viz? Let me know!


1:00 Getting Started with Tableau (for those new to the tool)

*  What is Tableau?

*  Which version is right for me?

*  Installing and connecting to data

*  Constructing your first dashboard

2:00 Introduction & announcements (whole group)

2:15 Data viz challenge details

2:30 Short standup presentations (potential topics below)

*  Using custom shapes for maps & scatterplots

*  Excel-style conditional formatting

*  Adding summary totals to line/bar graphs

*  Displaying data in a calendar

3:15 Q&A & Workshop time

4:00 Wrap-up

All skill levels welcome!

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  • Krishna A.

    Thanks for the wonderful effort, John !!
    It was a nice presentation !!

    March 24, 2013

  • KS

    Wonderful even beyond expectations - presentation and facilitation skills plus business needs and SW expertise. Couldn't ask for more. Thanks so much.

    March 23, 2013

  • Greg T.

    Not able to attend after all. Will look for next one.

    March 23, 2013

  • Stephanie D.

    It's possible that I might not be able to make it after all, but definitely see you at the next one!

    March 23, 2013

  • Krishna A.

    if someone is interested in carpooling from Columbia, Ellicott City MD, Ping me. I can drive.

    March 22, 2013

  • Irene Francesca C.

    There are a couple of hotels near the Post one across and the other around the corner. I am sure their parking garages are open. Parking downtown is usually around $15-$20. Parking in the street may be limited to two hours.

    March 22, 2013

  • Irene Francesca C.

    Does anyone attending works with DataKind or the World Bank in data for the greater good? Thanks!

    March 22, 2013

  • Stephanie D.

    Is it still possible to attend this event tomorrow? I know registration has closed, but are there any openings?

    March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've gone ahead and moved you to GOING. If you can't make it, please update your RSVP. See you there!

      March 22, 2013

    • Stephanie D.

      Thanks see you tomorrow! Do you know if there's a parking garage nearby?

      March 22, 2013

  • Lu

    I can no longer make it but look forward to the next opportunity.

    March 22, 2013

  • Irene Francesca C.

    Fantastic, thanks!

    March 22, 2013

  • Irene Francesca C.

    Any chances of getting in if I just show and wait in case someone does not show up? Thanks!

    March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Some spots opened up, so I've moved you to GOING. See you there!

      March 22, 2013

  • Irene Francesca C.

    1

    March 18, 2013

  • Ek A.

    Sorry guys, I thought it was online. I am not in DC area.

    March 16, 2013

  • Nalan

    Out of town :(

    March 11, 2013

  • fahim

    attending

    March 8, 2013

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