If you're interested in presenting, please send me an email by 4/6 so I can work you into the schedule. This can include a how-to, an interesting data visualization, or a resource you think might be helpful. Only rule is to keep the presentation short (5 to 10 minutes) and useful to the broader group.
Congratulations to Jason Kaeding, who won a $25 Amazon gift card for taking part in our latest data visualization challenge. Members were asked to present an interesting story from US Foreign Assistance data using Tableau, and Jason did just that, with a dashboard entitled "The Polish Blip":
Interested in trying for your own gift card? Here's your chance. We'll be back at the Washington Post this week, right in the heart of downtown DC. As before, 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 with questions.
Here's a tentative schedule.
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)
* Data blending (multiple data sources on one graph)
* Creating dynamic dashboards with parameters
* Filtering via URLs in Tableau Server
* Creating interactive flow diagrams
3:15 Q&A & Workshop time
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/
All skill levels welcome!