Past Meetup

Introduction to Tableau for Data Science- 2 Night Workshop

Hosted by Colorado Data Science

Public group

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**Make sure to register for this $50 workshop on Eventbrite: ** *

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in working with Tableau to produce high quality, interactive data visualizations. Everyone is welcome to attend whether you are completely new to Tableau or have some amount of experience, as we will begin with the very basics of using this tool and progress to more advanced techniques.

The format will be interactive, with the instructor demonstrating how to create specific example visualizations within Tableau, followed by time for the students to replicate the visualizations and ask questions. Throughout the course, there will also be several breakout sessions where the students will create a new visualization from scratch utilizing techniques covered in earlier demonstrations. Topics covered will include visualization best practices, utilizing calculated fields, data preparation techniques, working with multiple measures, creating drill-down variables, and many more!


Day 1
April 2,[masked]pm - 8pm

Day 2
April 4,[masked]pm - 8pm

1644 Platte Street
Denver, CO 80204


Kristie Wirth
Email: [masked]
LinkedIn: /in/kristiewirth
Github: /kristiewirth


You will need to bring a laptop to participate in this interactive workshop. Please note that Tableau is only offered for Mac or Windows at this time. If you have a Linux machine, you can choose to work in a virtual environment, but instructor support for this option will be limited.


Please complete the following before day 1 of the workshop.

Download the folder of materials that will be used in the workshop:

Go to

Click the green ‘Clone or Download’ button

Click ‘Download Zip’

Download Tableau:

Recommended: Tableau Desktop (free trial)

If you are an instructor of any kind, you can instead obtain a free one year license:

If you are a student of any kind, you can instead obtain a free one year license:

If you cannot download Tableau Desktop: Tableau Public (make an account and then click to download the app)


Day 1:

Introduction & best practices presentation

Connecting to a file in Tableau

Data preparation techniques

Overview of worksheet functions

Developing your first graph

Drill down variables

Simple calculations

Working with multiple measures

Creating dashboards

First breakout activity

Day 2:

Data aliases & formatting

Advanced calculations

Dynamic variables & labels

Filtering techniques

Second breakout activity