Hands-on Visualization with Tableau

A session at Strata 2012

  • Jock Mackinlay

Tuesday 28th February, 2012

1:30pm to 5:00pm (PST)

Important: please read the equipment requirements at the bottom of this page before attending the tutorial

Data has always been a second class citizen on the web. As images, then audio, then video made their way onto the internet, data was always left out of the party, forced into dusty Excel files and ugly HTML tables. Tableau Public is one of the tools aiming to change that by allowing anyone to create interactive charts, maps and graphs and publishing to the web—no programming required.

In this tutorial you will learn why data is vital to the future of the web, how Tableau Public works, and gain hands-on experience with taking data from numbers to the web.

Through three different use cases, you will learn the capabilities of the Tableau Public product. The tutorial will conclude with an extended hands-on session covering the visualization process from data to publishing. Topics covered will include:

  • constructing a data set for best performance
  • formatting visualizations to match your preferred branding
  • designing charts for clear communication and impact


This is a hands-on tutorial. You will need to bring either a Windows laptop or a laptop with a Windows virtual machine installed. Before arriving, you should download and install Tableau Public from this URL: http://www.tableausoftware.com/p...

About the speakers

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Jock Mackinlay

Director Visual Analysis, Tableau Software

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Ross Perez

Data Analyst, Tableau Software

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Strata 2012

United States United States, Santa Clara

28th February to 1st March 2012

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Time 1:30pm5:00pm PST

Date Tue 28th February 2012


Ballroom H, Santa Clara Convention Center

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