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Tableau Public is all over #DATA14

If you're a Tableau Public author at the Tableau Conference in Seattle this week, there's good news! There are many ways to get involved and connect with fellow enthusiasts at #DATA14:

1. The Tableau Public focus group

Join us for breakfast on Tuesday morning from 7-8am in the Columbia Room at the Sheraton Hotel and share your thoughts about how we can improve our free offering going forward. "For the people and by the people!"

2. Sessions by amazing Tableau Public authors

Tableau Public authors are among the most talented, interesting and helpful people in the Tableau community, and that's saying something. Here are a handful of the sessions in which you can hear them drop their words of wisdom this week:

TUESDAY, SEPT 9th:

  • 11:15am - 12:15pm: Extreme Viz Makeover with Jock Mackinlay, Kate Hotler and Public's own Tara Walker. Location 6C
  • 11:15am - 12:15pm: First Timer's Field Guide to the Tableau Conference with Public authors and Viz of the Day winners Matt Francis and Emily Kund. Location 306
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Visualizing Survey Data Using Tableau with the first Iron Viz winner Steve Wexler. Location 307-308
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm: Zen Master Tips & Tricks Panel with Mark Jackson, Kelly Martin, and Craig Bloodworth. Location 6B
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Data-Driven Storytelling: Tips from an Iron Viz Champion by Ryan Sleeper, top Tableau Public author and contest winner. Location 307-308

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 10th:

  • 10:45pm - 11:45am: Facebook Jeopardy: Hack Edition with one of the first Tableau Public bloggers Andy Kriebel, and his colleage at Facebook Bryan Brandow, an expert in multiple BI tools. Location 6A
  • 10:45pm - 11:45am: Making a Viz that Stops Traffic, with Tableau Public legend Anya A'Hearn and talented newcomers Paul Banoub and Dan Montgomery. Location 6C
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Porn, Pokemon & Pop Culture: Using Data That Doesn't Suck with Public's own Jewel Loree and mainstays Andy Kriebel and Peter Gilks. Location 6C
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Pimp My Viz by the one and only Jewel Loree. Location 618-620
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Rapid Fire Tips & Tricks - Secrets & Shortcuts Edition with new Tableau Public team members Tara Walker and Andrew Cheung. Location 6C

THURSDAY, SEPT 10th

  • 10:45pm - 11:45am: Iron Viz Championship featuring three contestants that have won Tableau Public feed-in contests this year - John Mathis, Jeffrey Shaffer and Jonathan Trajkovic. Location 6C
  • 10:45pm - 11:45am: 100 Years of Visualization Best Practices - It's Time to Stop Making the Same Mistakes by Tableau's own Andy Cotgreave, one of the very first active Tableau Public authors. Location 6B

3. Fanaltycs Workshop

In case you still haven't gotten your fill after the last keynote, come by Room 3A&B at the WSCC right on Thursday from 4pm to 7:15pm to further feed your passion for data. This session requires registration, and a few spots remain at the time of writing this blog post, so sign up now before word gets around and the event fills up!

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Looking forward to seeing you at #DATA14!

The Tableau Public Team

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Tableau Public is all over #DATA14

If you're a Tableau Public author at the Tableau Conference in Seattle this week, there's good news! There are many ways to get involved and connect with fellow enthusiasts at #DATA14:
1. The Tableau Public focus group
Join us for breakfast on Tuesday morning ...

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Mapping Month Round-up

#MappingMonth has been a huge success! With a wide range of content from tutorials to applications of mapping data in Tableau, we have seen a lot of great work done by the Tableau Public community.
Check out the guest blog posts from this month:

  1. Flight Data in the UK: Craig Bloodworth of The Information Lab maps ...
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4 Quick Design Tips for Maps

Tableau maps are quick and easy to make. Just a few double clicks and your data is displayed geographically. But with a few quick tweaks, you can make your maps even better at displaying your data. Here are 4 easy things to do to make you maps look more readable.
1. Change the background color
Depending on what color ...

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Mapping UK Airspace

Editor's note: This Mapping Month guest blog post was written by Craig Bloodworth of The Information Lab. See it published on The Information Lab's blog here.
As somebody who’s always fascinated by the possibilities & potential of combining mapping and data visualisation knowing somebody who has some fun ...

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Fun with Alternate Map Projections

When you create a map in Tableau, by default you're creating a map in the Web Mercator projection. At present, Web Mercator is "the de facto standard for web mapping applications", and is used by popular content providers like Google Maps, Microsoft Bing Maps, and ...

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Announcing Fanalytics, Part 3!

Data sleuths unite!
The Fanalytics Workshop is back by popular demand.
What is Fanalytics?
It's a gathering of Tableau Public authors (and those who want to find out more about what that means) for an afternoon of presentations and group viz building, followed by a meet-up to talk data over drinks. If you get ...

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Mapping and filtering data with custom polygon maps

Tableau has many great built-in geographic areas available for mapping data. And if the geographic areas you’re interested in using aren’t available, Tableau can draw maps of any area type using custom shapes.
Thanks to the great members of the Tableau community, ...

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Tapestry 2015 Announcement

We are happy to announce the third installment of the Tapestry conference on storytelling with data: Tapestry 2015. It will take place on March 4 in Athens, GA. Following the tradition of the last two years, this is the day before NICAR, and we’re close by as well (NICAR will be in Atlanta, GA). We will also again provide ...

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Capturing Animation in Tableau Maps

Editor's note: This #MappingMonth guest blog post was written by Allan Walker of allanwalkerit.tumblr.com. Allan is a 2013 Tableau Zen Master and is a mapping expert in Tableau! Take a look at these animations of Tableau maps using data from Strava, Opendata, and ...

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Viz as Art Contest

Tableau is all about helping people see and understand their data. And sometimes seeing and understanding data means creating not only insightful visualizations, but really stunning ones, too.
The Viz as Art contest is all about showcasing those fun, unexpected, and beautiful ways you work your magic with Tableau—neither ...

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