Lightning fast data analysis with Tableau: Part two

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ben Jones of Tableau Software; Sarah Ryley of The Trace
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 10:10am
  • Location: M101
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session will use some of the tools covered in the first data analysis with Tableau session, and go deeper with more complex calculated fields, parameters and regression analyses. We'll end with a freestyle session – you'll call out the problem and we'll show you how to solve it.

Prerequisites: It will be helpful if you took the first data analysis with Tableau session, or already have familiarity with the software

Speaker Bios

  • Ben Jones is the Director of Tableau Public for Tableau Software in Seattle and the author of Communicating Data with Tableau (O'Reilly, 2014). He leads a team of data analysts that work with journalists and bloggers to share interactive data on the web. He's also an avid user of Tableau Public himself, publishing vizzes and tutorials at DataRemixed. Ben has a background in mechanical engineering (BSME, UCLA 2000) and business (MBA, CLU 2011), and is co-chair of the Tapestry Data Storytelling Conference. Ben teaches data visualization at the University of Washington.

  • Sarah Ryley is an investigative reporter at The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom focused on gun issues. She covered policing for six years at The Trace and New York Daily News, producing data-driven stories that led to more than 20 new laws. Her work has been the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, two Sidney Awards, and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She studied journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit. @MissRyley

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