Finding and telling data stories with Tableau Public (Hosted by Tableau)

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Dash Davidson of Tableau Software
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 1:30pm
  • Location: Independence
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Got a dataset and an impending deadline to write a story on it? Find the scoop and convey it with beautiful, interactive visualizations in a serial narrative using Tableau Public. It’s a fast, easy to use, and free tool for journalists. Visualizations will publish using any CMS and no programming is required. 

We’ll teach you how to:

•Connect to Excel files and other file types
•Rapidly explore and analyze datasets with ease
•Make eye-catching visualizations to share your findings
•Add interactivity and arrange them in a serial narrative to engage and sustain your audience’s attention

No previous experience with Tableau is necessary to attend. Laptops will be provided. This is a free training, however you must be registered for the CAR Conference to attend this class. Limited seats are available. There may be a few seats available on-site.

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Speaker Bios

  • Tableau Public team member and recent Stanford University graduate Dash Davidson specializes in sports analytics and sports data journalism.  Dash has a background in baseball player performance predictions, having co-developed the popular Steamer Projections algorithm. He has also travelled around the country, presenting Tableau at conferences and universities, training reporters in newsrooms and participating in panel discussions on his topic of focus. Drop him a line on Twitter @dashdavidson or send him an email at if you’re interested in working together. 

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