Lightning-fast data analysis with Tableau

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Sarah Ryley of The Trace
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 11 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Independence
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Tableau is a powerful data analysis tool that uses a visual interface to join and query millions of rows of data the easy way — and it's free for IRE members. This session will teach you how to join tables, query data, group and filter dimensions and do some basic calculations with things like numbers, dates and IF/THEN statements all by simply dragging, dropping and clicking your mouse (okay, and a little typing).

This session is good for: Those who have some familiarity with spreadsheets.

Speaker Bios

  • 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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