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

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Ben Jones of Tableau Software
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 1:30pm
  • Location: Great America
  • 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.

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.

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