Tableau Conference—Are You New Here? We’re Here to Help

By Vanessa Au August 29, 2014

First time going to the Tableau Conference? Just getting your feet wet with Tableau? With over 5,000 Tableau customers attending, we know there are bound to be a few newbies. Don’t worry. We've got a lot of learning opportunities meant just for you.

For starters, get the lay of the land from customers Emily Kund and Matt Francis who have teamed up to bring you the pre-conference session, "First Timers' Field Guide to the Tableau Conference" on Monday, September 8 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Room 3 A&B. Meet some fellow first-timers, then head to the Welcome Reception at 5:00 PM in the Expo Hall with all your new friends.

Also, join us for a tweetup with Matt and Emily, where we'll take over the Tableau Twitter account and your questions about going to Tableau Conference for the first time!
When: Thursday, September 4 at 11:00 AM Eastern/8:00 AM Pacific

  • Make sure to follow Tableau on Twitter (@tableau).
  • Ask your questions ahead of time AND during the tweetup using the hashtags #data14 AND #newbie.
  • Join us for the tweetup to be a part of the conversation and get your questions answered!

Matt and Emily will be doing a repeat of that session on Tuesday, September 9 at 11:15 AM in Room 306

We've got a bunch of one-hour breakout sessions (lecture-style) geared at getting you started off on the right foot. Be sure to filter on "beginner" on the website schedule or Data14 mobile app to see the sessions we recommend for you.

Here are just a few beginner-level breakout highlights (search by keyword, title, or day on the app, fave them and add them to your personal agenda):

Maiden Voyage: Tableau Tips for Beginners
9/9/2014 11:15 AM in Room 6B

How to "Excel" with Tableau
9/9/2014 2:30 PM in Room 615-617
9/10/2014 10:45 AM in Room 6B

The Ins and Outs of Story Points
9/9/2014 2:30 PM in Room 618-620
9/11/2014 10:45 AM in Room 615-617

Zero to Hero: Building a Dashboard from Scratch
9/9/2014 2:30 PM in Room 602-603
9/10/2014 5:00 PM in Room 607

Beginning Your Geographic Analysis Journey
9/9/2014 11:15 AM in Room 615-617
9/10/2014 12:00 PM in Room 307-308

Rapid Fire Tips and Tricks - Secrets and Shortcuts Edition
9/10/2014 3:30 PM in Room 6C

More Than Just Eye Candy: Best Practices for Visual Analytics
9/10/2014 5:00 PM in Room 602-603
9/11/2014 10:45 AM in Room 604

100 Years of Visualization Best Practices, It's Time to Stop Making the Same Mistakes
9/11/2014 10:45 AM in Room 6B

Hands-On Trainings are two-hour, lab-style sessions where we walk you through exercises in Tableau, step-by-step. We even supply the laptops. Here are a few beginner-level hands-on training sessions designed just for you, with lots of repeats to make sure everyone will have the opportunity to work these valuable sessions into their conference agenda:

Tableau For the First Time
9/9/2014 11:15 AM in Room TCC LL2
9/10/2014 10:45 AM in Room TCC LL2
9/10/2014 3:30 PM in Room TCC LL2
9/11/2014 10:45 AM in Room TCC LL2

Mix It Up: Data Blending Basics
9/10/2014 10:45 AM in Room TCC 304
9/11/2014 10:45 AM in Room TCC 304

Summing it Up with Calculations for Beginners
9/9/2014 11:15 AM TCC 305
9/10/2014 10:45 AM in Room TCC 305
9/10/2014 3:30 PM in Room TCC 302

Please note: Schedules are subject to change, consult the Data14 mobile app for the most updated schedule.

Still need help figuring out the perfect schedule for you? We've got you covered. Come visit an Answers Desk (they're located throughout the conference venue) and talk to a Schedule Scout. They'll ask you about your interests and skill level,and get you headed in the right direction with a customized schedule.

Comments

Submitted by Gregory L. on

2 of my favorites...looks like a great session for those new to the conference!!

Submitted by Matt Francis (not verified) on

love you too Lewdog

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