This Data Visualization Will Help You Make Sense of 2,000+ Sessions at SxSW

By Michelle Wallace March 11, 2015

The world is awash with data. And nowhere is that more apparent than at a major tech conference.

This week, we’re headed to South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive… where more than 2,000 sessions await us. That’s a lot of data! There’s so much going on at SxSW that it would probably be possible to spend the entire time deciding where to go next.

But that's not how any of us should be spending our time. So we scraped the SxSW website (thanks, import.io!) and blended it with Twitter data from Datasift. Then we built an interactive dashboard that finds sessions based on your interests—and shows what people are saying about them on social media.

Click on the picture below to reach the fully interactive mobile version. (Or, check out the full-screen visualization here.)

Interactive Data Visualization

Attending SxSW? You can also play with this dashboard at booth 329 in the expo hall. And if you're looking for more brain candy, here are 2 sessions we recommend:

We're also looking forward to the Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. We’ll be there to celebrate the amazing work that journalists are doing with visual data!

At Tableau, we believe that data creates heroes. When real people see, interact with, and understand their data, they can make a big impact with something that was previously just a source of information overload.

So come pick our brains on data visualization at SxSW! Stop by booth 329 or tweet at us—after all, we'll be playing with Twitter data all through the conference.

Tableau Software's booth at SxSW 2015

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Submitted by Oscar calderon (not verified) on

Will be attending Sxsw on my own. Just began using tableau . Can I go to tableau 'a event?

Hi Oscar, great to hear you'll be at SxSW - I would recommend checking out Sasha's session on Saturday (11:30AM, Austin Convention Center Ballroom C). And please do come say hi to us at booth 329! Hope you have a great time this week. -Michelle

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