The Tableau Public team is excited to return to this annual conference devoted to data journalism. This Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. They offer everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to data visualization, data science and the latest technological advances.

Sign up early for our Tableau Public sessions.

Interactive data graphics in Tableau Public
Thursday, March 5
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn how to create beautiful, interactive data visualizations on short deadlines. No programming required. You'll learn everything you need to build data visualizations and publish them to your website just like a video.

We'll teach you how to:

  • Connect to Excel files and other data
  • Create maps and charts
  • Make them interactive
  • Publish them on your site

Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists. No previous experience with Tableau is necessary to take this class. 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.

Advanced design and interaction in Tableau Public
Thursday, March 5
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Analyzing data and coming up interactive visualizations is easy in Tableau but sometimes getting everything looking polished isn’t. In this session you will learn how to break away from the default formatting in Tableau Public to create interactive data graphics that match your style guides and engage your readers.

We will teach you how to:

  • Change colors, shapes, borders, fonts, and other basic formatting
  • Incorporate images, logos, and other graphic elements
  • Take advantage of advanced interaction techniques to incorporate multimedia
  • Utilize design and layout best practices to make sure that your visualization looks polished and professional

Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists. Some familiarity with the product is recommended; a beginner session earlier in the day should prepare you enough for this session. 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.

Intro to data stories in Tableau Public
Thursday, March 5
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists. No previous experience with Tableau is necessary to take this class. 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.

Advanced calculations and analysis in Tableau Public
Thursday, March 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn how to use Tableau to dive deeper into your data and ask powerful questions. We’ll be starting with a “messy” dataset and learn how to explore trends that would normally be difficult to see without further analysis and calculations.

To achieve this, we’ll be using:

  • Data Clean-up
  • Calculated Fields
  • Table Calculations
  • Basic Statistics – regression, histogram, box and whisker plots

Some experience with Tableau Public is recommended. Taking one of the earlier Tableau sessions should suffice. 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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