Training with Tableau

Join Tableau at NICAR, an annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers and viewers the information they want.

Tableau will be hosting four sessions in City Terrace 4 Training Lab from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 2nd.

Interactive data graphics in Tableau Public
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Speaker: Ben Jones

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, Ccnnect to Excel files and other data, create maps and charts, make them interactive and publish them on your site.

Show where the story is happening with maps in Tableau Public
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Speaker: Jenny Richards

Maps are where it’s at, and with the addition of spatial file support you can viz outside the box too. In this session you will learn different methods for building maps in Tableau Public. We will teach you how to determine what kind of mapping data you’re looking at, take advantage of spatial file support in Tableau Public, beautify maps, and integrate maps into your dashboards.

Finding and telling data stories with Tableau Public
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Speaker: Ben Jones

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, and add interactivity and arrange them in a serial narrative to engage and sustain your audience’s attention

Designing Tableau Visualizations for mobile
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Speaker: Jenny Richards

Are mobile readers of your news site becoming more and more common? If your news organization is like others we’ve worked with, the percent of readers using phones and tablets to read your content is well over half of the overall number, and growing fast. Creating data visualizations for these small form-factors is very challenging. Learn how to use Tableau to create sheets and dashboards that work great, even on phones and tablets.

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