Destination Data is right around the corner, and to help you navigate conference, we’re supplying you with the Data14 app, the official guide to the 2014 Tableau Conference that will fit in your pocket (and the palm of your hand).
Browse the conference agenda, create your personal schedule, connect via social during presentations, and get all the details about parties, meetups, plus everything else available to you the week of conference. It’s also where you will be able to provide us with valuable feedback on how we can keep improving your conference experience.
Game On! Gamify your conference experience by networking with speakers, sponsors, and fellow data lovers (including Tableau employees!) and you could win cool Tableau swag or a free ticket to TC15!
Find a mobile web (Windows Phone-friendly) version of the app here
What’s hot? Find highlighted speakers and sessions, as well as other fun things, like Tableau Doctor and Data Playground, plus important information you'll need to know. From here, you can fave an item (to save it to your schedule), and drill down into a detail page for more information about a session, speaker, or activity.
Home base. You’ll find all related menus here. The universal search function lives at the top menu – search by keyword or name to find anything your data-loving heart desires (in the app): sessions, speakers, activities, sponsors, and more.
Every session, by day and time. Explore all 270 available learning opportunities, then drill down to the session detail page for more information (you can also fave from the day’s schedule by tapping the star). Feeling overwhelmed? Use the filters (walkthrough below), and when you get to conference, make sure to visit a Schedule Scout (find them at Answers Desks throughout conference) who can help you come up with a personalized itinerary based on your interests, user type, and skill level.
Since you won’t physically be able to go to 270 sessions, use the filters within the app to find the type of content that’s right for you. (See the bottom right corner of the screen shot above. The "Filters" option lives on every day of the schedule.)
- See all filters available, including time span
- Filter by: Content Type, Industry, Skill Level, and User Type
- See all the filters you’ve applied, and how many in each category. Save your filters to apply to all days. Not getting any/enough results? Make sure to clear your filters so you can see everything.
On a session detail page, find the title, abstract, and speaker information, as well as the room/location, content type, and skill level categories. You can fave the item from here as well (to save to your calendar). What’s more, you can take notes (which you can export), give feedback via the session survey, post to social media, and join the discussion for each session.
Someone special catch your eye? Drill down to the speaker detail page from any session detail page, or simply find them in the speakers list from the main menu (categorized by speaker type). If you come to this page first, you’ll see all the sessions the speaker will be presenting.
With more than 5,000 attendees at Tableau Conference, you're sure to make some great connections. Search for other attendees here and connect via the app: send a message directly to their app inbox. (Login is required.)
Make sure to visit with all of our sponsors in the Expo Hall, and take a look at their sponsor detail page in the app to get even more information about all they have to offer. You can keep notes here about what products you might want to use or add to leverage your Tableau investment, who you met, and their contact information. P.S. Make sure to get their "secret word" and enter it on the Game On page.
There’s a lot going on that isn’t technically one of the 270 learning opportunities available to you. Here’s where you’ll find all the other important details, including where to find beer, wine, or coffee the morning after all that beer or wine (Bar Chart), where you can give your brain a break (Data Playground), and of course, the legendary Tableau parties.
Where you can find your notifications inbox (we will send you important information here, such as a room change for a session, or a message that shuttles are departing for the Seattle Center), the attendee survey where you can give us important event feedback, and links to Tableau social accounts, websites, and product disclaimer.
Maps for every level of the Washington State Convention Center, The Convention Center, and a detailed map of the Expo Hall live here.
Find your notes, check your inbox for messages from other attendees, and adjust your app settings.
Find the secret words throughout conference, scan QR codes, and fill out feedback surveys for sessions you attend (plus lots more ways to earn points). The top three people on the leaderboard will win shopping sprees at the Tableau store—and the top 20% of the leaderboard will be entered into a random drawing for a complimentary ticket to the 2015 Tableau Conference. Game On!
Questions? Let us know in the comments.