VISUALIZING fortune 500
data WITH TABLEAU

NOVEMBER 22-23, 2019  |  OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Join us for a hands-on, high energy introduction to visualizing data with Tableau Software. With its drag-and-drop interface and dynamic output, this is a tool every analyst should have in their kit.

Start
Here

Welcome to Data Dozen! My name is Erin Waldron and I’m delighted to be leading this introduction to visualizing business data with Tableau at Olin.

what you'll learn

This hands-on workshop is designed to kickstart your Tableau skill set in just three hours. With an emphasis on Tableau’s key functionalities and practical applications, we’ll progress from basic charts to dynamic dashboards that incorporate interactive filters and design theory. By the end of the workshop, here’s what you’ll be able to do:

CREATE DYNAMIC DASHBOARDS

We will spend nearly all our time together building visualizations in Tableau. By the time you leave, you’ll have created three interactive dashboards from scratch, complete with intriguing tooltips and dynamic filters.

IDENTIFY THE BEST CHARTS

With good data visualizations, form should always follow function. We’ll discuss which types of charts work best for which types of data, and point out how to avoid common visualization missteps along the way.

DIVE INTO YOUR OWN DATA

With your newly minted skill set, you’ll be ready to dive into your own data when you return to your organization. If you work with public data sources, all the better! You can continue to create visualizations with Tableau Public for free!

WHY TABLEAU?

With its intuitive interface, malleable charts, and engaging output, Tableau has taken the data world by storm. If you’ve never seen a Tableau dashboard in action, check out one of the examples below. Each were built with the software’s completely free version, Tableau Public, which we’ll use during the workshop.

DEAR DATA

GIORGIA LUPI &
STEFANIE POSAVEC

BEFORE
WE BEGIN

To get the most out of the workshop, you’ll want to build along with us. There are just three things to do before we get started. This will just take a few minutes.

1) DOWNLOAD TABLEAU PUBLIC

Tableau Public is a completely free version of this powerful software. Before you bring your laptop to the workshop, just click here to download Tableau Public. If you already have Tableau Desktop, that will work too.

2) Download the data

Next, you’ll need to download our data set for today. Just click this link: Fortune 500 – 2019. It may be a tiny CSV file, but it will power all of our visualization today.

3) CREATE A TABLEAU PUBLIC ACCOUNT

If you would like to save what you build today, you’ll also want to create a Tableau Public account. Just go back to Tableau Public’s website, click on sign in, and create an account. Just remember, don’t save anything confidential on Tableau Public.

More
Resources

Here are a few more resources for you. If you’ve got questions about this workshop or data viz more generally, I’d love to chat. Just send me an email at contact @ datadozen.com.

the finished materials

We cover a lot of ground in just three hours. If you missed a step, don’t worry. The complete Tableau workbook and step-by-step instructions are here to reference now or later.

TABLEAU WORKBOOK

You can download the finished Tableau Workbook from Tableau Public and deconstruct everything we build today. Reverse engineering is one of the best ways to learn.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Build the entire workbook from scratch by following this complete Step-by-Step Guide to the workshop. This PDF will remind you how you actually built these visualizations.

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Thank you so much for making the time to participate in this data visualization workshop. We’d love to incorporate your feedback, share your experience, or collaborate in the future. Here’s how.

TAKE THE SURVEY

Data Dozen is on a mission of continuous improvement. We’d love to hear from you and incorporate your feedback in future workshops. Just click here to take this super short survey. Thank you!

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COLLABORATE WITH US

If you’d like to host a workshop for colleagues or students, or have your own Tableau project you’d like to explore with Data Dozen’s guidance, let us know! We’d love to hear from you. Just email contact@datadozen.com.

Stay in touch!

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THANK
YOU

We’re so grateful that you participated in today’s workshop. Now it’s time to pull your own data into Tableau. Happy visualizing!

OUR MISSION

To help democratize quantitative knowledge by creating educational resources and experiences that make data visualization–and by extension, data itself–approachable, exciting, and meaningful.

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