An Introduction to Tableau: Jumpstart Your Data Visualization Skill Set in Kansas City (3/5/19)


Join us for this hands-on, high-energy introduction to visualizing data with Tableau! With its drag-and-drop interface and dynamic output, this is a tool every data enthusiast should have in their kit.

WORKSHOP: Hands-On Data Visualization Workshop

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION: Plexpod Westport, 300 E. 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

WHAT TO BRING: Just a Laptop! (We’ll take care of everything else.)

TAUGHT BY: Erin Waldron, Data Visualization Specialist & Owner of Data Dozen

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about the workshop

This engaging workshop will demystify Tableau Software, introduce key data visualization fundamentals, and jumpstart your ability to create interactive dashboards with your data. 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. We’ll use a fascinating world population data set and Tableau Public (which is completely free!) to explore the very best of what this data visualization tool has to offer.

what you’ll learn

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. We’ll explore which types of charts work best for which types of data, and point out how to avoid common visualization missteps along the way. Here are some of the specific topics we’ll cover during our time together:

  • Tableau’s Drag-and-Drop Interface
    • interactive filters
    • color, size, text, detail, tooltips
    • dimensions vs measures
    • discrete vs continuous data
    • creating new calculations
  • Identifying the Right Chart for Different Data
    • bar chart
    • line chart
    • area chart
    • heat map
    • text table
    • tree map
    • bump chart
    • geographical map
    • donut charts
  • Building Interactive and Dynamic Data Dashboards
    • dashboard layout and design
    • enabling dynamic filters
    • highlight and filtering actions
    • designing for user experience

our money-back guarantee

We want you to love every Data Dozen workshop you attend. That’s why we offer a money-back guarantee for all our public workshops. If you’re unhappy with your investment at the end of the workshop, just let us know and we’ll refund your ticket price right away.

got questions?

We’re eager to answer any questions you may have about the workshop! Just send us a quick email at and we’ll get all of your questions answered.