Tableau User Group - Las Vegas - 2014-06-05_Annotated_Final.pdf

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    This is the presentation and agenda used for the Las Vegas Tableau User Group meeting at the Windmill Library in Las Vegas on June 5, 2014 at 3:30pm.     Annotated notes and action items are included in the document and provided below.

     

    Thanks,

    - Michael

    tableau@redrockanalytics.com

     

    Agenda
    3:30 - Welcome
    Sign-up sheet - Please sign in!
    Emails will only be collected for Tableau User Group communication and will not be distributed.
    Look for email from tableau@redrockanalytics.com for future communications.
    Bookmark the Tableau User Group LV Page for meeting notes / updates / information - http://goo.gl/IVNQZD
    Ironically, screen recording did not work, but audio did.  Audio posted to:  http://goo.gl/ivWw1a
    3:40 - Introductions
    Industries represented:  Education, Media, Manufacturing / Materials, Gaming
    3:50 - Presentation: Tableau at IGT
    4:00 - Rapid-Fire Show and Tell: Bring your own vizzes
    Ron Lohoff from IGT provided some examples
    Slot floor mock-up
    Key Concept: dynamic row/column chart panel charts
    Question: How to set up data to consistently show same object in same location? [Education/Sandip]
    Suggestion: Need to avoid gaps in data and potentially use indexes, ranks, "order by" to ensure visual consistency.   Table calculations also can be used.
    Performance Charts
    Key Concept: independent top "N" lists
    Key Concept: PowerPoint Presentation template using Tableau / Excel-based templating.
    Baseball Charts:
    Key Concept: custom shapes in Tableau Repository
    Key Concept: floating dashboard elements - control size width and location
    4:15 - Tableau User Group objective / mtg format discussion
    Objectives seem reasonable.
    Plan to put together introduction section for best practices / Tableau reference documents within the community. Please contribute!
    Awareness / Education
    Broadly use the full power of Tableau
    Technical Proficiency / Problem Solving  (add’l here..)
    Visual Design / Critique
    Report automation / Scripting
    Architecture / Plumbing / Performance Tuning including SQL/ETL
    Product Feedback
    What doesn't work / what do you want to see
    Networking / Industry Expertise
    Format seems good; will keep similar structure for now.
    Show and tell / feedback sessions - bring in your stuff!
    4:30 - Presentation topic volunteers / location discussion
    For the next meeting, we will use the same location to make things easier but a few people have offered to potentially host.
    Will work on logistics planning to have teed up for 3rd meeting.
    If regional pockets (Henderson/Summerlin/Strip/etc) have demand, please reach out to me so I can work on this.
    Presentation volunteer queue:  Sandip, Ron, Nick
    For presenters, any major issues with the planned date?
    Will be planning to bring in Alteryx (Tableau vendor partner) to present at next session.
    4:40 - Scheduling discussion
    Plan is to do this in about 4-5 weeks to keep momentum going.  Every other month or quarterly too long in between.
    Thursday 3:30pm timing
    4:45 - Networking / Assistance matching discussion
    After regular session for each meeting, there will be open-discussion / 1:1 help available.  Please let Michael know if you need help or are willing to provide support.
    4:55 - Wrap-Up
    Tableau Customer Conference is coming up in Seattle (Tableau's home town). 
    Action Items/ Issues (Status: Date/Aging)
    Tableau data loss: try using older versions through 4.x available at ESDALT - http://goo.gl/EEN4h6 (Active: 6/5/2014)
    Tableau 8.2 Mac Beta Information below - will not be posted on user group page (Reference: 6/5/2014)
    Use Tableau Viz of the Day to get example of what is out there - http://goo.gl/4dXVUq (Reference: 6/5/2014)
    Ron to work on a presentation template for Tableau / color pickers  / look-feel (Active: 6/5/2014)
    Sankey Charts - [Education/Sandip] - Found this: http://goo.gl/HLDhVR (near bottom) - http://goo.gl/BwKlDO (Active: 6/5/2014)
    Data blending/joining performance with filters/indexing [Gaming / Bryan] ; 30 columns  / 15 mm rows (Active: 6/5/2014)
    Training / Adoption best practices [Gaming/Bryan] (Active: 6/5/2014)