We had our first official TUG meeting last week, Dec 3rd, and I wanted to write about some of the things that we talked about. First there were 20 people registered, and we had 4 make it, which to me was a success, as I'm a worst case scenerio guy and was imaginine being the only one in attendance.
With the group that we had, we talked about meeting frequency, and we decided that quarterly meetings would be a good place to start. If the group gets bigger and determines we need or would like more frequent meetings, we can do that.
We also discussed the possibilities of having a moving meeting, as we had a couple guys from Charleston with us. While I'm no opposed to changing the location, I have slept on it a couple days, and talked with Tableau and decided that mostly I would not go to a meeting that was 1.5 to 2 hours away, so we're going to keep the meetings in the Myrtle Beach Area.
We also talked about Viz's, and how to make them "pretty", or nice to look at while functional. My suggestion was to look at Tableau Public,Community | Tableau Public, here you can find all sorts of examples of many different styles of Viz to get your internal artist some inspiration. I also explained that I am an artist, I mean really, I'm a photographer, and a graphic designer. I also like to analysis numbers. Combining art and data analysis is fun for me, and why I love Tableau, as it give me the opportunity to create art :-). Here's a link to my personal Tableau Public site: https://public.tableausoftware.com/profile/todd.stone I have been busy with my work work, that I haven't been able to do much fun stuff, but I have a few Viz's on here.
I'm going to start planing our next meeting for March, so I'll be working on an agenda. And for now, it will be at the same location as this last one, the Carolina Forest Library. I'll be sure to get the projector hooked up, so we can bring our laptops and share.
If you have any questions, be sure to post them to this group, I'm sure we can get them answered, or if you want to share, feel free to share anything.
Until next time,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!