Lightning fast data analysis with Tableau: Part one

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jewel Loree of Tableau Software; Sarah Ryley of The Trace
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: M101
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Tableau is a powerful tool for data analysis that queries your data using a visual interface, with the ability to merge multiple datasets totaling millions of rows -- and it's free for IRE members. This session will teach you how to reshape and analyze pesky nested spreadsheets, join tables, group and filter dimensions, and do some basic calculations such as percent change and rate -- all by simply dragging, dropping and clicking your mouse (okay, and a little typing). You'll save hours of work not having to type out long, complicated SQL statements. This session will be using Tableau's newest release for Macs.

This session is good for: Those who have some familiarity with spreadsheets.

Speaker Bios

  • Jewel Loree is a Senior Data Analyst and part of the Tableau Public team, working to help journalists and bloggers turn rows of numbers into visualizations that are interesting, insightful, and beautiful. She loves engaging with the Tableau community @jeweloree and through moderating the www.reddit.com/r/tableau. She is a music fanatic and loves making vizzes about music and other pop culture related topics, which she blogs in her Pop Viz series http://www.jewelloree.com/category/popviz/

  • Sarah Ryley is an investigative reporter at The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom focused on gun issues. She covered policing for six years at The Trace and New York Daily News, producing data-driven stories that led to more than 20 new laws. Her work has been the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, two Sidney Awards, and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She studied journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit. @MissRyley

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