Open Lab Recaps the Tableau Conference

November 13, 2017

University of Kentucky (UK) Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics (IRAA) hosts open lab sessions from 9-11 a.m. on the first and third Friday of each month. Sessions are open to all students, faculty, and staff. The next session will be November 17th in Room 114 of the Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building
In the most recent session, IRAA welcomed guest presenter Yosef Wirian from UK HealthCare. Wirian explained the ways that Tableau can assist with calculations. Information Technology Services (ITS) staff members Alex Dixon and Chris Thuringer presented a recap from the recent Tableau Conference, including new features on the horizon for Tableau Desktop and Server. The interactive presentation highlighted video recaps from the conference. Tableau offers many tutorials to help customers visualize their data. 
For more information on what was presented, visit the Tableau Live website here
Thuringer has created a Tableau training resource for members of the UK community,  click here to view.  

An introductory Tableau training is available at the beginning of each lab for all in attendance. At the end of the first hour, attendees break out into groups and members of the IRAA team answer questions, brainstorm options to initiate new projects, and help solve issues analyzing institutional data.   
IRAA is a collaborative effort between the Office of the Provost's Office of Institutional Research and the Office of the EVPFA Information Technology Services Advanced Analytics team. Together, these teams support strategic decisions and initiatives at the university. To learn more about IRAA, the services they provide, and how they can help you, visit or contact the team here.