Check out our amazing speakers. Click their images to go to their TFF session on the TFF TV.
Kim Unger kicked off the TFF sessions with provided a methodology for reverse engineering by exploring the layout, looking for cues on the framework, calculations, format, marks, filers, and other features.
Note: Technical issues are precluding us from having Kim's video available currently. Watch the TFF twitter account for an announcement on when it's made available.
Chris Scott presented how we can use social media for analytics and suggested that we should use the guidelines of answering questions such as Who, What, When, and Where to get to the Why.
Brian Graves showed us the five steps to faster insights with Alteryx and Tableau. Step 1) Data prep, 2) Data blending, 3) Validate before you visualize, 4) export to Tableau, and 5) Automate.
Eric Axelrod shared how cross database joins are the tool to get to get data democratization.
Dr. Alicia Bembenek shared a ton of resources such as an article by Stephen Few, a book recommendation “The Social Animal” by Elliott Aronson. She also suggested that we should have a call to action, which can be as small as a gentle nudge to learn more or take action.
Ivett Kovacs provided some effective examples of lying with charts. While we tend to think of lying with bar charts, she also discussed lying with maps. Whether it’s intentional or not, we should always challenge ourselves to make sure we’re not intentionally or unintentionally misleading with our visualizations.
We heard from some amazing women about their experiences getting in to data viz, what’s good about the Tableau community, and discussed how the community can improve. The discussion then turned to diversity in Iron Viz contestants at the big show. We had some really fantastic chats and suggestions on ways women and men can help. One such way is to have women and men mentors. While we primarily heard about gender diversity, it’s much bigger than that, so we need to continue these conversations.
Cy showed how we can take elements from pop culture and incorporate them in our visualizations. Cy talked about the importance of using social cards too. She’ll send resources for us but one free resource for social cards is canva.com.
Olga shares her experiences and key concepts for consideration when developing a data visualization on difficult subjects. She also discussed her initiative, Data for a Cause.
Mark blew the audience away with his presentation on automating content management for the Tableau server. Mark shared so many great tips that seasoned pros planned to incorporate the information from his session into their work.
TFF US was great!! We love providing a platform for members of the Tableau community to share their knowledge. I also want to give a big shout out to Jen Savini, 2017 co-host of TFF US. Jen helped Emily kick off the first TFF and has been instrumental in TFF's success. Jen is taking some time to step back and I would be remiss if I didn't share my appreciation of her efforts.