Tag Archives: Analytics

BCIT Centre of Excellence in Analytics – Faculty Bio

My short bio has been added to the BCIT Centre of Excellence in Analytics Faculty Bio:

BCIT Centre of Excellence n Analytics - Faculty Bio

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UBCTUG – UBC Tableau Users Group

New meetup group UBCTUG

Discover new insights and patterns about your data.

Geek out with other data geeks who want to get the most of their data. See why Tableau rocks.

Although this is a UBC-specific group (open to faculty, staff, students) and meetings will typically be held at the Point Grey (Vancouver) Campus, we also welcome anybody who is interested in visualizing and exploring their data and creating dashboards with Tableau.

Learn. Inspire. Share.

http://www.meetup.com/ubctug/

The blue pill or the green pill – following the rabbit-hole to Tableau Wonderland

The company I work for is evaluating tools for BI/Visualization, and Tableau is one of the front runners that we are considering.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to attend this week’s Advanced Tableau training in Vancouver. Our trainer is one of the Tableau Jedis, Interworks’ Director of Business Intelligence (BI) Dan Murray, and boy does he know how to impress.

At first, because of budget constraints, I was contemplating on whether I should just watch the videos – since Tableau has graciously published a number of them allowing anyone to learn the product. But I’ve always thought that there’s always something to learn from in class training – especially if you get an awesome instructor. And I am fortunate – and very thankful – I did get an awesome instructor. I cannot believe how much he packed in two (2) days of training. Don’t get me wrong, my brain was full after two days – but even after the class ended I just wanted to keep on going and try out more Tableau stuff.

I won’t go through each topic that we covered, but for anyone interested, the curriculum for the Advanced Tableau training is posted in the Tableau site. Upcoming training sessions from Interworks are posted in the Interworks site.

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