University of Kansas | Edwards Campus
Overland Park, KSDirections
Kansas City | Tableau Prep Training Workshop
About the Instructor
Ryan Sleeper is founder and principal consultant at Playfair Data and has consulted with dozens of the world’s best-known brands. He is author of the book, Practical Tableau: 100 Tips, Tutorials, and Strategies from a Tableau Zen Master, and has shared his data visualization strategies worldwide, including speaking engagements in London, Tokyo, Toronto, and Singapore. Ryan has the unique distinction of being one of only 34 current Tableau Zen Masters in the world, one of ten Tableau Iron Viz champions in the world, and one of four Tableau Public Visualization of the Year authors.
This ticket entitles you to:
- Half-day of Tableau Prep training with Ryan Sleeper.
- Custom notebook and pen package.
- USB drive with the sample datasets and other bonus material.
- Morning coffee and networking breakfast.
- Individual instruction and feedback during hands-on exercises, and more.
A laptop and charger are required for this event.
A licensed version of Tableau Prep must be installed on your laptop prior to the training.
Topics We Cover
Intro to Data Engineering and Tableau PrepWe’ll discuss the basics of data engineering including joins and unions as well as how combining data fits into an overall dashboard strategy. Then we’ll open Tableau Prep together and get started using it in a real-world application.
Logical Expressions, Aggregation, Group & ReplaceAfter learning the essentials, Ryan will show you how he used Tableau Prep to combine 50 different data sources to create his popular visualization, BLOCKBUSTER. You’ll learn the steps required to combine and prepare data for use with Tableau Desktop.
Pivot, Unpivot, Double PivotRyan will explain what he views as the single biggest barrier to Tableau adoption and show you how to overcome it by pivoting data at your will. You’ll learn how to get even the worst data sources into tidy, usable shape.
Common Challenges and Alternative SolutionsWe'll address pitfalls together including dealing will null values, deduplicating rows, and combining dates. You'll gain a better understanding of why common issues emerge and see multiple solutions for addressing them.
- Proven to help new or beginning Tableau Prep users become proficient in the software in a matter of hours.
- Experienced instructor who has trained thousands of users.
- Proprietary curriculum designed from scratch.
- Combination of tactical Tableau Prep training, data engineering, and real-world applications.
- Hands-on exercises with training materials to improve retention.