We are so excited for TFF APAC on 17 August and the TFF team has selected some amazing speakers for this event. Get to know the speakers below and don't forget to register at: http://bit.ly/2018TFFAPACEvent.
Abby Oni: Kickstart Your Learning: 6 Short Months of MakeoverMonday
Starting a new job, always means learning! In 2017 Abby's new role required her to learn Tableau and explain the value to prospective clients. After a slow start, she decided to improve her skills and deliver EVERY Makeover Monday. Abby will share how regular participation has changed her approach to data and analytics, and will give you insight how you can do the same.
Paul Wachtler: Demystifying LODs
Level of Detail calculations are very powerful but often misunderstood. Power up your Tableau game by learning how and when to use LODs, and most importantly, understand what your LOD calculations are actually doing.
Pablo Gomez: Can Tableau Public Help Land Your Next Job?!
Discovering Tableau takes your career to the next level!! Pablo will share his journey, and his top secret weapon in landing roles: Tableau Public! Learn how Pablo has landed three gigs with his Tableau Public portfolio, and #steallikeanartist his tips for your next role.
Lindy Ryan: Software Superhero: Fighting Cyberbullying with Tableau Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and New Jersey schools are taking a data-driven approach to combatting cyberbullying. Learn how researchers have used Tableau to provide intuitive visualizations and dashboards that help local educators convert analytics into concrete action plans giving real-time, actionable insight into schools.
Joshua Smith: The Art of Data
Storytelling and graphic design are commonly studied, but dashboard designs also benefit from lessons learned from other arts and art theory: poetry, dance, film, and Lorca’s concept of Duende. Joshua will discuss how the goals of data visualization are like the goals of other arts, and then apply lessons learned from exemplary works from multiple art forms to dashboard design.
Crystal Lewis: Survey Says: You can use Tableau to Impact School Climate The Missouri Prevention Center uses Tableau to create reports on student & staff survey results for the K-12 school climate. School principals, in conjunction with study coaches, leverage the reports to define key focus areas and measure impact. Learn how data is integrated from Qualitrics to Tableau, creating amazing vizzes to improve the K-12 experience.
Mark Bradbourne: Open Your Practice; The Tableau Doctor Makes Housecalls! Creating an organization's Tableau Doctor practice enables promotion of education, best practices guidance, troubleshooting and community engagement through 1 on 1 support with Tableau Doctor sessions. Learn great tips including how to include remote workers, actively monitor progress, and continuous improvement for the program.
Sarah Burnett: Starting a Centre of Excellence from the Ground Up! When a tool like Tableau gains traction in your company, the best thing you can do is collaborate. Learn how to build a Tableau COE, ensuring people get strong support, workable solutions & a place to openly discuss, learn off each other, and get recognized.
Danielle Lynch: Visualize Everything: The Hot Sauce Approach to Making Change Discover how interactive custom tools were developed using insights from open source data as part of culturally responsive programs in higher education. Learn how to use data viz as an important medium for communicating ideas across disciplines. Go from data zero to data hero by fortifying your messages with irresistible cognitive flavor. In other words, put that sh** on everything!
Michael Sandberg: Improving Government Transparency in the City of Glendale, Arizona Using Tableau
The City of Glendale have taken their financial reporting to the next level! Public citizens are able to access the official financial transparency reporting tool - Follow Your Money, to search and view the financial activities of the city. Learn about the journey to create this publically accessible application.
Paul McHale: User Adoption - Moving past "Can I have this in Excel?" Ever been asked if you could just provide the data from your dashboard in an Excel spreadsheet? Or had your work chopped up with screenshots for a PowerPoint deck? Paul will demo a #realtableau dashboard while walking the audience through his team's struggles and ultimate success in getting users to interact with their dashboards via Tableau Server.
Steve Wood: It’s not about the data? CX, human-centered design and Tableau We often hear about telling stories with data, but what about the stories behind the data? Are the marks on your dashboard real people? Steve will share his human-centered design journey to discover customer experience (CX) stories, the important part that Tableau played, and the value of combining qualitative research with quantitative data exploration and visualization.
Pavithra Krishna: Let's talk Server - Tips, Health and Connectivity Tableau Server Admins, showcase data from different sources and utilize Tableau's rich visualizations in Salesforce seamlessly by embedding Tableau Dashboards into Salesforce. Find how to make it contextual to the user. Learn how to enable Single-Sign On and find how a simple batch file can send the dashboards without the users having to Subscribe to them on the server.
Lakshmi Narayana Syamala: Cache Me if you Can! Server performance can be an irritating issue, no one loves waiting while the load circle spins. Are you troubled by large, heavy dashboards taking ages to load? Learn how to speed the process by caching vizzes before people log on to Server, providing a speedy response and optimizing performance.
Chris & Fiorella Conn: Make Collaboration Great Again!
It's dangerous to go alone! Learn about sharing your thoughts, process, ideas, and even your sketches with your best friend or colleague can make things incredible. Chris & Fiorella will show their process from a rough drawing on paper to a finished viz, creating something that inspires them both.
Frederic Fery: My QUT Data Ninja Quest - How Tableau Can Change Lives Queensland University of Technology is creating a suite of engaging Tableau programs and events to inspire the new generation of data analysts. From data competitions to a Tableau café, Frederic will share the effectiveness of hosting activities to demonstrate hands on learning in a fun environment.
Dee Lern: Making a Music Viz-deo in Tableau What happens when an aspiring singer song writer intends to express his lyrics using data visualization? Tableau, of course! Equipped with some viz knowledge, see how Dee Lern challenged himself to be creative in altering and visualizing each line of his new song into a series of animations using Tableau in order to produce a unique and bubbly music video
Ali Motion: 7 Universal Truths to Data Analytics When Using Tableau Tableau is a powerful tool, super fast to develop vizzes. Great analysts wield this power carefully. Ali will share key concepts to consider in the application and assessment of effective analysis. Whether you’re starting your journey in analytics or are well versed in the art, these universal truths may help you to take your analysis to the next level.
Do you want to dip your toe into the Tableau speaking pool but feel unsure if you had any valuable content? Or maybe you think it's all been said before? Have a look at some potential topics below to help inspire an idea for a TFF talk. Just fill in the blank with your favorite thing you want to discuss.
Talks can be 20 minutes (15-17 minutes of content with 3-5 minutes for Q&A) or 45 minutes (40 minutes of content with 5 minutes of Q&A). The TFF team knows you've got a message to share, so check out our Call for Speakers page to apply for the next TFF.
Ten Potential TFF Topics
, Those are just the 10 topics that came to mind. Not sure and want to flesh out your topic idea? We'd love to help. DM @thefringefest, Alex, Fi, or schedule a vetting session with Emily to talk through it.
Note: Choosing a topic from the list above or consulting with the Emily or another TFF team member does not guarantee inclusion in the conference.