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Jan 26, 9:00-400, Tableau Day

January 19th, 2017

Discover how to effectively visualize and analyze data with Tableau
Thursday, January 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Hub (111-104)

JPL employees and affiliates are invited to take part in JPL Tableau Day on Thursday, January 26, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Hub (111-104). The workshop, co-hosted by the IT Directorate and the EBIS Division, is an opportunity for users to learn the latest techniques for effectively visualizing and analyzing JPL’s data using Tableau. Through demonstrations, discussions, technical conversations, and hands-on tutorials, representatives from Tableau will help participants explore how they can easily create interactive data visualizations to more quickly understand and analyze their data. To participate in the workshop, send your name and badge number with the Subject line “Tableau Day” to by Wednesday, January 25.

JPL Tableau Day Agenda

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Tableau: Introduction and Overview

Tableau helps people see and understand their data.  But how…and why?  Please join the Tableau team for a brief introduction, overview of the technology, and high level demonstration of the functionality.

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Tableau 101

Please bring your laptops with your trial of Tableau Desktop installed! Join us and learn to build 3 separate visualizations, combine them into one dashboard, filter, and publish to Tableau Server. Ideal for brand new users or prospective users.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Break for Lunch

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Using Tableau at JPL

Join JPLers Laura Siahaan and Bogdan Oaida as they showcase how they are supporting different projects at JPL using Tableau in areas ranging from Business to Systems Engineering.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Tableau and your Data

Join us for a conversation about how to best work with your Data and Tableau.  From connecting to different data sets, data prep, data blending, unions, sets, pivots etc.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Tableau Hot Topics / What’s New

Tableau is constantly working to deliver new functionality, please join us for a session that will help highlight some of the newest capabilities, as well as some important features that you may have missed along the way.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Tableau Hands-On Q&A

Please join the Tableau team for a hands-on Question/Answer session.  We will be prepared to answer specific technical questions related to the tool, or even answer design questions and make suggestions related to visualizations.  Bring your laptops, vizzes, and questions!  This is also a great opportunity to network with other current and potentially interested Tableau users.

Jan 18, 9:00-3:00, Mini Apple Day

January 2nd, 2017

OCIO will host a Mini Apple Day. Check back for more information.

Jan 17, 12:00-1:00, PP2B Seminar

January 2nd, 2017

The JPL Parents and Parents to Be (PP2B) group will host a seminar.  Check back here for more information.

Jan 12, 11:30-12:30, Open Developers Meet up

January 2nd, 2017

A series of five-minute demonstrations will be presented Thursday, Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hub, 111-104.

Hundreds of people at JPL are writing code to solve their problems through software. If you’re going to tackle a new software project, chances are good that someone at JPL has already considered, started or even finished work that will benefit you. Participate in rapid demos from developers around the Lab whose open work is accessible for you to use today.

Since the introduction of new collaborative development tools at JPL, a growing community of almost 1,400 JPLers have participated in sharing code across more than 4,100 now-accessible projects. From Mars time conversion libraries to flexible web-based JPL plotting and secure cloud-computing snippets, many common solutions are ready for your use today.

The meetup, co-sponsored by the Missions Systems and Operations Division (39) and the IT Directorate (17X), consists of a series of five-minute demos, each followed by five minutes of questions and answers.

Interested in learning more about open work being performed at JPL? Users can view previous presentations on JPL Tube via the Open Developer Meetup Channel or sign up to join the email list at