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Feb 23, 9:00-4:00, Desk Copy Exchange

January 26th, 2017

The next Desk Copy Exchange is scheduled for February 23, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hub.

The JPL Library receives returned “desk copies” and occasional book donations from employees.  After adding the appropriate ones to the library’s collection, there are duplicate copies and slightly out-of-scope books remaining.  The “Desk Copy Exchange” is for all JPLers; come take a look and provide a new home to the books so that they are useful again!

There are books on sciences, engineering, business management, and computer applications.   The Exchange will be held on Thursday, February 23, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or until all these books find new homes, whichever first.

Feb 15, 9:00-3:00, Mini Apple Day

January 26th, 2017

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

Feb 8, 1:30-2:30, ACW Networking Event

January 26th, 2017

The JPL Advisory Council for Women will celebrate its 40th anniversary, and holds a networking event at the Hub.

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)

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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 leapinnovation@jpl.nasa.gov 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.