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November 13, 2010

If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit!

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The November Atlanta Tableau User Group (ATUG) meeting included over 30 people from industries including transportation, social media, consumer packaged goods, and data visualization consulting, just to name a few.  Over half the group had downloaded Tableau 6.0 the same day as the meeting. 

Our last three user group meetings have all included hands-on exercises and this time we challenged the groups to come up with a dashboard within 30 minutes based on 50 years of crime data.  That might seem like a short amount of time, but that’s the point.  We want the membership to realize the power of Tableau to let you gain rapid-fire insights.  Almost half the group was new users, so having them work with Tableau and putting the power in their hands is the best way to sell the product.

We formed three team of five (yes, I know that doesn’t add up to 30; there were people that left and others than hovered) and told the teams that the best viz would win a prize…t-shirts donated by Tableau.

First place went to Team 2 (as voted by their peers).

Team 1 came in a close second place with their dashboard that contains action filters on each sheet.


Well done to each team.  I’m looking forward to our next meeting on January 20th.  Remember to bring a friend.

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