Interested in some hands-on practice after the workshop? Makeover Monday posts a new data set weekly and invites participants to submit their best visualizations. Tag your viz on Twitter (#MakeoverMonday) and join the live webinar for feedback on Wednesdays.
Atlanta Tableau User Group (ATUG)
Atlanta's local Tableau group hosts monthly meetups and presentations.
The library's Research Data Services Team currently offers Tableau 1 & 2 workshops several times a semester at the Atlanta campus. Check the Research Data Services calendar or the University Library calendar to register for upcoming library workshops.
Which version of Tableau should I download/use?
Tableau Public is available for anyone to download and learn the basics of Tableau. Most of the visualization capabilities are the same as the full version, but your file importing and saving options are limited. Your visualizations can only be published online and are accessible to anyone. Tableau Public is available on all Atlanta campus University Library computers.
Tableau for Students is available with a renewable one-year license for each year you are a student. You must provide your student information (institution, school email address, etc.). This version has the full saving and file importing capabilities of the professional version (Tableau Desktop).
Is Tableau available for Macs?
Yes. Tableau can be used on both Macs and PCs. Check out the technical specifications here.
Are there alternatives to Tableau?
Yes. There are dozens of other data visualization programs, including Microsoft Power BI, Qlik Sense, and TIBCO SpotFire, to name a few. Research Data Services does not currently offer support or training for these other programs.