Getting Into: Tableau

Recently I had to learn Tableau at work. This is a list of links that I found particularly interesting during the learning process.

Kirill Eremenko’s coursed on Udemy was very helpful and to the point. I played along with my own data on the side and within a few hours I felt like I had the hang of Tableau. I recommend them all.

  1. Tableau 10 A-Z: Hands-On Tableau Training For Data Science!
  2. Tableau 10 Advanced Training: Master Tableau in Data Science
  3. Tableau Expert: Top Visualization Techniques in Tableau 10

Bought at the full price this would be very expensive. But Udemy regularly have sales and you should be able to pick up all three courses for a total of about 30 euros, which is extremely cheap.

There are many people who blog about Tableau, below I list a few that I have found interesting

  • Jonathan Drummey’s blog has a Tableau Wiki section which includes an impressive number of links covering different (all?) concepts in Tableau.
  • Andy Kriebel’s blog contains some fun weekly topics: Makeover monday, tableau tips tuesday, and workout wednesday.
  • Steve wexler’s company site has insights on visualizing survey data.

Other interesting links

  • Tableau zen-master. Tableau maintains a list of people who are particularly good at engaging with the community. They get the title of Tableau Zen master. This site contains a complete list of current and former Zen Masters.
  • Interwork’s blog includes more than 200 blog posts.

Books that I find interesting

  • Big book of dashboards. Having learned how to make dashboards in Tableau its time to learn how to make good dashbaords. The application to health care is particularly interesting for me.
  • Tableau for Healthcare, Third Edition. Since I work in the healthcare sector, this book should be particularly interesting.