Key Data Consulting hosts the Brisbane Tableau User Group every 2 or 3 months.
This provides an open exchange of ideas, techniques and even open data sets so we can build a community of people interested in helping each other out and learning from each other with the added bonus of a good venue and a beer. The venue is excellent and just around the corner from Fortitude Valley Railway Station. If driving there are local parking stations and I have had luck in the past finding street meter parking around in Alfred Street.
The door is open for people to do a small presentation of their own Tableau workbooks and be in the running for an IPad mini, the intent is NOT to show the latest greatest techniques and jedi tricks, rather it is to show stuff that is interesting and get a feel for how we are collectively using Tableau. Interesting maybe due to:
- Data available (check out my open data blog entry)
- How insight is gained from the data
- A good looking Viz
- How quickly you were able to go from beginner to getting some interesting insights
- or a new Jedi technique.
The intent is to hold 3 or 4 of these annually and the format will evolve as we have the events and see what works best, more than happy for feedback on what you would like to see and if specific topics or short sharp user presentations are preferred. My current thinking is the 2nd half should remain about opening laptops and having a chat about work we are doing as individuals over beer & pizza.
I am also happy to give a small plug for RiverCity Labs here, when you come along I suspect you will be surprised at the facility, this is by far the BEST venue for this kind of thing I have come across. I moved from Sydney 3 years ago and was one a small team of TUG organisers in Sydney and we never had a facility as good as this there.