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Data Visualization Workshop using Tableau in Philly April 14th

  • 1.  Data Visualization Workshop using Tableau in Philly April 14th

    Posted 03-13-2019 15:49
    Edited by Mindy Beattie 03-14-2019 09:21
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    We Dear Colleagues,

    The Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division has a CE Course planned before their annual meeting at the Hilton Penn's Landing Hotel in Philadelphia, April 14, 2019. Doug Joubert from the NIH is the instructor so if you are interested in learning how to visualize your usage statistics to make them more meaningful for your organization's leadership--I encourage you to attend!

    Date and time: Sunday April 14, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Breakfast is included.
    CE course fees: members, $150; non-members $200; Student/unemployed $125; non-exhibiting vendors $150
    Register here:

    For more information on the PHT Spring meeting visit our meeting website or open the attached agenda.



    Doug Joubert, Informationist / Biomedical Librarian, National Institutes of Health


    This hands-on workshop introduces students to the basic principles for visualizing quantitative and qualitative data to facilitate managerial decision-making. Instructors uses both data visualization best practices and practical hands-on lessons in Tableau Public. Instructors will draw on their own experience to demonstrate how these principles are useful in real-world situations. Students must bring a laptop.


    • Provide an overview and brief history of the practice of data visualization
    • Introduce students to the key design principles and techniques for visualizing data
    • Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of communication and alignment around concepts that are required for effective data presentation
    • Provide an overview and develop an introductory level of competency on the use of Tableau Public
    • Develop a visualization in Tableau Public using a case study


    • General computer skills and a familiarity with charting tools like Microsoft Excel are necessary.
    • Direct access to a computer on which the student can install software is required (see Required Software below)
    • Students must bring a laptop
    • An understanding of basic charting and statistical terms and practices will be helpful, but not required.

    Student Outcomes

    After taking this workshop, students should be able to collect and process data in Tableau Public, create an interactive visualization, and use their visualization to provide insights from the case study.

    Required Software

    A significant amount of time that students spend completing their assignments will involve the use of Tableau Public. This software must be installed before the workshop.

    • Microsoft Excel (Win 2007/Mac 2008 or Win 2010/Mac 2011 or Win 2013)
    • Tableau Public

    Mindy Beattie
    Senior Director
    Gilead Sciences Inc



  • 2.  RE: Data Visualization Workshop using Tableau in Philly April 14th

    Posted 03-14-2019 09:20
    Correction: breakfast is included for the CE course, not lunch. Apologies for my mistake!

    Mindy Beattie