Thursday, April 10, 2014

The next GOTUG meet up will be from 1-4pm on Thursday April 24th at UNO's Mammel Hall

We're excited that UNO is hosting this quarter's event and we have an great agenda: Dr John Konvalina and Dr Mahbubul Majumder will talk about the new data science initiative at UNO that starts in the fall. Hint: Data Visualization is the center piece of the program! Mark Johnson from Alteryx will show how Alteryx can prep the data for Tableau to speed up and improve the analysis process. Also you see how you can easily include sophisticated analytics in your Tableau dashboards. The event is going to be held at Mammel Hall on UNO's Pacific Street Campus. The address is 6708 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Entry in the 2012 Perceptual Edge Dashboard Design Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Perceptual Edge Dashboard Design contest, Jason and Shamik.  Great work!  Their entries can be found here:

You can see some of the other entries by going to and look for the Dashboard Design subject.  Here's my entry created in Tableau - of course!  As always, any and all feedback is welcome.  Thanks!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Agenda for the August 2nd GOTUG Meeting - Tableau will be here in person!

Greater Omaha Tableau User Group

Please join us for the next Greater Omaha Tableau User Group (GOTUG) meeting

When: Thursday, August 2nd from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Where: Creighton University, The Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning, 602 N. 20th St, Room 2066, Omaha, NE 68178 -

This event is a time to share, listen, network and discuss experiences and opportunities with other Tableau users.

  • Welcome!
  • Introductions: Goals & Expectations: Mary Chase
  • Guest speaker Jon Boeckenstedt
o   John is the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management for Policy and Planning at DePaul University in Chicago and has presented at the Tableau Customer Conference.   If you'd like to know more about Jon and his Tableau story check out the link below!
  • Mary Chase and Duey Heffelfinger will show us how Creighton uses Tableau to gain insight
  • Jason Bondoux from Tableau will be here in person with a couple of Data Viz gurus to show us some Tableau Jedi Tricks!  They might even talk about what’s coming next at Tableau.
  • Action items / Suggestions/ Networking

Friday, June 29, 2012

My Entry for the Tableau Interactive Sports Viz Contest

The Pitcher Effectiveness Rating is an indication of a pitcher's effectiveness and future performance according to fantasy baseball site
"A pitcher's effectiveness is closely tied to the number of baserunners he allows and the number of strikeouts he gets. This table uses a rating system of K/BB + K/9IP - (BB+H)/9IP - HR/9IP. This formula is best used as an indicator of future performance of a pitcher. A pitcher may have a low era after 15-20 innings, but may not have been pitching as effectively as the era indicates. A look at this rating system will be a good way to tell if the pitcher will continue with the low era or will soon run into some trouble."
This is a metric that is screaming to be visualized.  The visualization uses Lahman's Baseball Database to let users explore the relationship between the Pitcher Effectiveness Rating and the individual metrics that combine to make the rating.  Users can drill into different eras over baseball's past and look for changes in the rating based on the pitchers age and the total number of innings pitched over a career.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Save The Date! Next GOTUG is Scheduled for August 2nd

The next meet up for the Greater Omaha Tableau User Group (GOTUG) will be held August 2nd at 1pm on the Creighton University campus. A detailed agenda will be published soon including an exciting announcement regarding our guest speaker. Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Next GOTUG Meet Up Scheduled for May 3rd

Greater Omaha Tableau User Group

Please join us for the Greater Omaha Tableau User Group (GOTUG) meeting on Thursday, May 3rd from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
When: Thursday, November 10th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Millard Public Schools, Ron Witt Support Service Center, 13737 Industrial Road,
Omaha, NE 68137
This event is a time to share, listen, network and discuss experiences and opportunities with other Tableau users.
  • Welcome!
  • Introductions: Goals & Expectations
  • Parameter Deep Dive – Tim Costello, Business Intelligence Specialist, Interworks, Inc.
    • Tim will cover everything you need to know about parameters. What they are, how to use them, when to use them. During this session you will see three ways to use parameters that you can start using in your next workbook.
  • Student Assessment - Joseph Crum, Data and Assessment Associate, Millard Public Schools
    • Learn how Milliard Public Schools is using Tableau to help tell the story of every student.
  • Cool Things GOTUG Members are Doing With Tableau
    • This is an open half hour towards end of the session for GOTUG members to pass on tips, tricks and techniques they want share
  • Ideas / Plan forward / Action items / Suggestions