Upcoming meet – October 28th Tableau Showcase, and Tableau practicals

28th October 1-2pm. Tableau showcase

Please sign up using the Eventbrite here

Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square, University of Bristol, BS8 1JA

The session will be given by speakers from Tableau.

This will be an hour long session including a 10 minute demo of Tableau’s capabilities with an example mobile phone dataset, a discussion of how data visualisation is used and how Tableau might help you, exploration of the Tableau visuals gallery and information about further training.

Data is everywhere. But it can be hard to make sense of it all. Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights that make an impact. Easily connect to data stored anywhere, in any format. Quickly perform ad hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities. Drag and drop to create interactive dashboards with advanced visual analytics. Then share across your organization and empower teammates to explore their perspective on data. From global enterprises to early-stage start-ups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau’s analytics platform to see and understand their data.

Note that University of Bristol employees can access Tableau for free via Tableau’s academic programme. Students can download licenses here. Instructors/non-commercial academic researchers can use the link here. Instructors can download course software here. There is some further information on eligibility here. Tableau Public is free to anyone and some people might qualify for a licence from Tableau Foundation :

If you are interested in a more structured course, Tableau will be running a beginners and intermediate course that day as well, details can be found on the JGI website.

Introduction to d3.js by Gizat Makhanov – 9th July 2019

We really enjoyed hearing about the potentials of d3.js and seeing some of the visuals it can create. If you would like the slides Gizat has been kind enough to share them with the group, please email the organisers for a copy.

Gizat was also able to give us an insight into a project he is working on, making a visualisation of the London Marathon data (, using these for inspiration & Hopefully he will be back to share the finished visual with the group!


Other useful links:

d3 galleries: