TCC13 Talk at 945a on Monday Sept 9th

I will be sharing my experiences working with Big Data at Mozilla this coming Monday, September 9th at 945a in room NH10-11. I’m excited share with you all the fun and exciting stuff we’ve been doing with Tableau on top of systems like Hadoop and Vertica as well as the fun hacks we’ve done to…

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Data Analysis Fundamentals with Tableau

Learn how to truly derive insight from your data using Tableau Software’s powerful visual analytics and business intelligence platform. The cleanest most accurate data sources in the world are useless if no one can see and understand them. In this course I go into detail showing you how to use Tableau’s powerful platform for visual…

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Embedding Google News Feeds into Tableau

I love the Google Finance dashboards to keep tabs on my favorite stock (NYSE: DATA) and while I have certainly copied this layout for many of my dashboards I was always jelous how they were able to embed that sexy news feed to the right of the trends. For years I have pondered just how…

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bit.ly data to CSV (for import to Tableau)

Recently I received a request to pull some metrics for our use of bit.ly in social media and display them in a Tableau dashboard. While Tableau doesn’t have a native connection to bit.ly there is a great example from Andy Cotgreave on how to do this here: Analysing click counts from bit.ly using Python and…

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New Course: Big Data Analytics with Tableau

Teaching and sharing my knowledge and experience has always been a passion of mine. Back to the days when I was coaching lunchtime workouts in San Diego to present where I enjoy regular speaking engagements at user groups and conferences. The latest way in which I want to share my knowledge and experience with the…

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MoPal Elastic Search Query Tool

Have mounds of data buried away in Elastic Search where your favorite query tool, Tableau, can’t reach it? Have no fear, MoPal is here! MoPal is a simple PHP app which allows you to execute Elastic Search queries (if you can call them that) and save the results to comma separate values (.csv) files. I…

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Google Analytics + Tableau, June 6th in San Diego

San Diego | 6 June, 2013 | 4:00 – 10:00PM PDT Location (map) 750 B Street Suite 1500 San Diego, California 92101 United States Please join us for the San Diego User Group June 6th Agenda: Networking Ben Sullins – Mozilla Ben will be demonstrating a method to easily integrate Google Analytics into Tableau Server….

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Instant Search for Tableau Server in Firefox

Recently, a friend and colleague from across the pond, Craig Bloodworth, created a plugin for Google’s Chrome browser that gave you direct access to your Tableau Server. Now I prefer to use a browser that has my back (eg. Firefox) and I wanted to achieve similar functionality as well. So, with that I looked to…

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Basics of Presentation Design

I see a lot of presentations. In meetings, webinars, and conferences I am frequently sitting in a room or watching something online trying to receive some sort of message from another individual in the form of a presentation. Nine times out of ten, this other person does what most do and show slides that have a…

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