The Pre-Conference Compendium : #Data17
I’ll be attending my first Tableau conference in a few weeks. Excitement levels haven’t really subsided since I confirmed my place back in March, but in recent weeks they’ve gone up a notch since the pre-conference community blog posts have started to appear.
I’ve been lapping up each and every single one, and whilst many of them carry advice from those who’ve attended in previous years, not all of it is the same. Since I’m not yet in a position to share any advice, however, I instead thought I could serve a purpose by collating all of the useful posts I’ve come across and provide links to them here in order that others might benefit.
If you’re aware of any others, please add a comment below or tweet me @mtedw and I will add them to the list for others to benefit from.
These blog posts are all #data17 specific, offering tips on planning, clothing and etiquette etc. Most recent additions appear at the top:
- Emily Kund (thefringefestival.rocks) – “absorb what you’ve learned, chill out a little, network”
- Eva Murray (trimydata.com) – “There is no such thing as a free lunch”
- Preston Howell (teknionusa.com) – “Don’t ignore the customer sessions”
- Eva Murray (Exasol), Andy Kriebel (The Data School), Sarah Bartlett (Mitie), Curtis Harris (Pluralsight) (thatdatavizguy.com) – Make the most out of Tableau Conference (webinar)
- Paul Chapman (thatdatavizguy.com) – Taking notes at Conference
- Thomas Cook (missingrows.blogspot.com) – “go to meetups; have fun”
- Nicole Kraft (mccormickbi.com) – “attend at least one session by a Zen Master”
- Paul Hardman (http://datavizblog.ph.ie) – “don’t expect everyone to know who you are”
- Sarah Bartlett (sarahlovesdata.com) – “you’ll be using your devices at lot”
- Emily Chen (lesviz.com) – “let go of the FOMO”
- Curtis Harris (themarkscard.com) – “screw the agenda”
- Bridget Cogley (tableaufit.com) – “find a buddy and tag team”
- Chris Love (sciolisticramblings) – “remember your objectives”
Blogs from #Data16 and before
These blogs were written either ahead of, or retrosepctives on, previous conferences, but much of the content and advice may still be appropriate:
- Paul Chapman (thatdatavizguy.com) – “always have a plan B”
- Jonathan Drummey (datablick.com) – “don’t skip the keynotes”
- Tiffany Spaulding (linkedin) – “leave the laptop in your hotel”
Say Yes to everything and you not go far wrong at #data17
— Matt Francis (@Matt_Francis) September 6, 2017
See you in Vegas!