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CDRC Training / Mar 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tableau Workshop

This one-day interactive course, in association with The Alan Turing Institute, provides a practical introduction to data visualization with Tableau Desktop, an industry-leading visualization tool. You will learn how to create effective visualizations that range from bar and line charts to heat maps and geographic maps using Tableau, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls. You’ll then have the opportunity to apply your knowledge by tackling a series of data analysis ‘challenges’. This is a workshop and thus will involve hands-on practical exercises.

Workshop Tutor

Roy Ruddle is Professor of Computing at the University of Leeds, Deputy Director for Research Technology at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) and Turing Fellow with The Alan Turing Institute. Roy has worked in both industry and academia, and specialises in research into new user interfaces and visualization techniques for high-definition workstation and Powerwall displays. His research spans application domains as diverse as web browsing, petrophysics and health, and his Leeds Virtual Microscope (LVM) is being commercialised by the healthcare company Roche. Roy currently leads the QuantiCode “Making Sense of Data” project that is funded by the EPSRC and has seven public sector and commercial partners from the health, retail and data centre sectors.


Is this course for me?

The workshop is open to academic staff and students only due to licensing restrictions, irrespective of their level of knowledge on Tableau.

No prior knowledge is assumed for this course other than having basic IT skills. However, you will get the most out of the course if you complete in advance the Get Started tutorial (https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/guides/get-started-tutorial/en-us/get-started-tutorial-home.htm). You can download Tableau onto your own PC and obtain a free temporary licence (see https://www.tableau.com/products/trial) or use it in the LIDA Training Room (Worsley 11.06), the Chemical Engineering IT Cluster or the Cohen A/B IT Cluster.



Please note that only emails ending .ac.uk can be taken into account for bookings on this course due to licensing restrictions.

£70 – Students

£120 – Academic/ University staff




Further Information

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For further information about this workshop, please contact Kylie Norman.


Mar 2
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Consumer Data Research Centre
0113 343 0242


Leeds Institute for Data Analytics
Level 11, Worsley Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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