The Singapore Tableau User Group (TUG) conjured up an unforgettable Halloween-themed extravaganza on 23 October 2023. Not only did they summon the presence of two esteemed Tableau Visionaries and Iron Viz Champions – Will Sutton and Tristan Guillevin, but they also created a night to be etched in memory. This special gathering brought forth exceptional guest appearances, enlightening presentations and eerie visualizations that will linger in our minds.
Dashboard Tips and Treats
I was honored to commence the evening by demonstrating the art of repurposing filter actions, sheet swapping, dynamic table swapping, and collapsible containers. These invaluable dashboard tips provide the means to fulfill multifaceted user requirements and effectively manage the limitations of dashboard space. A comprehensive blog post detailing these tips is on the horizon, so stay tuned for more!
Above: Opening the TUG meeting.
There’s Nothing Scary About These Charts
Tristan Guillevin, Tableau Visionary and Iron Viz Champion 2017 undertook the daunting task of demystifying advanced charts, repetitive KPI card creation and intricate dashboard formatting. The audience marveled as Tristan effortlessly vanquished these challenges with just a few clicks, using tools such as AdvViz and BANg.
Above: Tristan’s presentation to the TUG.
Frightened by the Idea That AI Will Take Your Job?
Will Sutton, Tableau Visionary and Iron Viz Champion 2022, led us through the peaks and valleys of his data visualization journey with ChatGPT. He even pitted this AI against the finest in a $2,000 data visualization competition. The anxiety-inducing question loomed in everyone’s thoughts: Will ChatGPT replace our jobs? Fortunately, the answer is not yet! But it’s up to us to harness this technology as a co-pilot and accelerate our creative ideas.
Above: Will Sutton’s presentation.
Make Me BOO-Tiful?
The event fully embraced the Halloween spirit with an interactive Kahoot segment, delving into the horrors of real-world bad visualizations. Attendees immersed themselves in selecting violations of Visual Best Practices, such as inappropriate color usage, misleading axis representation and skewed data presentation.
Above: The winners of the Kahoot! quiz.
As the night drew to a close, attendees departed with our minds enriched with data wisdom, hearts brimming with Halloween merriment and stomachs satisfied with delectable food. A heartfelt thank you goes to the dedicated Singapore Tableau User Group team for orchestrating this successful event. Here’s to the anticipation of the next TUG gathering!
Above: The whole Singapore TUG in attendance.