Wow, what an event! For those of you who did attend, I am sure you will agree this was a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded professionals and share both our passions and enthusiasm for Tableau and other supporting solutions.
Setting Up for The Main Event
There was a large team who were involved in creating VizIt. Meetings kicked all the way back off in March 2023 with a huge amount of behind-the-scenes work. Our community leaders, Annabelle Rincon, Heidi Kalbe, Sarah Bartlett and Tore Levinsen, and our Tableau community leaders, Laura Ward and Kelly Genton, wanted to give the community an event that would recreate the energy of Tableau Conferences in Europe in previous years.
We’d initially had concerns that we could not fill the space we had booked. When the day of the event came around, however, we found we needn’t have worried, and that our concern should have been finding an even bigger space! We’d would like to apologise to any of you who did not make it into the event. We aimed to provide spots for 250 people, and we ended up with more than 450 registrations.
VizIt Kicks Off
Meeting everyone there and networking with our partners who graciously sponsored the event (Tableau, Fivetran, Snowflake, One Data, Wiiisdom and Apps for Tableau) was fantastic. The atmosphere was electric.
Tableau kicked us off with an inspiring keynote from Andy Cotgreave, who reminded everybody of the joy of exploration – which is why Tableau stands out from the crowd. Senior managers from Tableau product management, marketing and community leadership also contributed to make this informative as well as fun.
The full agenda of breakout sessions covered a wide range of subjects, with a little something for everybody sprinkled in. I discovered that data driven insights have helped sway political destinies and resolve the unrest of strikes. I also witnessed battles first-hand — thankfully of a more playful kind — involving creative uses of bar charts. Another hot topic centres around migration to the cloud: for those making the move how should you do it successfully – and if you’re staying on prem you could find out how to save time and reduce risks by automating the workload.
Oh, and your visit wasn’t complete without a selfie with the pink dinosaur!
If you missed the opportunity to see any of the presentations you have the opportunity to view and download them here!
We look forward to seeing what the Tableau Community brings in 2024.
Above: Tableau Community Leaders – Heidi Kalbe, Sarah Bartlett, Annabelle Rincon and Tore Levinsen