W#5 Telling stories with data

Thursday 11 April 2019

Workshop Stream – Storyteller

What is it: Once your data is clean how can you tell stories with it? What is the data trying to tell you? Learn how you can use Tableau to visualise your data whether for managers or for that important report. Tableau is one of a number of visualisation tools that can be used to make sense of your data once you become a proficient storyteller.

Who is it for: People who would like to turn numbers into meaning and anyone interested in visually presenting data.

Presenter: Justin Kelly & Thomas Rutter (Swinburne)

Justin Kelly is a Data Engineer in the Business Analytics department of Swinburne University specialising in Tableau and Amazon Web Services. He has worked in Higher Education for the last 10 years, for 5 years at Swinburne University Library as a Web Developer – working with various Library discovery systems – and previously presented at the last VALA Tech Camp in 2017.

Twitter: _justin_kelly Blog: https://justin.kelly.org.au


Thomas Rutter has been developing web applications for 18 years. In his 12 years at Swinburne University of Technology, Thomas has developed and customised web-based software solutions for the Library, working on the Library’s Discovery system, digital media repository and institutional research repository.

Twitter: @tomtimes5

Workshop Requirements

Using your own laptop with the (free) Tableau Public Desktop Edition.