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Tableau Software Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:00PM – Registration
5:30PM -6:30PM – Reception and Demos
6:30PM – 7:15PM – Tech Talks (Dave Story, Terry Roberts, Stephanie Nicholson, Vidya Setlur)
7:15PM – 8:00PM – Raffle, Meet and Greet
Twitter hashtag for the event: #TableauGirlGeekDinner
Twitter handles for the hosts: @Tableau @BayAreaGGD
Tableau Software Girl Geek Speaker Bios
Dave Story (VP of Mobile and Strategic Growth)
Bio: Dave Story is the Vice President of Mobile and Strategic Growth at Tableau Software and is responsible for driving strategy for Tableau’s mobile products. Dave has more than 14 years of executive level management experience leading some of the world’s best-known product lines. Prior to Tableau, he served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at LucasFilm where he led technology for all of the company’s divisions. He was also CTO at Move Inc., the operator of www.realtor.com, Vice President of Product Development and Product Management at Adobe Systems, and CTO for Intuit’s Small Business and Personal Finance Group.
Talk Abstract: Dave will kick-start the event by introducing what Tableau is about and its mission. He will also introduce Tableau on mobile, where iPads and Android tablets provide users the ability to explore, analyze and visualize data using touch gestures, such as tapping, squeezing or swiping through content.
Terry Roberts (User Experience Designer)
Bio: Terry Roberts is a User Experience Designer with experience in several domains. She began her career working on the Xerox Star, the first commercial windows-and-mouse personal computer (predecessor of the Macintosh). Subsequent adventures took her to U S WEST Advanced Technologies doing telecommunications, Sun Microsystems doing tools for programmers, PeopleSoft doing enterprise data warehousing systems, and Intuit creating tools for accountants who support small businesses. Terry has been at Tableau for a year, primarily designing features that let people clean up their data prior to analysis. Terry has a Ph.D. from Stanford in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction.
Talk Abstract: Terry will give an end-to-end demo of the Tableau data visualization product: connecting to data and reviewing what it looks like, exploratory data visualization, analysis, and turning the results into a “story” to tell others.
Stephanie Nicholson (Software Engineer)
Bio: Originally from Portland, OR, Stephanie relocated to Stanford University for college. After earning a BA in Psychology and MS in Computer Science, she joined Tableau as a desktop UI developer. Outside of work, Stephanie loves playing with her cats, Stanford football, spending time with friends, and collecting sloth-themed loungewear.
Talk Abstract Tableau’s mission is to help people see and understand their data, and one of the best ways we can do that is by telling stories. In our 8.2 release, Tableau unveiled its “Story Points” feature. Story Points allows users to assemble sheets and dashboards into an interactive narrative arc that tells a story with their data. In this talk, I’ll discuss the development of the feature, demonstrate creating and presenting a story, show off a few examples created by our user community, and discuss future directions recently demonstrated at our customer conference.
Vidya Setlur (Scientist)
Bio: Vidya Setlur is a research scientist at Tableau Software. Previously, she worked as a principal research scientist at the Nokia Research Center for 7 years. She earned her doctorate in Computer Graphics in 2005 at Northwestern University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of natural language processing (NLP) and computer graphics, particularly in the area of iconography and content retargeting. This offers her a unique perspective in an R&D team focused on data visualization. You can find out more about her research at http://vidyasetlur.com and follow her on twitter @vsetlur
Talk abstract: Being part of research at Tableau is unique to begin with. Unlike other research labs, the research team is part of the larger development organization. This has two advantages. First, as a research scientist, one is closely in sync with the product roadmap and the feature teams. Second, it opens up opportunities to collaborate with other engineers on topics of mutual interest. In this talk, come learn about some cool research we are doing here at Tableau.