HETUG December 2023: Mad Math about Tableau Doctor!

Higher Education Tableau User Group

Dec 19, 2023, 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Meet mathy Sam Homier (San Bernadino Valley College), learn to manage your data with a Tableau add-on with Lauren Hartman (UAlaska) and David Liška (SMU), see the maddening goodness of Ginny Moench's holiday Mad Libs, and then visit the Tableau Doctor, no appointment necessary and no co-pay!

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About this event


Log in, grab a treat, and take a comfortable seat.

Meet a Community Member

Sam Homier (San Bernadino Valley College)

We'll meet former math professor turned research analyst, and co-lead of the California Community Colleges (CCC) TUG, Sam Homier!

Tips & Tricks - Data Management Add-On

Lauren Hartman (UAlaska) and David Liška (SMU) 

Tableau's Data Management Add-On has a bunch of nifty features, including Data Catalog and Prep Conductor, and a few folks have asked about it. Lauren and David will share how their schools are using some of what's in the add-on.

Holiday Mad Libs!

Ginny Moench (Appalachian State)

It's December, and every December, Ginny creates seasonal Mad Libs using Tableau. Don't believe us? Check the receipts: 2022, 2021, 2020, you get the picture.

What will this year's be? We hope you'll join us to see what Tableau functionality, song, and design Ginny will be mad-libbing!

Tableau Doctor

You and all your fellow HETUGers

Last year, we made an emergency visit to the Tableau Doctor during our December meeting. We got some really positive feedback about it, and we liked positivity. We've decided that an annual visit to the Tableau Doctor is probably warranted, preventative care and whatnot.

Is there something you’ve been stuck on? A trick you specifically want to learn? Or a tableau public dashboard you’ve always wanted to reverse engineer?

During the meeting the crowd — including you! — will work through these questions together!

If you have some ideas, please Slack @HETUG leads in the #higher_ed_tug

Wrap-up and Chat

We'll close out the meeting with info about our next HETUG meeting, and then open up breakout rooms to chat! (Chat may extend past 4:30pm Eastern.)

Can't get enough HETUG?

Want to present?

Have a quick tip to share? A longer presentation? Want us to interview you in our Meet a Community Member segment? We want to hear from you!

Present at HETUG!

Join the conversation on Slack!

Want to chat with other HETUG members? Have a Tableau question? Want a sounding board? We've got a Slack space for that.

Register with an .edu or other Higher Ed email address.

Go to HETUG Slack!

Have questions about HETUG?

Contact the HETUG co-leads in the #higher_ed_tug Slack channel, or email us at higheredtug@gmail.com.


  • Roshni Gohil


    User Group Ambassador

  • Virginia Moench

    Appalachian State University

    User Group Leader

  • Andrew Drinkwater

    Plaid Analytics

    User Group Leader

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