The course aims to teach the basic functions of Tableau (desktop, public and online) and to equip participants with skills they need to get the most out of the data. The course is designed to begin with an introduction to the tool and principles behind data visualization. The course will begin with a thorough introduction to Tableau software, including analytical concepts behind applicable visualization. The course examples and exercises will focus on socio-economic indicators of Nepal and Bhutan (e.g. poverty, education, health, labor issues). The course will cover some advanced, but commonly needed, methods of tableau visualization. The emphasis is on applications of the software, not derivations, of the indicators.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to convert data to visually appealing diagrams and charts to make informative decisions. For example, the participants will learn how to visualize geographic data and plot data onto a map visualization. They will also learn to create quick table calculations, formatting and presenting data to tell data-driven stories.
Course Schedule and Calendar
The lectures will be delivered in five days from February 10th to 14th, 2020. The detailed course schedule and course calendar can be accessed on this page.
The venue will be Hotel Marriot, Naxal. Lectures will be from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM and breakfast will be served from 7:30 am. There will be 75 minutes for group work at the end of each day. Each group session supports and reinforces the skill presented in the class.
The World Bank will provide the data, problem sets, and reading resources. The World Bank will not provide transportation, lodging cost or cover the tableau subscription fee.
1. Dr Hiroki Uematsu, Senior Economist
2. Mr Ashutosh Mani Dixit, Economist
How to Apply:
Please send your updated CV, and a brief statement describing how you will use Tableau after taking this course to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply by 31st January 2020. Seats are limited; accepted candidates will be notified via email. The course attendance is free for selected candidates.
1. Ability to regularly attend the course and complete out-of-classroom
2. Personal laptop with the installation of Tableau Desktop or Tableau public
3. Motivation to use tableau and passion towards data-driven story telling.
Participants will have to make their data open in case they use Tableau public for the course.