Rhode Island Tableau User Group (RITUG)

An Official Tableau User Group

Rhode Island Tableau User Group (RITUG) is a PPL initiative to support the growing community of Tableau (Data Analytics Application) users.

The purpose of RITUG, which holds quarterly meetings at PPL, is to share knowledge, build skills, and connect with other Tableau users in Rhode Island and the surrounding area. RITUG also hosts free Tableau community service projects (Data for Good) — offering opportunities to both skill-build and give back. The group is open to all, whether you are a student of data analysis or a wizard. RITUG has been endorsed by Tableau as an official Tableau User Group — the only one in Rhode Island — and is facilitated by experienced project manager Bill Rebello and PPL’s lead technology instructor Don Gregory.

PPL’s goal with RITUG is to make Rhode Island the region’s leader in data analytics education. PPL’s desire to spearhead RITUG correlates directly with our mission to engage learners, inspire thinkers, and connect diverse communities and with our investment in and commitment to technology education and workforce development programming. Sponsorship opportunities are available to local businesses.

Data for good

Using our quarterly meetings of RITUG as an engine for social good, we are able to match the data science skills of professionals across many sectors with non-profit and government agencies that lack staff expertise in these areas.

2019 Meetings

January 15, 6 – 8 pm in PPL’s Ship Room, 225 Washington Street, Providence. The program is free and open to all data lovers!  Please register at: https://usergroups.tableau.com/ritugwinter2020

The new decade brings exciting and new data challenges to us, and what better way to prepare for them than to gather and talk data and Tableau! We have an exciting agenda planned starting with dinner and networking at 5:30 pm.

We are kicking off 2020 with guest speaker Andrew Schoepfer, Assistant Athletic Director, Providence College on Using Tableau Analytics for Marketing and Ticket Sales.  Team challenge and Tips N’ Tricks to follow, as well as community projects.

 

2019 Meetings

January 2019

Joined by CVS Health as our inaugural meeting sponsor, about 75 data analysts from Rhode Island and nearby southeastern New England companies and organizations assembled to hear from Tableau Zen Master Jonathan Drummey.

April 2019

About 70 data analysts from Rhode Island and nearby southeastern New England companies and organizations came together to hear from Anthony Chamberas from Winnow Analytics. The meeting was sponsored by the Real Jobs Rhode Island.

September 2019

Joined by our sponsor Snowflake Analytics, about 65 data analysts and data visualization enthusiasts from across southeastern New England assembled to hear from Darren McGurran, Senior Sales Consultant, Tableau Inc.

November 2019

Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island & Bridge Technical Talent, our fall meeting was attended by about 70 data professionals from Rhode Island and nearby southeastern New England who gathered to hear from Harrison Dekker, Associate Professor, University Library - Data Services Librarian and Interim Director AI lab (University of Rhode Island).

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