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Data Analytics and Visualization: Power BI, Tableau, and Big Data Analytics on Cloud (AZURE, AWS, GCP)

We provide workshops, consultations, and guest lectures for using Tableau and Power BI for data visualizations!

Past events

Past workshops

Fall 2021 Data Analytics and Visualization Workshops

  • Introduction to Data Analytics and Visualization with Tableau — Friday, Sept. 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.​
  • Data Modeling with Tableau — Friday, Oct. 1, 2 – 3:00 p.m.​
  • Data Visualization Best Practices — Friday, Oct. 15, 2 – 3:00 p.m.​
  • Introduction to Power BI for Data Analytics and Visualization — Friday, Oct. 8, 2 – 3:30 p.m.​
  • Introduction to Power BI DAX and M Language for Data Modeling and Transformation ​ — Friday, Oct. 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m.​
  • Introduction to Automated Machine Learning in Power BI – Friday, Oct. 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m.​
  • Big Data Analytics with Microsoft Azure — Thursday, Oct. 7, 2 – 4 p.m.​
  • Big Data Analytics with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) — Thursday, Oct. 14, 1:30 – 5 p.m.​
  • Data and Analytics with Amazon Web Services (AWS) — Thursday, Oct. 21, 2 - 5 p.m.

Spring 2021 workshops

Penn State University Libraries will continue to offer Data Analytics and Visualization sessions this semester via Zoom. It highlights part of the Research Data Services offered by the Libraries’ Research Informatics and Publishing department

These sessions are aimed at introducing the resources and expertise available at the University Libraries in Data Analytics and Visualization and offering an opportunity for hands-on experience using the available software tools at the university libraries.

The sessions are free and open to all Penn State students, staff, and faculty. Advanced registration is recommended.

Fall 2020 sessions

Title Description Date Time Meeting Info
Introduction to Data Analytics and Visualization with Power BI and Tableau Learn basic tools in Power BI and Tableau for data analytics and visualization with demos Thursday, Oct.15, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 pm Webinar ID: 933 1530 1665
Passcode: 799427
Data Modeling and Data Transformation with Power BI and Tableau How to clean, transform, and create relations among data tables? sample data will be used for demos Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 pm Webinar ID: 960 9096 2011
Passcode: 210820
Introduction to Big Data Analytics with Power BI and Tableau Learn basic tools in Power BI and Tableau for big data analytics (R or Python) with demos Thursday, Nov.05, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 pm Webinar ID: 937 2542 2732
Passcode: 544029
Big Data Analytics with MS Azure or Google Cloud Platform Learn the big data analytics tools in Azure and Google Platform with demos Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 pm Webinar ID: 928 2159 7960
Passcode: 136647

The general scope and purpose for these sessions are to overview the subject of data analytics, also to explore some commonly used software tools by demonstrating data analysis and visualization process based on some public sample datasets. Information about online resources, available university libraries’ resources (computers and software programs), and one-on-one consultation service from Research Data Services at Research Informatics and Publishing will be provided.

Contact: Xuying Xin, Data Analyst (Certified Tableau Desktop Specialist and MS Power BI), xzx1@psu.edu

Spring 2020 workshops

Data Visualization with Tableau - Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 2:00-3:30 p.m., W312A Pattee Library.

Introduction to Database - MS Access & Excel - Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m., W312A Pattee Library

Business Analytics with MS SQL Server & Business Intelligence (BI)/SSIS, SSAS, SSRS - Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m., W312A Pattee Library

Data Visualization with Power BI Desktop - Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m., W312A Pattee Library