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Upcoming Webcasts

Ablaze Group Alteryx, Tableau, & SAP/BusinessObjects/Crystal Training Webcasts

Check this space for dates, times, topics, archives, and registration information.

Tableau 9: The Official Guide - print and ebook editions


Tableau Classes, Tableau Training, Tableau Online Training, Tableau Dashboard Design

Tableau 9: The Official Guide, thousands of Tableau enthusiasts rely on this book for Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop training.

Tableau: The Official Guide Self-Paced Tableau Training Videos

Tableau: The Official Guide, this McGraw-Hill publication is the ultimate in Tableau self-paced training.

Available 24/7/365. Check out The Official Guide, and take your BI skills from better to best.

Online Tableau Training


Tutorial videos available on YouTube.com/ablazegroupbi.

Case vs If/Then/Else - Learn Tableau with George Peck

Explore the difference between IF/THEN/ELSE and CASE in a Tableau calculated field during this 4-minute Tableau training video.
Tableau Case vs If/The/Else on Ablaze Group's YouTube channel.

Dates: Discrete v Continuous - How Tableau Treats Them with George Peck

In 4 short minutes George Peck explains these date types, and how they impact your data visualizations.
Discrete v Continuous Dates on our YouTube channel.

Tableau 9 and Tableau 9: The Official Guide - training by George Peck

Tableau 9 and The Official Guide pair up to deliver the very best in BI and self-paced Tableau training in this 1 and a half minute video.
Tableau 9.0 -and- The Official Guide on Ablaze Group's YouTube channel.

Tableau Word Cloud with George Peck

In just 2 minutes this Tableau training session shows you how fast and easy it is to author a Tableau Word Cloud.
Creating a Tableau Word Cloud on our YouTube channel.

Introduction to Tableau with George Peck

Fast analytics and rapid-fire Business Intelligence software anyone can use. That's Tableau. Answer questions as fast as
you can think of them, from any standard industry data source. Publish your interactive results to the web for anybody to use.
Introduction to Tableau on our YouTube channel.

Integrating SAP BusinessObjects & Tableau with George Peck

SAP BusinessObjects provides tried and true corporate reporting and analysis. Tableau is synonymous with leading-edge
Rapid Fire BI and Visualization. Each has its place in your organization. Now, see how to tie these two leading BI tools
together for a combined best-of-breed BI/Analysis/Visualization system. This 30-minute webcast demonstrates how to smoothly
and transparently integrate these toolsets, and pass context, back and forth, between them. Taking your SAP BusinessObjects
investment to a higher level: classic management/enterprise reporting, AND Tableau's leading-edge visualizations and dashboards.
This webcast is a MUST SEE!
Integrating SAP BusinessObjects & Tableau on our YouTube channel.

Tableau Dashboard in 1 Minute with George Peck

60 seconds, a few points and clicks; you've got a fully functional, ready to 'go live ' Tableau dashboard.
Watch the timer at your lower left, while George Peck beats the clock with rapid-fire BI Tableau training!
Create a Tableau Dashboard in 1 Minute on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

August 10, 11, 2017 - Onsite Tableau Training, Denver, for an Ablaze Group customer. See course outlines.

August 15, 16, 2017 - Tableau Hands-On Training, Arlington, VA, onsite for an Ablaze Group customer. Get the details.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Denver Tableau User Group

Register and get details.

Event Host: Children's Hospital Colorado
Agenda
12:30p - 4:30p MT
12:30p - Check-In
  1:00p - Opening Remarks, 2017 Meeting Planning
  1:10p - Presentations
                  Leveraging Tableau to Prioritize Community Outreach Efforts
                              Sean Reiter, Children's Hospital Colorado
                  Reducing Preventable Patient Harm - Use of Tableau Dashboards
                              Mike Rannie, Children's Hospital Colorado
                  Afternoon Break - Refreshments courtesy of Children's Hospital Colorado
                  Tableau Topics
                              Steve Martinez, Tableau Software
4:10p - Closing Remarks, Networking
4:30p - Meeting Concludes
Get details and register.
#DENVERtug #coloradoTUG

August 23, 24, 2017 - Tableau Onsite Training, Arlington, VA conducted for an Ablaze Group customer. Get more information.

October 9 - 13, 2017 - Tableau Conference 2017, Las Vegas, NV Details and register.

Past Events

June 5 - 7, 2017 - Alteryx Inspire, Las Vegas, NV Details and register.

March 28, 29, 2016 - Arlington, VA Advanced Tableau Training , conducted Onsite, Hands-On for an Ablaze Group Customer

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Denver Tableau User Group

Event Host: University of Colorado Denver
Agenda
12:30p - 4:30p MT
12:30p - Check-In
  1:00p - Opening Remarks, 2017 Meeting Planning
  1:10p - Presentations by University of Colorado Denver
                  Developing the Dean's Dashboard at the University of Colorado Denver
                              Brenden Goetz, University of Colorado Denver
                              Kate Treadwell, InterWorks
                  Delivering Actionable Information in Higher Education
                              Robert Stubbs, University of Colorado Boulder
                              Jason Straub, University of Colorado Boulder
  2:55p - Afternoon Break - Refreshments courtesy of Ablaze Group and InterWorks
  3:10p - Presentation by Ablaze Group
                  Tableau Server Data Visualization
                              George Peck
4:10p - Closing Remarks, Networking
4:30p - Meeting Concludes
#DENVERtug #coloradoTUG

February 28, March 1, 2017 - Visual Analysis with Tableau Server, Washington, DC Hands-On , conducted virtually for an Ablaze Group Customer

January 23 - 25, 2017, Tableau Partner Summit 2017

Seattle, WA
Keynotes, technical and sales breakouts, certifications,
Networking, breaking news and FUN! That's what Tableau Partner Summits are all about.

December 7, 8 - Visual Analysis with Tableau Server, Washington, DC Onsite Training , conducted for an Ablaze Group Customer

December 13, 14 - Tableau Desktop II (Intermediate), Denver, Colorado Hands-On Training , conducted onsite for an Ablaze Group Customer

November 30 , December 1 - Tableau Desktop Advanced, Washington, DC Onsite Training , conducted for an Ablaze Group Customer

November 9, 10 - Desktop Fundamentals, Washington, DC Tableau Hands-On Training , conducted Onsite for an Ablaze Group Customer

November 7 - 11, 2016, Tableau Conference 2016

Austin, Texas

October 25, 2016, Alteryx Roadshow Denver

Denver, Colorado
Location
            Morton’s Steakhouse
            1710 Wynkoop Street
            Denver, CO
Agenda
            7:30a – Check-In and Breakfast
            8:00a – Keynote: Empowering the Data Analyst
            8:30a – Demo: Applying Self-Service Data Analytics
            9:00a – Q & A, Closing Remarks
Topics
            Connecting to and cleansing data from the cloud, spreadsheets, data warehouses
            Joining data from multiple sources, repeat the process on demand with new data
            Predictive, statistical, spatial analysis, without writing code, using Alteryx’s intuitive user interface

Thursday, July 21, 2016, Data Analytics Unleashed/DENVERtug Q3 Meeting

Location: Charles Schwab Center, Lone Tree, CO
Event hosted by Charles Schwab, Alteryx and Ablaze Group
Data Analytics Unleashed/DENVERtug Q3 meeting was a success thanks to so many wonderful people.
Michael Perillo, Charles Scwab, initiated this lerning event a year aro. This time,
attendance records were shattered: 200+ data lovers came, saw, learned!
The all-day event began at 10a and wrapped at 4:30p.
Presentations and learning sessions by:
    Ablaze Group
            George Peck, President
    Alteryx
            Laura Sellers, VP, Product Management
    Tableau
            Arlo Paranhos, Enterprise Sales Consultant
    Boulder Insight
            Chris Cox, Principal
    Destination Hotels
            Sarah Ackerman, Manager - CRM and Database Analytics
    Knight Transportation
            Trey Marks, BI Analyst
    USDA
            Philip Riggs, Data Creative
    Western Union
            Erik Miller, Senior Analyst/Systems Engineer

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, DENVERtug Q2 Meeting

Location: Alteryx Broomfield Technology Center
Event hosted by Alteryx
Agenda
12:30p - 4:30p MT
12:30p - Check-In/Registration
  1:00p - Opening Remarks, 2016 Meeting Planning
  1:05p - Presentation by Arrow Electronics
                  Diving Into Data Workflows
                        Presenter
                              Amber Frickey
  2:05p - Presentation by DISH Sales Channel Training Team
                  Go with the Flow: Guiding Your Customers' Natural Path in Tableau
                       Presenters
                              Sean Payton
                              Kyle Hilfman
                              Larissa Murphy
  3:05p - Afternoon Break - Refreshments courtesy of Alteryx
  3:20p - Presentation by Ablaze Group
                  Diving Into The Stream: Radio Station Streaming Analytics with Alteryx and Tableau
                       Presenter
                              George Peck
4:20p - Closing Remarks, Networking
4:30p - Meeting Concludes

June 16, 17, 2016 - Advanced Tableau Virtual Training , conducted Online for an Ablaze Group client

June 6 - 8, 2016 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training , Fort Pierce, FL

June 2, 3, 2016 - Fundamentals Tableau Training , conducted Online for an Ablaze Group Customer

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Alteryx Hands-On: Self-Serve Analytics Workshop

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Event hosted by Alteryx
Agenda
1:00p - 5:00p MT
1:00p - Check-In/Registration
1:30p - Keynote: Empowering the Data Analyst
2:00p - Demo: Applying Self-Service Analytics
2:30p - Break and Demo Stations
2:45p - Workshop: Self-Service Analytics
4:00p - Networking and Demo Stations
During this filled-to-capacity event 70+ people enjoyed hands-on Alteyrx experience!
            Connect to and cleanse a wide variety of data types
            Easily join data from multiple sources
            Perform predictive, statistical, and spatial analytics without writing code

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - Denver Tableau User Group

Event Host: Cherry Creek School District
Agenda
12:30p - 4:30p MT
12:30p - Check-In
  1:00p - Opening Remarks, 2016 Meeting Planning
  1:10p - Presentations by Cherry Creek School District
                  Transition to Tableau Server
                  Tableau Dashboards with Tips and Tricks
                        Presenters
                              Norman Alerta, Director of Assessment & Evaluation
                              Stephanie Henry, Senior Assessment Data Analyst
                              Albert Hernandez, Assessment Data Analyst
  2:55p - Afternoon Break - Refreshments courtesy of Cherry Creek School District
  3:10p - Presentation by ShopAtHome.com
                  Tableau: Driving Adoption Doesn't Happen Overnight
                       Presenters
                              Peter Woroniecki, Sr. Business Analytics Architect
                              Zach Bloese, Business Analytics Architect
4:10p - Closing Remarks, Networking
4:30p - Meeting Concludes
#DENVERtug #coloradoTUG

March 10, 2016, Tableau Customer Showcase

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Over 100 Tableau enthusiasts attended this exciting afternoon of
networking, learning and sharing.
Presentations were given by:
            Breckenridge Grand Vacations - Patch Doyle
            FirstBank - Ken Kwan
            TeamSnap - Ken McDonald
Networking reception concluded the event.

February 23, 24, 2016

Online - Visual Analysis with Tableau Server
Ablaze Group conducting hands-on custom Tableau Server Training.

February 11, 12, 2016

Online - Visual Analysis with Tableau Server
Ablaze Group hands-on custom Tableau training.

January 20, 21, 2016

Online - Visual Analysis with Tableau Server
Ablaze Group conducts unique hands-on training.

January 11 - 13, 2016, Tableau Partner Summit 2016

Austin, Texas
Keynotes, technical and sales breakouts, certifications,
networking and FUN! That's what Tableau Partner Summits are all about.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - Denver Tableau User Group

The DenverTUG is THRIVING!
Close to 90 Tableau enthusiasts packed the conference space.
Event Host: Western Union
noon   -   4:30p MDT
noon    -   Check-In and Lunch
1:00p   -   Opening Remarks - George Peck/Ablaze Group, Future Meeting Planning
1:30p   -   Presentations and Tableau Customer Success Stories
                        Customer Reporting in Tableau - Ashley Wenger, Western Union
                        Financial Data Discovery Using Tableau - Walt Ogilvie, Compassion International
                        Mid-afternoon break and refreshments
                        Tableau Topics - Steve Martinez, Tableau Software
4:10p   -   4:30p - Closing Remarks and Networking
Location
Western Union
Englewood, CO
#denverTUG         #coloradoTUG
Find out more about DenverTUG email us today.

October 19 - 23, 2015, Tableau Conference 2015

MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Over 11,000 data lovers attended #DATA15 - what a party!
MGM Grand outdid itself making sure the event ran flawlessly.
Ablaze Group - proud to be an official TC15 sponsor.
#TC15 booth 501 - was in the middle of all the action.
What's being planned?
            250+ hours of learning
            World Renowned Keynote Speakers
            Meetups
            Networking
            Fabulous Parties and Events
            IRON VIZ competition
            and much, much more!


October 7, 8, 2015 - Visual Analysis with Tableau Server, Breckenridge, CO

Find out more about this unique Tableau Training.

September 14 - 17, 2015 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training , Denver, CO

September 3, 2015 - Denver Alteryx User Group

Western Union, Denver
Event Sponsor: Western Union

August 31 - September 2, 2015 - 2015 ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference

Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
Agenda:
            Education
            Influence
            Networking
Find out more about ASUG.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Denver Tableau User Group

Event Host: DaVita World Headquarters
Registration exceeded capacity for the Q3 2015 meeting.
Agenda
          Presentations and Tableau Customer Success Stories
          User-Level Security and Wrappers Implemented In Tableau Tim Fine, DaVita Lifeline Vascular Access
          From Train Wrecks to Tableau - Neil Sneesby, DaVita Information Technology
          Mid-afternoon break and refreshments (compliments of DaVita)
          Show Me What's Not in 'Show Me' - Steve Martinez, Tableau Software
          Closing Remarks, Networking
#denverTUG #coloradoTUG

July 30, 2015 - Alteryx Analytics Independence Roadshow

Denver, CO
Fnd out more about Alteryx.

July 21, 22, 2015 - Fundamentals Tableau Training, Washington, DC

July 14 - 16, 2015 - 3-day Tableau Fundamentals/Advanced Training, Canton, OH

June 22 - 25, 2015 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Salt Lake City, UT

June 3, 2015 - Denver Alteryx User Group

Walker Fine Art, Denver
Event Sponsor: Archipelago IS

Friday, May 29, 2015 - Denver Tableau Workshop

Event Host: Charles Schwab
Well over 100 Tableau data lovers attended the free, all day workshop coordinated and executed by Charles Schwab's Michael Perillo.
    Agenda
          Alteryx Demo
          Level of Detail Expressions
          Lunch and Mid-afternoon Refreshments (compliments of Schwab)
          Advanced Table Calcs
          Top 10 Chart Types
          Closing Remarks, Networking
Presenters
    Brian Blevins - Alteryx, Inc.
    Mike Nealey - Alteryx, Inc.
    Ashley Ohmann - Kforce, Inc.
    George Peck - Ablaze Group, Inc.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Denver Tableau User Group

Event Host: Charles Schwab
Close to 100 Tableau enthusiasts attended the Q2 2015 meeting. Charles Schwab opened
their beautiful Lone Tree, Colorado, campus and meeting space to a near capacity crowd.
Agenda
          Presentations and Tableau Customer Success Stories
          STS Scorecard - Doug Brumfield
          Security Password Rotation - Eric Munisteri
          Tableau Server - Michael Perrillo
          Mid-afternoon break and refreshments (compliments of Schwab)
          Tableau 9 Level-of-Detail Calculations - Ashley Ohmann, Kforce
          Closing Remarks, Networking
#denverTUG         #coloradoTUG

May 17 - 20, 2015 - Alteryx Inspire 2015

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
What's on the agenda:
            Breakout Sessions
            Expanded Training Sessions
            Visionary Keynote Speakers
            Alteryx Grand Prix
            Networking
            Social Events
            and lots more!
Find out more about Alteryx on Alteryx.com.
#alteryx

May 11, 12, 2015 - Tableau Training, Denver, CO

May 5 - 7, 2015 - SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Find updates, details, and register today on sapandasug.com.
#SAP

May 5, 2015 - Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Tableau Customer Showcase, Denver, CO

April 28, 29, 2015 - Tableau Fundamentals Training, Washington, DC

April 13 - 16, 2015 - Fundamentals and Advanced 4-day Tableau Training, Denver, CO

April 6 - 9 , 2015 - Tableau Fundamentals and Advanced Training, Salt Lake City, UT

March 30 & 31, 2015 - Tableau Training, Detroit, MI

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Denver Tableau User Group

Event Hosts: Alteryx and Ablaze Group
Agenda
2:00p - 4:00p
2:00p - Opening Remarks, Welcome, Future Meeting Planning
              Presentations and Tableau Customer Success Stories
                        Data Blending and Advanced Analytics with Tableau & Alteryx
                                  Bo Licalzi / ViaSat, Inc., Systems Engineer - ATG Data Sciences
                                  Darren Bycoff / Director of Strategic Alliances at Alteryx
                        Advanced Table Calculations - Go Deep!
                                  George Peck / Ablaze Group
4:00p - Meeting Adjourns
Location: Online


Join us! The DenverTUG is a group of friendly, savvy Tableau enthusiasts that meets quarterly.
It's one of the fastest growing, largest Tableau User Groups in the US.
Join us at the next DenverTUG meeting!
#denverTUG         #coloradoTUG

March 19, 2015 - Tableau 9.0 Launch Road Show - Denver

Agenda
1:00 - 1:30p - Registration
1:30 - 2:30p - Tableau 9.0 Keynote
2:30 - 3:00p - Break
3:00 - 4:00p - Breakout Sessions
4:00 - 5:00p - Happy Hour + Sponsor Expo - Ablaze Group, an Official Tableau 9.0 Launch Road Show Sponsor
What's great about Tableau 9.0:
            Analytics in the Flow
            Auto Data Prep
            Smart Maps
            New Tableau Server
            Faster Performance
Who attended?
A capacity crowd of Tableau enthusiasts from across the Front Range.

March 11, 2015 - Virtual Tableau User Group 9.0 Launch, Online

This groundbreaking online event introduced 7,000+ data professionals to Tableau 9.0.
Tableau enthusiasts attended online and at viewing parties in more than 20 cities
across the US and Canada.
Agenda
2:30p - 4:30p MDT
        2:30p - The Tableau 9.0 Virtual User Group Pre-show
        3:00p - Keynote, Elissa Fink, Tableau Chief Marketing Officer
        3:30p - Demo and discussion of Tableau 9.0, Ellie Fields, Tableau VP of Product Marketing
        4:00p - Live Q&A with Ellie Fields
The VTUG was broadcast live from Tableau headquarters in Seattle, WA.
#TableauVTUG

March 2 - 5, 2015 - 4-day Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Los Angeles, CA

February 25 - 27, 2015 - Tableau Partner Summit, Las Vegas

The Tableau Partner Summit is an annual, regional gathering dedicated to partners.
This year's highlights:
        Tableau 2015 Product Roadmap
        In-depth hands-on training
        Expert sessions
        High-level networking
This an annual event where ideas are exchanged, knowledge is gained, relationships forged,
and partnerships, friendships are renewed and reinforced!

February 3, 4, 2015 - Tableau Training, Fundamentals, Washington, DC

February 16 - 19, 2015 - Tableau Fundamentals and Advance Combined Training, Austin, TX

February 17 - 19, 2015 - RMOUG Training Days 2015, Denver, Colorado

There's something for everyone at this year's Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days.
This year's highlights:
        Two full days of training with a bonus half-day of two-hour deep-dive and hands-on sessions
        100+ technical sessions with new tracks
        ACE luncheon, WIT (Women In Technology), and career panel
        Networking opportunities to meet and talk with Oracle ACE Directors and ACEs, product managers from Oracle, and other Oracle professionals.
Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group is the largest independent Oracle Users Group in the United States!
RMOUG is an independent, non-profit organization that empowers its members with superior
education and exposure to the best in database, application, development, and professional
networking in the Rocky Mountain Region and across the US.
Find out more about RMOUG on their website, rmoug.org.
#rmoug

January 13 - 15, 2015 - Fundamentals/Advanced Combo Tableau Training, Washington, DC

December 15, 16, 2014 - Tableau Fundamentals Training Denver, CO

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Denver Tableau User Group

Close to 100 data lovers attended the December 2014 meeting which took place
at DaVita World Headquarters, downtown Denver.
The afternoon featured Tableau Customer Success Stories, Q&A, socializing and
networking.
Event Host: DaVita
Agenda
12:30p   -   4:30p MST
12:30p   -   Check-In
1:00p     -   Opening Remarks, Welcome, Future Meeting Planning
1:30p     -   Presentations and Tableau Customer Success Stories
                        Empowering Analysts with Tableau, Tableau Server Implementation - Advanced Analytics Team, DaVita
                        Using Tableau for Recruiting Analytics - Hakam Alnima, CH2M
                        Mid-afternoon break refreshments provided by DaVita
                        12 Tableau Tips of Christmas - Steve Martinez, Tableau Software
4:10p     -   4:30p - Closing Remarks, Networking, Meeting Concluded.
Location:
DaVita World Headquarters
Denver, CO


The DenverTUG is a group of friendly, savvy Tableau enthusiasts that meets quarterly.
It's one of the largest, and fastest growing Tableau User Groups in the US.
Join us at the next Denver Tableau User Group meeting!
#denverTUG         #coloradoTUG

December 1 - 4, 2014 - Tableau Training, San Jose, CA

November 21, 2014 - ASUG Colorado Chapter Meeting, Denver, CO

Meeting highlights:
        Dual-track meeting:Functional and Technical tracks
        Educational sessions
        Networking & Internship Fair
Educational topics include:
        Test automation
        Change Management
        Solution Manager
        SAP Personas
        Landscape Virtualization Manager
        and lots more!
Go to asug.com for more information about the Denver meeting or to find your local ASUG chapter.

November 19, 2014 - Tableau Government Summit, Washington, DC

Close to 200 Tableau enthusiasts attended and enjoyed a thought provoking, forward looking event
that included speakers such as Lt. General Jefferson 'Beak' Howell (served as director of NASA's Johnson Space Center),
Pat Hanrahan (Tableau Software's Chief Scientist), Doug A. Glenn (Deputy CFO and Director of the Office of Financial Management).
It was an ambitious and exciting day of presentations and talks by Tableau enthusiasts and data visionaries.
Location:
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Agenda
7:15a - 4:15p
Breakfast and Registration
Speakers and Presentations
                        Welcome Address and Introductions - John Gilroy, Host of Federal Tech Talk on Fed News Radio
                        The Growing Importance of Data Visualization - Urban Institute's Income and Benefits Policy Center
                        Data at Work for America - Hassett Willis and Company
                        Attributes of Successful Government Leadership - Lt. General Jefferson 'Beak' Howell
                        Federal Financial Industry: Past, Present, Future
                        Lunch break
                        The Secret is Out - The Real Story Behind Data Visualization and Creativity - Pat Hanrahan
                        Driving Adoption: Sharing Insights and Getting Answers Fast - VDOT
                        3Ps: Performance, Portfolio, Process - Deloitte Consulting
                        The Intersection of Agile Analytics and Cybersecurity - Finity IT and Tableau Software
Closing Remarks
Networking Reception

November 16, 17, 2014 - Fundamentals Tableau Training, Washington, DC

November 11 - 13, 2014 - Tableau Training, Fundamentals/Advanced 3-day, Coral Springs, FL

November 11, 2014 - Tableau Experience, Denver Tech Center

Over 100 Tableau enthusiasts braved record breaking cold, treacherous roads and highways to
be a part of this relaxed, fun, informative afternoon capped by a happy hour networking session.
Attendees learned from, met and mingled with Tableau Sales people, local Tableau Partners, and
of course, talked about their successes with Tableau.
Location:
Denver Marriott Tech Center
Agenda
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Registration
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Tableau Presentation and Demo
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Q & A
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Happy Hour with Tableau

October 28 - 30, 2014 - Tableau Fundamentals and Advance Combination Training, Fort Collins, CO

October 22 - 24, 2014 - Tableau Training, Advanced/Fundamentals Combination, Columbia, MO

September 29 - October 2, 2014 - Fundamentals/Advanced Tableau Training, San Jose, CA

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Denver Tableau User Group

The DenverTUG is THRIVING!
Close to 90 Tableau enthusiasts attended, 3 amazing customer success stories were shared, and there was a re-cap of TC14.
Event Host: Western Union
noon   -   4:30p MDT
noon    -   Lunch and Check-In
1:00p   -   Opening Remarks - George Peck/Ablaze Group, Future Meeting Planning
1:30p   -   Presentations and Tableau Customer Success Stories
                        Digging Deeper Into Customer Analytics With Tableau - Ashley Wenger, Western Union
                        Using Tableau to Visualize Advertising Performance - Trina Arnett, trinalytics
                        Mid-afternoon break and refreshments
                        How Tableau Visualizes Higher Education Data - Glenn Colby, Rob Stubbs, CU Boulder
4:10p   -   4:30p - TC14 Recap and Closing Remarks - George Peck/Ablaze Group, Networking
Location
Western Union
Englewood, CO
#denverTUG         #coloradoTUG

September 22 - 24, 2014, ASUG SAP Analytics & BusinessObjects Conference, SABOUC

Agenda:
            Insights
            Ideas
            Innovation
            Energizing Keynotes
            Developer Wars
            Evening Reception
It's all about the passion for SAP Analytics, BusinessObjects and transforming tangled piles
of data into meaningful representations and action invoking insight that drive successful business decision-making.
Location
Omni
Fort Worth, Texas
Read more ASUG SAP Analytics & BusinessObjects Conference.
#SABOUC

September 16 - 18, 2014 - Tableau Training, Fundamentals/Advanced Combined, Washington, DC

September 8 - 12, 2014 - Tableau Conference 2014, TC14, #data14

Ablaze Group was there, Booth 119!
George Peck, (the guy who wrote THE BOOK, TABLEAU 8: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE) presented timely Tableau topics, demos, tips & tricks daily.
Conference attendees left business cards, work contact information, for exciting giveaways, whitepapers, educational webcasts and sessions.
TC14 agenda:
            240+ sessions
            Compelling Keynote Speakers
            Tableau Doctor
            Tableau Community
            Appreciation Party
            IRON VIZ competition
The week was packed with more networking and learning opportunities than any other Tableau Conference.
Tableau Conference 2014 (formerly known as the Tableau Customer Conference) celebrated its 7th year
and was an excellent investment educationally, financially, socially, professionally.
Location

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, Washington
Get Tableau Conference 2014 details.
Ablaze Group - proud to be an official Tableau Conference 2014 Sponsor.
tc14, data14, Tableau Conference
#TC14         #data14

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Scaling Tableau Server - Denver, CO

Tableau Software and The Ablaze Group demonstrate why Tableau Server is the best solution for employee or client centric focus around data and collaboration.
During the afternoon event Tableau enthusiasts of any experience level will learn more about the efficiency, and dramatic time savings that
Tableau Server brings to the table.

August 19 - 21, 2014 - Tableau Fundamentals/Advanced Combo Training, Denver, CO

Friday, August 15, 2014 - ASUG Colorado Chapter Meeting, Denver, CO

Go to asug.com to find your local ASUG chapter.

July 29, 30, 2014 - Tableau Training, Denver, CO

July 22 - 24, 2014 - Tableau Training, Fundamentals/Advanced, Auburn, WA

July 15 & 16, 2014 - Fundamentals Tableau Training, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10a MDT, Webcast
Visual Best Practices - You Can Design That, But Should You? with George Peck

With Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Dashboard Design, and Lumira you have the ability to design flexible, visual, graphical presentation-quality documents and dashboards. SAP documentation includes discussion on 3D effects, gauges, graduated backgrounds, drop shadows, and more. But, that same documentation doesn't discuss when, or IF, you should use them. While this presentation will discuss traditional thoughts from best practice devotees, such as Stephen Few and Edward Tufte, it will concentrate on 'real world' discussion that is not always considered in textbooks.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Denver Tableau User Group

The Denver Tableau User Group continues to G R O W.
This time, close to 80 attended!
Event Sponsor: Ablaze Group
11:30a   -   4:15p
11:30a   -   Registration, hosted lunch and mid-afternoon refreshments
  1:00p   -   Meet and greet, organizational discussion and direction for DenverTUG
  1:30p   -   Presentations and Tableau Customer Success Stories
                        What's New in Tableau 8.2 - Steve Martinez, Tableau Software
                        Moving to a Data Driven Culture with Tableau - Mike Pemberton, Denver Public Schools
                        Mid-afternoon break and refreshments
                        Data Visualization and Dashboard Best Practices - George Peck, Ablaze Group
  4:00p   -   4:15p - Networking and Wrap-Up
Location
KRMA - Rocky Mountain PBS
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
#denverTUG #coloradoTUG

ASUG Annual Conference and Sapphire Now 2014 - June 3 - 5, Orlando, FL

June 3 & 4, 2014 - Fundamentals Tableau Training, Washington, DC

April 21 - 25, 2014 - Tableau Server Certification Training, Seattle, WA

April 18, 2014 - Webcast, Data Demystified

Ablaze Group's George Peck shows how to use Tableau Software to improve data quality.
Data connections, joins, one-to-many and many-to-many relationships, data blending
best practices are explained and demonstrated.

April 15 - 17, 2014 - Fundamentals/Advanced Combined Tableau Training, Franklin, MA

Friday, April 11, 2014 - ASUG Colorado Chapter Meeting

Connect with ASUG Members during the Spring 2014 meeting of the Colorado Chapter.
This meeting will feature educational sessions with topics including SAP HANA,
SuccessFactors, Reporting, and Clipper Windpower's SAP ECC Implementation.
And, attendees can participate in ASUG Leadership 2.0 communications workshops.
Location
TerumoBCT, Lakewood, Colorado
Agenda
8:30a - 3:30pMDT
Dual track meeting
Seven educational sessions
Topics include: SAP HANA keynote, SuccessFactors and Financials
Join the group for a day of networking, education, and SAP customer success stories.
Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are courtesy of event sponsors.
Get involved with the ASUG Colorado Chapter! Get more details today.

March 17 - 19, 2014 - Tableau Fundamentals/Advanced Combined Training, Millford, MA

March 6, 2014 - Webcast, Create Visual Analytics in the Rocky Mountains - Show Tableau 8.1 Anywhere

Ablaze Group's George Peck conducted a fast-paced, informative overview of Tableau 8.1. Attendees saw how to create beautiful, actionable charts and dashboards in minutes, rather than hours or days. Then, George showed how to share finished work throughout the enterprise via web-based Tableau Server. The webcast highlighted how any browser, on any platform, can view and interact with Tableau dashboards. Examples showed off the latest version of Tableau Server's capabilities, such as editing existing charts, or creating fresh visualizations, in any web browser or on any HTML 5-compliant tablet. And, yes, Tableau Desktop for Mac is coming soon!

February 26 & 27, 2014 - Hands-On Fundamentals Tableau Training, Detroit, MI

February 12 - 14, 2014 - Tableau Partner Summit, Las Vegas

February 6, 2014 - Tableau Experience, Denver

Tableau in Denver!
Fast, easy, beautiful, and useful - that's Tableau!
An afternoon of getting to know Tableau in the Mile High City.
Location
JW Marriott Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane
Denver, CO
Agenda
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Registration
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Tableau Presentation and Demo
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Q & A
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Happy Hour with Tableau

February 5 - 7, 2014 - RMOUG Training Days 2014, Denver, Colorado

There's something for everyone at this year's Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days.
Here are 4 of the many sessions available:
        Hands-On RAC Attack Workshop
        Deep Dive Sessions
        Hadoop Internals
        WIT (Women In Technology) Panel.
Don't miss this event! It's the largest independent Oracle Users Group in the United States!
RMOUG is an independent, non-profit organization that empowers its members with superior
education and exposure to the best in database, application, development, and professional
networking in the Rocky Mountain Region and across the US.
Details and registration information are available on rmoug.org. #rmoug

January 27 & 28, 2014 - Tableau Fundamentals Training, Broomfield, CO

ASUG Colorado Chapter Meeting

Friday, January 17, 2014
SourceGas, Golden, Colorado
Presentations By Illumiti, Ciber, Process Weaver, Hayes Technology, SourceGas and SAP
The 2014 Winter meeting of the ASUG Colorado Chapter begins with a hosted breakfast
at 8:30a MST, and concludes at 3:30p.
Join the group for a day of networking, education, and SAP customer success stories.
Lunch and refreshments are courtesy of event sponsors.
Get involved with the ASUG Colorado Chapter! Get more details today.

December 18 & 19, 2013 - Fundamentals Tableau Training, San Diego, California

December 2013 - Denver/Colorado Tableau User Group

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Warwick Hotel Denver
This meeting sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Presentations and Tableau Success Stories by Tableau Software and Cisco Systems, Inc.
Find the group on twitter: #coloradoTUG #denverTUG
Get involved with the Denver/Tableau User Group! Get more details today.

December 6 & 12, 2013 - Tableau Fundamentals, Washington, DC

November 4 - 7, 2013 - Tableau Fundamentals and Advanced, San Jose, California

October 28 - 31, 2013 - Tableau Fundamentals and Advanced, Phoenix, Arizona

October 21 - 23, 2013 - Tableau Training Fundamentals and Advanced Combination, Millford, Massachusetts

October 11, 2013 - ASUG MSCD SAP Day

Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver
An entire day of learning, featuring 2 tracks: ASUG and Student.

October 7 - 10, 2013 - Fundamentals and Advanced Combination Tableau Training, Denver, CO

September 24 & 25, 2013 - Fundamentals Tableau Training, San Francisco, California

September 17, 2013 - Denver Tableau User Group

Event Sponsor: Ablaze Group
11:30a   -   4:30p
11:30a   -   Registration and Lunch
  1:00p   -   Meet and greet, Organizational discussion and Direction for Denver TUG
  1:30     -   #TCC13 Re-cap and Tableau Maps - George Peck, Ablaze Group
  2:30     -   Break and Refreshments
  2:45     -   Building a BI Culture at Compassion - Walt Ogilvie, and Jeremy Geren, Compassion International
  3:45     -   4:30p - Networking and Wrap-Up
Location
Warwick Hotel
Denver, CO

September 8 - 12, 2013 - Tableau Customer Conference

Gaylord National Harbor
National Harbor, MD

September 9 - 13, 2013 - ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

Anaheim Convention Center

August 2013 - Tableau 8: The Official Guide - by George Peck

Announced during TCC12 (Tableau Customer Conference 2012). The Ablaze Group's George Peck and Tableau Software have joined forces to write the ONLY official guide to Tableau 8. This McGraw-Hill Education publication, is now available, and comes to you in print with DVD, eBook, and enhanced eBook formats.
Get more information about Tableau 8: The Official Guide.

July 8 - 11, 2013 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Denver, Colorado

April 2013 - TABLEAU 8 Road Show 2013 - TEXAS!

Ablaze Group sponsored the Road Show in:
Austin, April 2
Houston, April 3
Dallas, April 4
Find out more about the Tableau 8 Road Show.

March 2013 - TABLEAU 8 Road Show 2013 - CALIFORNIA!

Ablaze Group sponsored the Road Show in:
San Francisco, March 12
Sunnyvale, March 13
Find out more about the Tableau 8 Road Show.

March 7, 2013 - Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group
Event Sponsors: Ablaze Group, Antivia, and Sita Corp
  8:00a -   3:45p Eastern Standard Time
  8:00   -   8:30a - Registration and Breakfast
  8:30   -   9:00a - Welcome & Announcements - Jim Kimpel, Tammy Datri, Mark Hopkins
  9:00   -   9:45a - Preparing for SAP HANA(TM) - Latest Trends in Archiving - Dolphin
  9:45   - 10:00a - Break
10:00   - 10:45a - You have to be S.W.I.F.T. Today to Make a Difference! Your Predecessors' BI Approach Didn't Always Work. - Sita Corporation
10:45   - 11:00a - Break
11:00   - 11:45a - Platform Architecture Evolution: SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (R2) to XI (3.1) to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 - Rose Richardson Enterprises
11:45   - 12:30p - Lunch
12:30   -   1:15p - Is Complexity the Downfall of Your Dashboard Projects? - Chris Kalaras, Antivia
  1:15   -   1:30p - Break
  1:30   -   2:45p - Mobile Options in Crystal Server 2011 Service Pack 5 - George Peck, Ablaze Group
  2:45   -   3:00p - Break
  3:00   -   3:15p - Review of 2013 Conferences with BusinessObjects Content, Chris Pohl
  3:15   -   3:30p - ASUG BusinessObjects Strategic SIG - Tammy Datri
  3:30   -   3:45p - Wrap-up and Giveaways - PGHBOUG Steering Committee & ASUG Chapter
Location
William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh campus
Find out more about the Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group.

Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) Training Days February 11 - 13, 2013

RMOUG Training Days is an annual two-day training event that features the latest and greatest in Oracle as well as a variety of other technologies and techniques. Breakout training sessions range from introductory to advanced, and attendees are encouraged to download event materials. RMOUG Training Days takes place in Denver, at the Colorado Convention Center. The Ablaze Group will be there! Plan to attend George Peck's Rapid Fire BI from Oracle with Tableau 8.
Get more information about RMOUG Training Days 2014.

January 24, 2013 - Baltimore Tableau User Group Meeting

2:00 - 4:30p Eastern Standard Time
2:00 - 2:10 p.m. - Introductions & Welcome, Organizational Discussion/Direction
2:10 - 3:10 p.m. - Tableau Maps: George Peck, Ablaze Group, Inc. (Available via webcast. Details provided to Baltimore Tableau User Group members through LinkedIn.)
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. - Break
3:30 - 4:20 p.m. - Tableau Customer Conference Highlights
4:20 - 4:30 p.m. - Meeting wrap-up/Scheduling of next meeting
Location
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Find out more about the Baltimore Area Tableau User Group on LinkedIn.

Crystal Server 2011 FP3 Mobile Options with George Peck
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Crystal Server 2011 Feature Pack 3 (FP3) offers new mobility options at no extra charge. This informative webcast, included a live iPad demo that covered these new features. Live demos available on request - call (800) 773-3472.

A Sneak Peek at Tableau 8 with George Peck
Monday, January 21, 2013
Tableau 8 was introduced during Tableau Customer Conference 2012. In this informative webcast, featuring a live demo, you'll see some of the announced new features of the leading-edge Rapid Fire BI and Visualization tool. See new visualization types, enhanced productivity features, and incredible new interactivity capabilities with web-based Tableau Server.
Is your organization ready for the best in BI? Call (800) 773-3472 for a Tableau demo today!

December 10 - 13, 2012 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Denver, Colorado

NOVEMBER 5 - 8, 2012 - Tableau Customer Conference 2012

San Diego Hilton Bayfront
San Diego, California
Get Tableau Customer Conference details. 2013? Washington, DC!

OCTOBER 12, 2012 - Denver Business Technology Expo

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Denver, Colorado
Expo details.

OCTOBER 10, 2012 - Integrating SAP BusinessObjects & Tableau

During this LIVE 30-minute webcast George Peck will show you how to integrate Tableau and BusinessObjects, and enjoy the best of both.
Integrating SAP BusinessObjects & Tableau on our YouTube channel.

SEPTEMBER 10 - 13, 2012 - ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Orlando, Florida
George Peck's training sessions:
    Expose Your SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Documents to the World with OpenDocument
    Visual Best Practices: You Can Design That, But Should You?
Visit the conference website. 2013? Anaheim!

SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 - Create a Tableau Dashboard in 1 Minute

The Ablaze Group proudly launched the first in a series of rapid fire BI & reporting videos.
See George Peck build a fully functional, feature-rich, interactive Tableau dashboard in 60 seconds.
Create a Tableau Dashboard in 1 Minute on our YouTube channel.

August 13 - 16, 2012 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Seattle, Washington

June 11 - 14, 2012 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training Salt Lake City, Utah

MAY - JUNE 2012 - The Tableau Experience

During the months of May & June Tableau Software hit the road, and invited the reporting & BI community to an afternoon of getting to know Tableau.
2012 Dates and Locations
    May: Minneapolis, Chicago, Kirkland, Philadelphia, Houston, Jersey City, Austin, Boston, Cincinnati
    June: Denver, Cupertino, San Francisco, Scottsdail, White Plains, New York

MAY 24, 2012 - Colorado Tableau 1st User Group Meeting

Noon - 4p Mountain Daylight Time
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch, courtesy of Tableau Partner, Ablaze Group, Inc.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet - Organizational Discussion/Direction for CTUG
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - All About Those Dates - Tableau Date Details: George Peck, Ablaze Group, Inc.
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Break/Refreshments
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. - Tableau Server Overview: Tracy Fagan, Tableau Software
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. - Meeting wrap-up/Scheduling of next meeting
Location
Data Connect Corporation
Englewood, CO
This well-attended event laid the foundation for a user group that will meet quarterly. Check this page for days, times and locations of future meetings.
Interested in forming a Tableau User Group? email us today, we'll help you get started!

MAY 14 - 16, 2012 - SAPPHIRE NOW + 2012 ASUG Annual Conference

Pre-Conference Seminars: Sunday, May 13
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
More on SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG.

May 7 - 10, 2012 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA

April 23 - 26, 2012 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Denver, Colorado

APRIL 2 - 4, 2012 - Annual Tableau European Customer Conference

W Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Learn more about this event.

March 19 - 22, 2012 - Fundamentals and Advanced Tableau Training, Detroit, Michigan

JANUARY 17 - 20, 2012 - SAP FKOM in NOLA

SAP held the 2012 Field Kick-Off Meeting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. FKOM 2012 was an excellent opportunity to hear inspiring keynote speakers; catch up with members of the SAP sales, services, marketing and field support teams; attend training and product information sessions; network and collaborate with other partners, vendors and resellers, and most importantly, experience New Orleans!

OCTOBER 9 - 12, 2011 - ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

Held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. This dedicated event is the only one of its kind in North America, offering BusinessObjects users in any data environment a variety of customer-driven educational and hands-on sessions presented by customers, partners, and SAP. You may also visit the ASUG site for information.

JUNE 6 - 8, 2011 - Mastering SAP BusinessObjects

This premier international event celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The Ablaze Group was thrilled to be invited to attend and present! George Peck's Let's Get Small...On Mobile Devices and Speed It Up - Performance Tips and Tricks were highly rated by an international audience. Participants and presenters immersed themselves in thirty-five presentations, case Studies and sessions that spanned six tracks over three days.

MAY 15 - 18, 2011 - SAPPHIRE® NOW and the 2011 ASUG Annual Conference

Over 10,000 SAP and SAP BusinessObjects customers converged upon the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for the premier SAP event of the year. You may also visit the ASUG site for information.

FEBRUARY 15 - 17, 2011 - Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days

RMOUG Training Days is the largest regional user group conference in the United States, held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. It is the place to network with local Oracle professionals and talk with internationally renowned Oracle experts. Visit us in the Exhibit Hall. Also, George Peck presented Crystal Reports Peak Performance with Oracle. Get more details at RMOUG.org.

OCTOBER 4 - 7, 2010 - SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

We were pleased to participate in the only national SAP BusinessObjects user conference, presented by the independent Americas SAP User Group (ASUG). Over 1,600 attendees benefited from three days of exciting, informative educational sessions, including two presented by our own George Peck. Recently, George received feedback from his presentations, scoring over 4.75 out of a maximum of 5 for both presentations!