2016 Annual Conference
September 13-14, 2016
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Agenda | Speaker List
Data Viz Awards
At this year’s APDU annual conference, you have a unique opportunity to directly influence how federal statistics are gathered, produced, and shared. Learn from experts. Engage with leaders. Collaborate with peers to make a difference. Join us on September 13-14 in Alexandria, VA.
Featured speakers include: Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician for OMB; John Thompson, Director of the Census Bureau; Erica Groshen, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Bill Frey, author of the Diversity Explosion.
At APDU’s annual conference, you get to interact on a personal basis with public data agency decision makers, share your experiences, and influence their strategies for improving available data, designing new data products, and shaping how information is shared.
Come see for yourself why APDU’s conference has grown over 40% over the last three years! We are where the federal statistical system meets Open Data and Big Data. APDU is where data innovation collides to create new tools for data scientists in the public and private sector and new dissemination strategies for public data users.
Data Viz Made Simple
September 15-16, 2016
Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City
Picture this: You just finished a data-intensive report and it has no tables or narrative. That has about as much chance of moving forward as a driverless car, right? Well, it’s a new day, and people want compelling stories delivered in interesting ways. Long reports are being replaced with infographics that use images, pictures, charts, and graphs to share information quickly and efficiently.
In two days, you can learn key concepts about data visualization, and take home a few easy tips using readily available software—Excel and Tableau. Join us and become a data viz expert!
Ben Collins, Data Analytics Instructor, General Assembly
Ben helps business and government leaders better understand their data through analytical insights using visualizations. His career has focused on creating dashboards and other visualizations using Excel, SQL, Tableau, etc. to meet a variety of needs. He started his career as a forensic accountant after obtaining a degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick (UK). How he trains leaders on how to use data visualization to make better decisions.
Tableau (Professional, Personal or Public editions)
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