Free Intro to Data Visualization Class Online

Friday, 21 May

1 3 pm EDT

Paris (Online)

Questions? Read our FAQs

Free Intro to Data Visualization Class Online | May 21

Vivek Haligeri Veerana Photo

Co-Founder, Naya Studio


Friday, 21 May

1 3 pm EDT



Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Fascinated by data visualization but don't have any experience beyond charts in Excel or Powerpoint? Supercharge your data and your career with this action packed workshop on Tableau.

This class aims to take students with no prior experience and make them functional Tableau practitioners by the end of the workshop. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the visual techniques that are employed when describing, analyzing, and communicating data in a business setting. We’ll start by explaining the role of data visualization in a business setting, and then dive into the specifics of how Tableau produces its visuals. We will cover the basic principles of data visualization, look at how data viz can be used to convey a message, and walk through the process of creating complex, dynamic visualizations.

Come and learn the basics, and get the skills you need to own that next staff meeting, marketing presentation, or business pitch!

General Assembly’s classes, workshops and events are recreational and for avocational purposes only. No certificate is awarded.


  • Understand the basics of how Tableau connects to and manages data
  • Dimensions, measures, and major data types
  • Tableau’s primary chart types and how to create them
  • How to build interactive filters to better explore your data


  • Tableau Public (free) pre-installed on your computer
  • This class is taken completely online
  • We will provide a link to the platform on the day of the class
  • This class requires a computer and strong internet connection

NOTE: A small percentage of participants may not receive emails from us due to some domains blocking our automated emails. If you do not receive sign in instructions within 1 hour of the livestream, please email and someone from our team will be sure to respond to you with sign in instructions right away.

About the Instructor

Vivek Haligeri Veerana Photo

Naya Studio

Vivek is a Boston-based designer, engineer, and entrepreneur with a passion for education and learning. He has previously taught data science, data visualization, and programming at Harvard's Engineering and Design schools. Further, he has conducted research on new media and learning environments at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

Interspersed between his two degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Design Engineering, he worked as a senior engineer at Honeywell before wearing many hats at startups – including, InvestBeta, and Predible Health - leading product development, data science, and UX. These days, Vivek is focused on his startups Naya Studio and InvestBeta both of which harness data to provide user-centered solutions. In his spare time, Vivek enjoys making art, graphics and animated shorts.

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