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The UCOP Tableau User Group


Tableau is the tool of choice for data visualization at UCOP. UCOP IRAP created the UC Information Center using Tableau.

The UCOP Tableau User Group (UCOP TUG)

The UCOP TUG is a community of UCOP staff interested in building and sharing their Tableau skills. We meet bi-monthly to discuss product updates, share best practices, present how-tos, and provide feedback on reports-in-development and much more. All levels of experiences are welcome, and sessions will include resources for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced visualization techniques. We also offer opportunities for staff to ask questions and brainstorm visualization ideas with the UCOP TUG community. For more information, contact or

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To volunteer to present a visualization project and/or make suggestions of content to cover in future sessions, please fill out this form:

Benefits of Being a Part of the UCOP TUG

  • It helps everyone gets smarter with the Tableau as we share tips and best practices.
  • It encourages networking and collaboration between Tableau users who can bring fresh perspectives to projects and initiatives across UCOP.

When We Meet: Bi-monthly

Upcoming 2023/24 Dates:

  • July 20, 2023
  • September 21, 2023
  • November 9, 2023
  • January 18, 2024
  • March 21. 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • July 18, 2024

To add UCOP Tableau User Group meetings to your calendar, download and import the following (.ics) files to your calendar system:

Time We Meet: 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Where We Meet: Via Zoom -

Meeting ID: 952 6356 8298

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Shared Tips and Tricks

Useful Resources

Getting Started With Tableau

If you would like to get started with Tableau, download a free copy from the Tableau download Site. On this site, you will find several resources that will guide you through the installation process. Once you are ready to purchase a full Tableau Desktop license, please contact the Thomas Trappler at UCLA by sending an email to: For more information about using Tableau and other products available, visit

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