Big Data Day Camp
Dashboards & Data Visualization Using Tableau - JANUARY 14-15, 2019
Amazon Web Services
Building a Data Lake for Analytics and Machine Learning - January 16, 2019
Distinguished Speakers in Communication Theory & Systems
Seminar Series Fall 2018 | OCTOBER 1 to DECEMBER 3

2018-19 Schedule

October 25-26, 2018
Big Data Tools and Techniques

January 14-15, 2019
Dashboards and Data Visualization Using Tableau

March 20-21, 2019
Real-Time IoT

May 16-17, 2019
Tech Trends Studio – Technology expo and hands-on presentations

Big Data Day Camp Series at Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

Who is this for? Industry professionals, researchers and graduate students.
Learn how to use data to make wise, actionable data driven decisions! The future is Big Data, and the critical value and demand for Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Data Engineers is clear, as demonstrated by the number of job postings and three-figure compensations.

How is it structured? Qualcomm Institute’s series of day camps provide participants with practical, hands-on learning experiences, including:

  • The latest innovations for analyzing data and delivering value
  • How to conquer technical Big Data obstacles
  • Introduction to Big Data platforms and best practices
  • How to select the most appropriate Big Data technology
  • Essential skills to design, build, test and evaluate data analytics approaches
  • Ways to advance analytics and interpret the results
  • Resources, skills, and strategy for your next Big Data project

Coordinated by Dr. Natasha Balac. LinkedIn

Dashboards & Data Visualization Using Tableau (January 14-15)

As the second installment in our Big Data series, learn to create dashboards & data visualizations using Tableau! This two-day Tableau training course is led by one of the best Certified Professional Tableau Developers in the industry. As one of the fastest growing skills desired in today’s job market, spending the money and time to learn Tableau will put you a step ahead in your career. Only 20 seats available. Early Bird Registration for Industry Professionals is at $850. Price goes up to $950 after December 20th.


With an existing data model, learn to design a Tableau dashboard from start to finish. This training is a condensed course to give you an understanding of standard Tableau workbook objects and the most popular features.

What is Tableau?

Tableau terminology

Connecting to data

Data transformations

Tableau Data Extract format

Joins and Blends

Creating data visualizations

Dimensions and Measures

Discrete vs. Continuous

Enhancing your data visualizations with filters, groups, hierarchies

The Analytics Pane


You will learn about intermediate level concepts and techniques in Tableau – mapping, parameters, calculations – and learn some advanced tips and tricks to expand Tableau’s functionality.

What is a Dashboard?

Dashboard Use Cases

Creating Dashboards in Tableau

Story Mode

Data Types

Intro to Calculated Fields

Mapping in Tableau


Dashboard Actions & Navigation

  • Space is limited to 20 attendees for each camp.
  • Industry Registration for each day camp is $950 (Early Bird rate is $850)
  • Academic Registration
    • Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs qualify for an educational rate of $500
    • Students qualify for a rate of $350
  • Reserved parking is available, but limited, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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