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San Francisco Bay Area Tableau Users Group

Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Tableau User Group (SFBATUG)! We will make every effort to schedule meetups on a regularly basis every month alternating between San Francisco and in Palo Alto. The meetups will be a combination of both high-level best practice as well as hands-on problem solving interaction. Suggestions and help organizing are always welcome. We want this group to be very much a vehicle for Tableau users to connect to the community and grow their expertise.



 About John Abdo

John is the founder and organizer of the San Francisco Bay Area Tableau User Group (SFBATUG), established in 2010. Over the past four years, John has sought to develop an authentic forum for a dynamic community, centered around the revolution in self-service business intelligence that is transforming business and society. The group now comprises nearly 900 of some of the most creative and innovative Tableau users in the world. John characterizes his experience as a Tableau User Group leader as one of the most rewarding of his professional life. Having dedicated his career to better understanding the culture and methods of self-service business intelligence in the Enterprise, John is most proud his work at Apple and now at his own software company. As Apple's Platform Architect on the Data Warehouse side, John deployed and maintained the company's first Tableau Server. After a very successful second upgrade deployment, John was fortunate to be offered the opportunity to move to the Business side where he ultimately became the Manager of Analytics Architecture. This provided him a unique perspective that combines both Business and IT expectations. In July of 2014, John left Apple to start Palette Software, where he is building a tool dedicated to further extending the capabilities of Tableau Server, making it an even more powerful platform for self-service business intelligence in the Enterprise.



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