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Two-Day Course: From Theory to Practice


  • Cost: $960
  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre
    (515 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC)
  • Time: 9:00-17:00
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate
  • Intended audience: Business Analysts, BI Managers/Directors, Engineers/Professionals,
    Academic Researchers
  • Software: Tableau, Gephi, Jigsaw
Schedule for Each Day
  • Start: 9:00 am - Coffee will be served at 8:30 am.
    Please arrive no later than 8:50 am to insure that the workshop starts on time.
  • Break: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - Lunch will be provided. If you have any food allergies, please let us know so we can provide a special menu for you.
  • Break: 3:00 pm
  • End: 5:00 pm

We will be providing the computers necessary for the workshop, so there is no need to bring your own.

Topics covered in this course include...

  • Strengths and weaknesses of our cognition and visual attention
  • Expanding your graph (and interaction) vocabulary
  • Data acquisition, understanding, and wrangling
  • Storytelling
  • Leveraging visual analytics in your organization
  • Answering questions in structured data (using Tableau)
  • Answering questions in network data (using Gephi)
  • Answering questions in text data (using Jigsaw)
  • End-to-end "do-it-yourself" exercise & presentations


Please read our cancellation policy before you register.

Date: This Course will be offered again in the Fall of 2017 - Dates/times TBD
09:00-17:00 at SFU Harbour Centre
(Rm# TBD, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC)

This course is also available online.

Already registered for a course but want to switch to a different date? Contact us at info{at}viva-viva.ca.

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  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?
    No, although watching the VA Overview or attending the Half-Day Course: Introduction to Visual Analytics will certainly help you digest the material in the Two-Day Course.
  • Who is the instructor for this course?
    The instructor is Jean-Sebastien Mercier, VIVA's Managing Director. He comes from an IT industry background with a focus on software development, data mining, analysis and start-ups.

Upcoming Two-Day Courses

TBD Fall 2017

Part 1 and 2

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# TBA, 515 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC)
  • Duration: 2 x 8 hours (with breaks)