Tableau Coders Initiative


The ability to code can change your life. It can give you a new skill, it allows you to automate the mundane and it gives you the power to create. As part of this program, we’re going to teach you that – how to code. And we’ll teach you in a way you’re familiar. We’ll teach you how to code with Tableau.

The Tableau Coders Program is a bi-weekly series which will teach you all about the use of the Tableau APIs, along with instruction on coding. We don’t expect you to come in with any knowledge or any foundation in programming. We’re going to teach you from scratch, from setting up your environment, to coding basics to the variety of APIs in Tableau.

We have more coming soon! Next up, we’ll be learning the embedding API! More details to come soon!

Make sure you also join us on Slack! If you aren’t already on the Data Dev Slack workspace, you’ll have to join that first.

The Events

Part 1

In this session, we went through the basics, starting with an introduction to the program, moving into setting up your Tableau DataDev Account, and installing the tools you’ll need in the program.

Github Code

Part 2

In part 2, we shared updates from the #DataDev program, wrote our very first code in Python, dove deeper on HTTP requests and made our first request in PostMan.


Part 3

In part 3, we got a bit more advanced with Python, showed how to use GitHub and demonstrated more advanced API options.


Part 4

In part 4, we worked more extensively with the Tableau REST API, discussed the Tableau Server Client Library and worked through more API examples.

Part 5

In the final part of the REST API series, we focused on the art of the possible – showing applications and code for several different advanced use cases. More to come soon!

Thank you for joining us in the initial part of the Tableau Coders Initiative! We value your feedback. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey, so we can improve in the future.


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