Data visualization technologies are supposed to make information easier to understand, faster to comprehend and provide an opportunity for all users (including non-technical ones) to see trends, outliers and anomalies. Given this drive for clarity of vision, it would have been disappointing to see a firm in this space try to label its annual technical convention as anything less than a virtual attempt to replicate what a normal industry gathering normally looks like.
As a company in the information business, Tableau Software thankfully saw the need for a bit of self-deprecating humor in the year of Covid-19 and so called its event Tableau Conference-ish.
Hands-on real-world (virtual) whoops
The company normally uses its annual convention to get hands-on and real world with its users; as such, keynotes are typically filled with corporate big picture statements that are quickly followed