We are now a couple of weeks removed from #data17, and I’m already looking forward to next year! This was my third Tableau conference, and with it, came a third unique experience. Here are some of my favorite experiences, and an inside look at the Iron Viz competition.
We are fast approaching the single best Tableau event of the year, and you’ll soon start to see blog posts rolling in that are aimed at helping you tackle this massive event. These will all be must reads for anyone attending the conference this year, and I’m hoping this post will prove to be equally as value, while also providing an alternate path to conference happiness.
Today is my last day at Health Catalyst, and it the most bittersweet last day I can remember. I’m leaving a job that I never imagined I would leave, and thought it would be fitting to document my thoughts on how far I’ve come and how far I have left to go. Much like a professional athlete posting their farewell to The Players’ Tribune, I’m here today to provide some perspective on just how far Tableau has taken me in life.
It is yet again time for another judging period of a Tableau Iron Viz feeder contest. This time around, authors were tasked with building a viz involving a safari theme, and as usual… they did not disappoint. Tableau also added more countries to the contest, and with the inclusion of China, the popular vote contest had to be retired. The popular vote has long been scrutinized by the community, but there still needs to be a winner and authors still deserve recognition for their hard work! (more…)
This week’s Makeover Monday sparked an interesting conversation around sketching a viz before/during a build. I can’t draw, so I typically never sketch, but it seems that many others find this an invaluable part of their process. Here is a quick look into the conversation and a high speed video of my entire build at the end.
The other day in a casual conversation about our new President, I heard a blanket statement to the tune of “Obama issued the most executive orders by any President, ever.” I didn’t know if this was right or wrong; so I set to find out for myself and decided to issue a challenge to the world. Try your luck at this Presidential Tableau trivia game!
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and being in the holiday spirit, I wanted to take a moment to thank a few people that have knowingly or unknowingly helped me on my Tableau journey. There are many people I could mention, but these are some of the key Tableau Zen Masters that helped pave my path in the Tableau world. Stay tuned for one additional post: community members.
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and being in the holiday spirit, I wanted to take a moment to thank a few people that have knowingly or unknowingly helped me on my Tableau journey. There are many people I could mention, but these are some of the key Tableau employees that helped pave my path in the Tableau world. Stay tuned for two additional posts: Zen Masters and community members.
Ever had to explain to someone the process of clicking in the white space to activate a sheet, finding the toolbar, and then explaining which buttons perform the proper exporting action? I have gone through that process more times than I care to admit, and I never get better at explaining it…
I had a zen garden in my backyard. This garden did not bring me peace, it did not connect me with my surroundings, nor did it free me of distractions. This zen garden did nothing but increase my fear of spiders and hatred of weeds. Luckily for me, we sold this house…