#data16 Data Dump

Last night was our monthly Phoenix Tableau User Group (PHXTUG) meeting and as part of the post-excitement of Tableau’s 2016 conference we took some time to go through their strategy …

#data16 Day 3

Admittedly I’m jumping from day 1 to day 3.  I hit a micro wall on Tuesday.  But now that I’ve pushed through to Wednesday – it is time to focus …

#data16 Day 1

What better way to commemorate my first day at #data16 than sharing the highs, lows – what has met expectations and what I didn’t expect. The community – Probably the …

Prepping for #data16

The last 6 months have been a huge whirlwind for me in terms of Tableau and the Tableau community.  I started out the year attending a Saturday workshop on Tableau and …

Funnel Plots

As I continue to read through Stephen Few’s “Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise” there have been some new charts or techniques I’ve come across. In an …

Thoughts on sorting in Tableau

Now with video 🙂 Last week I ran into an interesting situation with Tableau.  I wanted to sort dimensions within larger dimensions by a measure.  After that sort, I wanted …

Me vs. ETL

I had a great moment today.  A moment where I felt like I conquered the beast known as “ETL.”  For those of you who don’t know (lucky you!) ETL stands for …

Dot Plots

Today I was reading Stephen Few’s Information Dashboard Design aloud while Josh was doing some fall PC clean up and was on the chapter “An Ideal Library of Graphs.” As …

Getting started in data

Continuing on the path I started the other day, here’s another blog post that I first wrote internally back in March of this year. The question: How do you think …