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 …

Data Analysis – First Steps

Earlier in the year (March), I participated in a panel discussion for a data+women series at the Phoenix TUG.  As prep I was given a list of questions and asked …

#IronViz Entry – Mobile Design

Part of being involved in the Tableau community means publicly publishing visualizations to learn and grow.  It’s also a great way to find inspiration. As I’ve pushed myself to be …