TYD2 Tour Journal: Multiple Talks in the Bay Area

Posted - Mar 29th, 2016

This week I did four talks in the Bay Area. The first was at WeWork, the shared office space that our San Francisco crew uses as their home office. The second talk was in the Woz Room, Soda Hall at UC Berkeley. Some good friends were there, but the audience was engaging and enthusiastic overall…. Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Bellevue

Posted - Mar 18th, 2016

It has been around 25 years since I had last ventured to Downtown Bellevue. At that time, there really wasn’t a “downtown.” There is now. With at least five major buildings under construction, Downtown Bellevue is growing. The Bellevue TUG is relatively new, and the group was one of the smaller ones that I’ve spoken… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Seattle

Posted - Mar 16th, 2016

Seattle is one of my favorite cities in the world. Great coffee, big mountains and wonderful people who also know tech! Thanks to Anthony Gould for organizing the event. I really loved his presentation on the audience. SEATUG creates a dashboard of all meeting attendees and surveys the group for their self-reported skill level (beginner,… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Portland

Posted - Mar 16th, 2016

Cambia Health sponsored the talk for the Portland TUG event. It was an unusual venue and very nice. I’ve never done a speech in front of a 20-foot long fireplace before. Also, good friend (and tech guru) Mark Madsen was in attendance. I always enjoy my visits to Portland for the food, the coffee and… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Boston

Posted - Mar 16th, 2016

I always enjoy speaking in Boston at the Broad Institute. Zach Leber runs a tight ship, and the audience is smart and a little intimidating. The crowd is different than most TUGs – there are more PhDs in attendance and the venue is beautiful. The night started with a one-hour informal get-together in the main… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Raleigh

Posted - Mar 7th, 2016

I’m always excited to speak in the Research Triangle. The many great universities and businesses in the area make for a great crowd. I also have lots of good friends in the area, including Greg Lewandowski, Chris Schultz, Ken Patton, Kevin Taylor and a new friend, Bryce Gartner. I also want to thank the good… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Pittsburgh

Posted - Mar 2nd, 2016

This was the fourth time I’ve come to Pittsburgh to speak at the Tableau user group there. The crowd was overflowing and engaged. There were lots of good questions. Arriving Monday night, I had dinner with an old friend, Paul Bosetti. Paul and I worked together in my pre-consulting day and he attended the first… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Milwaukee

Posted - Feb 26th, 2016

This is the fourth time that I’ve gone to Milwaukee in the last few years to give a talk at the local TUG, speak at a Tableau Data Driven event or judge a Viz War contest. Each visit has been fun and engaging. Leaving home around 6 a.m. for the airport, I arrived in Milwaukee… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: My Week in Oklahoma

Posted - Feb 18th, 2016

I enjoyed visiting our Stillwater HQ and our Oklahoma City office. On Monday, I taught a class for computer science students at Oklahoma State University. The class is run by Professor Behfar Jahanshahi, who also has some other responsibilities. Tuesday, I did a talk at the Stillwater TUG. This group specifically request the “talk you… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Anthem Insurance

Posted - Feb 11th, 2016

Today, I did a virtual talk with Anthem’s internal Tableau User Group. There were around 120 people in attendance. The slide deck and supporting workbooks can be found at the links below. I also mentioned a paper on the last 50 years of data science by David Donaho. As your Tableau Server deployment grows, check out… Read more »