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 »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Madison

Posted - Feb 9th, 2016

The last time I was in Madison to give a speech, the high temperature was around 10 below zero. This time, it was a relatively balmy 28 degrees. I took the opportunity to walk around the city near the State Capital Building, the University of Wisconsin campus and Lake Mendota. The hotel I was staying… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Montgomery

Posted - Jan 29th, 2016

Yesterday, I drove a couple of hours down to Montgomery to deliver my 3rd talk on the tour. It was a small but engaged group of Tableau users (15-20 people). Montgomery has been the site of significant historical events so I left a little early and spent an hour walking around Dexter Avenue. This is the… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Houston

Posted - Jan 27th, 2016

My second talk on the Tableau Your Data! 2nd Edition tour was in Houston at BMC Software’s impressive facility. Corresponding with this date was the official availability of the book on Amazon’s website! I want to thank Robert Hanley, Director of Finance at BMC Software, for sponsoring the Tableau user group in Houston and providing… Read more »

‘Tableau Your Data! 2nd Edition’ Now Available!

Posted - Jan 25th, 2016

Hot off the presses, the 2nd edition of Tableau Your Data! is now officially available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! This latest edition comes in response to nearly two years of major improvements to Tableau’s already dynamic toolset. With over 150 pages of new content as well as significant updates and revisions… Read more »

TYD2 Tour Journal: Minneapolis

Posted - Jan 22nd, 2016

Dan shares his thoughts from the Minneapolis stop on the Tableau Your Data! 2nd Edition book tour. The Tableau Your Data! 2nd Edition book tour got started yesterday at Cargill HQ in Hopkins, Minnesota. Cargill is the largest privately-owned company in the world with revenues exceeding $120 billion, and they have over 150,000 employees scattered… Read more »

Dan Talks ‘Tableau Your Data! 2nd Edition’ on the ‘Tableau Wanna Be’ Podcast

Posted - Jan 20th, 2016

Just recently, Dan Murray was featured on the hit “Tableau Wanna Be” podcast hosted by Matt Francis and Emily Todd Kund. This is the second time that Dan has been on the podcast, and this time, he focuses primarily on details surrounding Tableau Your Data! 2nd Edition. Specifically, the conversation covers: InterWorks’ Tableau Partner of the Year… Read more »

Letter from the Author – 2nd Edition

Posted - Jan 19th, 2016

The 2nd edition of Tableau Your Data! required over 1,000 hours of research and writing. More than 500 new visualizations were created using the OS X and Windows versions of Tableau. Writing this update was a considerable amount of work. Writing a book is a lot of work. Writing an update to a book on… Read more »