Time to Celebrate Our New Tableau Ambassadors!

By Tracy Rodgers 2016/07/26

Every six months, we look for enthusiastic, community-oriented people to induct as Tableau Ambassadors. And this July was no different.

We have nine new Tableau Ambassadors, three within each branch: the community forums, social media, and user groups.

These are people who have responded to hundreds of community-forum posts and solved other’s problems.

They've actively engaged with the Tableau community on social media, helping foster conversations as thought leaders.

They’ve hosted user groups in their areas and have warmly welcomed new and old Tableau users alike.

In short, the Tableau Ambassadors are role models. They embody the best of the Tableau community.

It is my great honor to introduce to you our newest Tableau Ambassadors.

Community Ambassadors

Derrick Austin

Favorite Viz:
Heat map

JavaScript API, WDC, LOD Expressions

Shinichiro Murakami

Favorite Viz:
A well-thought out combined chart

Tableau calculations, Excel formulas in Tableau

Yuri Fal

Favorite Viz:
Distributions vizzes (scatter, strip, and box plots)

Photosynthetic bacteria! But really, simplifying workbooks and calculations as much as possible.

Social Media Ambassadors

Adam Crahen (@acrahen)

Favorite Viz:
Slope graph or trellis

Striving to create beautiful and functional visualizations.

David Pires (@davidmpires)

Favorite Viz:
Exploratory fun

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Fi Gordon (@VizChic)

Favorite Viz:
Bar chart

"I'm all about empowering people to get to insight faster."

User Group Ambassadors

Brittany Fong
Washington, DC User Group leader

Favorite Viz:
Tile map and bullet graphs

Visual analytics/appeal, table calcs, parameters, gymnastics, photography, cars, motorcycles

Patrick McCormick
Madison, Wisconsin User Group leader

Favorite Viz:
Tile box-and-whisker plot

Solution architecture & server admin

PJ Hoke
Austin & Dallas/Fort Worth User Group leader

Favorite Viz:
Scatter plots

Strategic implementations

To see a full list of all the Tableau Ambassadors, click here.


Submitted by Jeff Ayres (not verified) on

Would love to have one of the ambassadors talk with my business analytics class in the fall. I'm located in Dallas, Texas.

Submitted by Dan Murray (not verified) on

Congrats to Derrick....but also friends Brittany Fong, Pat McCormick and PJ Hoke.! All great people!

Submitted by Cliff Beiser (not verified) on

I use the community for reference and always appreciate how clearly the ambassadors explain their methods and are patient with the person posting the questions as it is often hard to phrase the question correctly the first time.

Submitted by Patrick M. on

Thanks Dan & Tracy! It is a blast to be part of the Tableau community.

Submitted by Gregory L. on

Congratulations to all!! Well deserved, you are all Tableau rock stars!!

Submitted by Andy P. on

Congratulations new ambassadors!! If those on this list that I do not know are anything like those on this list that I do know, Tableau has once again made some great choices.

Submitted by PJ Hoke (not verified) on

Jeff, we'd love to come and talk to your business analytics class this fall. Please reach out to me via email and provide more details of where, when, etc.

214 614 7604 office

Submitted by Jan Paulo s. on

Como se tornar um embaixador?

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