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Did you know that the Tableau Community has close to 50,000 users? And of those 50,000, there are a handful that really stand out.
These people not only respond to other’s questions, but also provide detailed explanations and patiently help find the root of the issue. They also share useful Tableau tips and tricks in addition to helping build and grow our vibrant community.
In essence, they are the spirit of Tableau.
I’m talking about our first group of Tableau Ambassadors for the Community Forums.
This new program recognizes members of the Tableau Community who exhibit leadership, knowledge, and advocacy. And so I'd like to introduce to you the first group of Tableau Ambassadors:
Specialty: SQL Server, AutoHotKey, Star Trek
Favorite Viz Type: Anything interactive and clear
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Lacks structure when it comes to anything, but his data.
Specialty: Sheet swapping, table calcs, backyard chickens, gardening, master swimming
Favorite Viz Type: Whatever makes the user say, "WOW!"
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Pie charts—“but I do them well.”
Specialty: Table calcs, data blending, conditional formatting
Favorite Viz Type: Slopegraph
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Teaching people conditional formatting
Specialty: Table calcs, data art, photography, running, aesthetics
Favorite Viz Type: Bars & lines
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Data governance and data usage policies
Specialty: Tableau tips & tricks
Favorite Viz Type: Bar chart
Self-Professed Crime Against BI:
Lack of peer review
Specialty: Being friendly and helpful. Additionally, creating “pre-packaged reports” and executive dashboards. Administering and automating Tableau Server.
Favorite Viz Type: Vizzes related to movies/films
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Horizontally-striped reports, pie chart (it only sneaked into one dashboard!)
Specialty: Foreign policy (his wife takes care of domestic issues)
Favorite Viz Type: Dual axes area chart
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Ignores “best practices” as they can limit the outcome. It’s like cooking from a cookbook without tasting and adjusting as you go.
Specialty: Retail analytics
Favorite Viz Type: “Humble” bar chart
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Donut charts
Specialty: Server admin, VBA for Excel and Access
Favorite Viz Type: The “status” chart on his Tableau Server’s maintenance screen
Self-Professed Crime Against BI: Data tables
The Tableau Ambassadors can be recognized by this icon , and can be found throughout the Tableau Community. They receive swag, recognition, and moderation rights in the Community. In return, we ask that they keep doing what they’re doing: help members of the Community, provide the Community Team with feedback, and add valuable content!