We believe that by listening to and engaging with our Tableau community, we not only build better software, but ultimately, a better company.

Tableau Zen Masters are members of the community who are masters of the platform with a willingness to share their knowledge and elevate the rest of our community.

The time has come to select a new group of Tableau Zen Masters! Our selections are based on nominations from both the Tableau community and our team members - and we want to hear from you!

When submitting a nomination, we encourage you to consider the following questions:

Are they a Tableau expert? Have they shown a deep understanding of how Tableau works? This can apply to all aspects of the Tableau platform. They might create beautiful dashboards on Tableau Public, maintain Tableau Server, write Web Data Connectors or more.

Are they a teacher? Do they that dedicate their time to helping others be better Tableau users? Are they Tableau evangelists who share our mission?

Are they a collaborator? Do they bring Tableau and its mission to new communities and geographies? Do they contribute useful, popular ideas on our Ideas Forum? Do they add to the community by offering help to people of all expertise levels?

If this sounds like someone you know, nominate them as a Zen Master! We want to hear about them! Complete one submission for each person you want to nominate. For each nomination, you can include up to three reasons why you think the person qualifies. You may also nominate yourself.

Some details about the process

  • Nominations close at 10:00pm PST on Friday, January 19th.
  • Further details can be found on the Tableau Zen Master page.
  • Please note: We do not choose purely based on the number of nominations from the public; we also use internal metrics and nominations.

We will announce the new class of Tableau Zen Masters on this blog in February of 2018. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


I am interested to learn tableau

David Pires

hi we need rajiv pandey as a zen master...

I nominate Rajeev as Zen Master

Hello Tableau Lovers,
I am interested for this.

You are really talented and your blog is testimont to that. Great things happen when we persist with our talents. So do keep it up and good luck :)

I nominate Rajiv Pandey as Zen Master. He has been a great source of inspiration and information for me. I like his blogs and have tried to use them in my vizzes.

Hi, I would like to nominate Eric Axelrod. Eric was very active with our local TUG as well as Tableau fringe festival in 2017. Whether you are looking to performance tune data extracts, upgrade Tableau server, or create stunning visualizations, Eric is ready to engage. His hyper-agile project approach allows project team members to get trained up, even as work is happening.

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