Tableau's Chief Development Officer then came out to show off some of the new innovation coming in the next two releases. Chris continued on the theme of discovery, with more stories and nods to the history of computing, as well as chemistry and biology and space exploration.
And he said that tools matter to augment human intelligence. The best researchers can't do much when using a pencil with a brick attached to it. And traditional enterprise business intelligence is like a pencil taped to a brick.
"We won't live up to our full potential," Chris said, "without tools that help us augment our ideas."
Then a series of developers came on stage to show off new features coming in 8.1 and 8.1. There were hats and pineapples, grapefruit and calendars. The rock star features that got the most applause were: date parse, box plots in show me, R integration and story points. A full feature list is below.
What brought down the house was Andrew Beers demo'ing the native Mac version of Tableau, coming up in version 8.2.
Was it a keynote or a party? I still don't know. Ask your favorite #TCC113 attendee.