The spirit of Tableau is our customers. We build software for the everyday person. By listening to and engaging with our community, we not only build better software, but ultimately a better company.
From this community, a select few have risen above all the rest in their mastery of the product, their willingness to share knowledge and most crucially their desire to help us improve the Tableau solutions of tomorrow. They are, at the same time, our biggest advocates as well as our harshest critics. We are lucky to have them.
Each of these people have demonstrated, in his or her own way, the zen of Tableau.
Tableau Zen Masters are nominated by our Tableau community and our team members. Zen Masters are selected for one year based on their contributions from the previous year.
Who are the Zen Masters?
What does it take to become a Tableau Zen Master?
Have they shown a deep understanding of how Tableau works? This can apply to all aspects of Tableau’s products. They might create beautiful dashboards on Tableau Public, maintain Tableau Server, write Web Data Connectors, or run a Tableau Centre of Excellence.
Do they develop innovative, effective new ways to use Tableau?
Do they help others be better Tableau users?
Are their answers to questions correct and clear?
Are they Tableau evangelists who share our mission? Also, are they confident to constructively tell us when we get things wrong?
Do we find them engaging with others on our Community Forums, Tableau User Groups, Tableau Public, Twitter, and elsewhere?
Do they contribute useful, popular ideas on our Ideas Forum?
Do they share tips and tricks that even our brightest developers hadn’t considered?
Do they add to the community by offering help to people of all expertise levels?
Do they help bring Tableau and its mission to new communities and geographies?