In this interview Tyler and I talk about some new features in Tableau 10 that will protect your work when all hell breaks loose. Plus an update on Shedquarters. Enjoy!
I received a question from a student recently about how to apply Excel-like conditional formatting in Tableau. This is a great feature in Microsoft Excel in which you can highlight cell values based on a rule you setup. In Tableau however, this isn’t as straight forward. Here are the simple steps to accomplish this using […]
For decades now in the data field we’ve assumed that if we build it, they will come. We’re essentially the gate keepers of knowledge and insight. In previous years this may have been true as business users had no other option but to come to us. This may still be the case in some industries. […]
Data Warehousing History Thirty or so years ago, well before the internet, people figured out that you could no longer rely on a single system itself to provide meaningful insights about your business. They are, by definition, only a slice of your business so when you had questions which required correlating multiple systems, a herculean […]
What is the most optimal way to structure your data organization for maximum impact to your business and your customers? I’ve spent a number of years organizing and growing data teams and have some results to share… Today’s business world calls for adaptive data teams that can produce results in advance of people asking for […]
I’m excited to share with you my latest course on Pluralsight Data Analytics: Hands On! In this course you can learn all of the key concepts in the world of data analytics. This course will walk you through everything you need to know to brush up on your data analytics knowledge or introduce you to […]
Part of the challenge with building a custom interface for Tableau Server is finding Tableau Server user permissions. In building a custom view a year or so ago I ran into this and did some reverse engineering of the Tableau Server user permissions inside the PostgreSQL database. Here is the code, do what you wish with it but be careful […]
It’s been nearly a year and a half since I joined Mozilla to try and protect the open web. In this time I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some brilliant people and contribute to the open web by publishing several projects on github. At this time however, a new opportunity has […]