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Introduction (by Adam Mico)

The #DataFam is a collection of people who love Tableau. It’s grown from a marketing hashtag to an increasingly inclusive global community of users who share much more than their love of the product.

My participation in the datafam community did not begin until August 2019 (5 years after I started with the tool). As many will share, it not only made me better with the tool, the friends you gain and initiatives to support can also help enrich your personal life.

Following the 2019 Tableau Conference, for American Thanksgiving, I wanted the spirit…

Credit: Salesforce and Adam Mico

Please Join Me As I Take Part in a Dreamforce Tier-1 Keynote Event on the Trailblazer Channel (Tuesday, 9/22 from 2:30 PM — 3:00 PM PST)!

Since working at Keyrus US, I’ve had the fantastic opportunity of working with the One Analytics application of Tableau CRM + Tableau! This journey has been partially covered in a couple of Keyrus US blog posts. Learning TableauCRM and its Tableau application provided the same electricity I had when 1st introduced to Tableau in 2014.

It’s no secret that Salesforce loves the Tableau Community (AKA #DataFam) — even after 2+ years, that sentiment still…

3 Reasons Why You Should Take Advantage (with a little context)

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At Tableau Conference 2020, I was introduced to the Braindates platform. It was a fun way to micro-network, collaborate on engaging topics, and understand concepts better in a short format. People can meet one on one or in a small group setting. At the Tableau Conference, while the community was in a frenzy, I had 18 one-on-one ‘dates’ and participated in a couple of small groups. They were the highlight of my conference because I could grab something unique and wonderful from every one of those 20 mini meetups.

I’m ecstatic the Data Leadership Collaborative has leveraged this as part…

2021 has been an incredible year for me professionally and personally. Still, I was super excited to be selected as a Round 1 IronViz Qualifying Judge with all of these super talented and first-rate members of our community. With the announcement of our Top-10 finalists in the Data + Joy-themed IronViz Qualifier contest, I’m ready to write about the experience and help you determine what to consider with future qualifying events.

Credit: Tableau and Adam Mico

Before we get into this post, here are some things I will not share here or privately:

  • Specific visualizations reviewed
  • Itemized scoring breakdowns

However, I will cover traits of…

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A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing blogs and came across “How to Visualize the Rest of Your Life” by Dr. Gregor Scheithauer (Twitter | Blog) via Towards Data Science. At 1st, it saddened me as it made me contemplate my own mortality. However, that despondency quickly shifted to inspiration. Reading through this, I knew I could do this in Tableau, and the data preparation and research were straightforward.


Fortunately, the US Social Security Administration has a handy dandy calculator to determine longevity. It looks at your gender, date of birth, and current age. Plugging in your gender and…

My Brand New Keyrus Blog

My Keyrus US Blog Profile Link

Last week, I began writing for the Keyrus US blog. That blog will focus on Tableau content related to tutorials, new release features, and related content.

Credit: Tableau and Twitter

This year there are six groups of Tableau Ambassadors waiting to serve. In addition, Tableau’s community (with self-nominations) provides a pool of candidates to choose from to team with Tableau to help navigate the future of the product and our community. Here is Tableau’s fantastic introductory blog post on the nominations from Tableau’s Sr. Community Programs Manager, Britt Staniar.

I was fortunate enough to be selected as an ambassador in 2020. It was otherworldly when it was announced, and I was recognized in that fashion (article on that here). Ambassadorship is a significant responsibility and honor — it is something…

I get excited about all new Tableau releases. Every release adds tools to either make it more functional or pushes it beyond a data visualization engine and a selling point to attract new users to Tableau. The particular piece that caught me in this release is Explain Data!

Explain Data has been a feature in Tableau since 2019. However, most people I worked with didn’t know of it or lacked interest because of its limitation. …


Note: My thoughts on Tableau CRM’s impact on Tableau’s future are speculative based on my own opinion without inside knowledge from my employer or Salesforce/Tableau.

This week, Tableau’s Ambassador page expanded to 69 more individuals. These people were formerly Analytics Champions with Salesforce. As Einstein Analytics rebranded to Tableau CRM, it makes complete sense that they would be additions to our family.

Tableau and Tableau CRM are different products incorporating unique skillsets. But it relates much closer than you may think. …

Tableau Public and Twitter-verse can’t get enough of infographics or data art, but LinkedIn and employment recruiters dig business dashboards as much if not more. Is there room for both?

I have created business dashboards for a very long time in Tableau and have dabbled in infographic-ish design since I joined the #datafam in 2019. Both have had a huge impact on me in very different ways. Business dashboards provide insight, inspire interactivity, drive long-term business decisions that can be incredibly important. Infographics are beautiful pictures of bite-sized chunks of insight and when done incredibly well are gallery-worthy and mind-absorbing.

The case for infographics

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