DataViz Thoughts: The Flashback Blog

Year 1 Recap

Stats and Stuff

The biggest honor of this humble blog is that the community nominated it twice by the community as ‘Best Blog’ by the community in 2019 and 2020.

The Vizzies ‘Best Blog’ nominations of 2019 and 2020

Here is the remaining list of interviews (in alpha order). They are some of the best people I am honored to know — some have become some of my best friends and these interviews work because of their passion to share their stories as they have been inspired from others who had before them. Please check out each one as time permits — I was a superfan of these community members before and it’s since been elevated.

Other blogs focused on community thoughts, personal vizzes, and a couple of tutorials. Many may wonder why I focused on interviews, and not a larger focus on viz processes or tutorials. (2) I’m a curious person and wanted to find a way to connect with people I really admired. Having a format gave me the opportunity to have that and share it with the community. It forced me to try to work on people/networking skills I did not have or try to elevate before and make a ton of new friends in the process. In short, my desire to share stories overwhelmed my desire to brand myself… and I’m great with that!

In the past few months, I’ve been very fortunate to have Priya Padham work with me as a co-editor. She is not only a design influencer, but she’s also a talented editor and elated she is blogging for the data school as she is so great at connecting and inspiring. Although I’m her mentor, she’s become my collaborator, and am incredibly proud of her.

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Music Morsel

Cat Power is great. This is one of my favorites of hers. Give it a listen.

Binge Bite

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (the film) was released when I was a about five months old. The one person in the film that always intrigued me was Nurse Ratched. Here we get her back story, great acting, and a fun ride. Check it out.


  1. My favorite tutorial blogs in no particular order are: Tableau Magic, FlerlageTwins, VizArtPandey, Data + Science, Information Lab Blog & VizJockey.

Keyrus US’ Tableau Evangelist and Tableau Ambassador | Data Leadership Collaborative Advisory Board Member. | Views are my own | Co-Editor: Priya Padham