Unmasking Zach Bowders (an interview with a Tableau Public Featured Author)

Featured Interview

Credit: Zach Bowders and Adam Mico (and Pikachu)

As I found my place in the community I made several deliberate choices about what I wanted to be.

I promote others. I remain positive. I’m a cheerleader.

Credit: Zach Bowders — The Life and Times of Marty McFly (click the image for the interactive viz)

I don’t think I’ve ever ended up with a worse product for taking advice from friends, it always winds up better. (3)

  • How did you come up with the idea and how long were you working on it?
  • What has surprised you most about podcasting and its reception?
  • What is your favorite thing about podcasting?
  • What did you not know going in that you wish you had known?
  1. I wasn’t going to pre-select questions. These would be naturally flowing conversations.
  2. I wasn’t going to become a celebrity-of-the-week podcast. It’s a hard dragon to keep chasing.
Credit: Zach Bowders

One of the great things about the online Data Community is that it’s not a zero-sum game. For me to succeed no one else has to fail. I can promote others, elevate other good work, and it doesn’t take anything away from what I’m doing.

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Credit: Yuta Sakai — Sleeping Habits (select the image for the interactive visualization)

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Adam Mico

Principal, Data Visualization and CoE at Moderna | Data Leadership Collaborative Advisory Board Member | Tableau Visionary + Ambassador | Views are my own