It's conference time. Not just Tableau Conference 2019 but viewing my calendar of speaking obligations--quite a few others as well.
But just because we aren't supposed to pick favorites among our children doesn't mean I can't give extra smooches and love to Tableau. I have been to 5 or 6 over the years and they are one of the best production, content, entertainment, and simply experiential conferences I have ever had the pleasure of attending (I have to extend a slow clap to Qualtrics as well).
All of these years later, I had choices to make. When you attend about a half dozen as a speaker, there isn't much time to be in the audience. And let's face it, you should up your game and set your focus on being the one at the podium.
This year due to a new format and fewer speaker opportunities I was not invited to the main stage but was extended an opportunity to speak at the Tableau Fringe Festival. A spot for those of us with ideas worthy of sharing with the community-at-large but maybe not scalable to the main stage.
The videos will be uploaded to the Fringe Festival website in a few weeks so follow the link above. Until then, here are a few of the dashboards I included in my talk, a specific version of Data Talks, Meople Pumble titled Decision Making in The Face of Uncertainty. Which variables and data sources are needed for a dynamic description of poverty?
I am teaching an online workshop on Halloween, Big data on a less big budget where we will step through a real world example and demonstrate how to use open source tools to create and answer a data question.
I will see you at Women in Tech Summit in Raleigh Durham November 8th after a busy week of National Press Club workshops and Academic Stand-up in NYC with a featured conversation with Angela Saini author of Superior: The Return of Race Science with a hands-on Python refresher nearby.
"Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe"--Theodore Roosevelt