Why Vizioneer?

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
The "Vizioneer" comes from mashing two words that have shaped my world for most of my adult life - Engineer and [data] Visualizations (or Vizes to those who know what's up). Graduating from first from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, followed by Georgia Tech with my Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering, all of which taught me to think through anything and everything - problem solving, "engineering" solutions, teaching to the "ah ha" moments - is what I love to do. In 2010 that investigative, engineering mindset intersected a job change and a plunge into the world of Data Analysis. In the search for the next great thing I stumbled on to a data visualization and dashboarding product called Tableau software and things just took off. So now I guess you could call me that engineer with the sweet data visualizations - or just "The Vizioneer" :)

In 2013, I joined the incredible team at Slalom, focusing on Tableau and it's been an amazing experience. Recently in 2014, I was honored and humbled to receive Tableau's highest recognition of being named a Tableau Zen Master. Follow along to see what happens next :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Want to visit a National Park? Now you can!

By now we are painfully aware of the awful results of the current government shutdown.  One of many things we've lost during this time is the ability to enjoy visiting some of the greatest treasures around our country - our National Parks.  So if you've been feeling down about not seeing Old Faithful out at Yellowstone or Half Dome inside Yosemite - fear not!  We've got you covered! Now you can zoom around the country and check out photos from any of these great treasures, and it's just like being there! Right? Not so much?  Well, don't worry, Washington DC's working on a solution that should be here any day now....

In the meantime, check out the viz below.  Enjoy!