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 :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

If Hans Rosling could dunk....

I know there are many who enjoy my excitement to see that Hans Rosling is going to be one of the keynote speakers for #TCC14.  I've told many people that his video in "The Joy of Stats" on "200 Countries 200 Years in 4 minutes" is possibly the greatest data visualization in the last 100 years.  Of course the data is great, but Hans has an amazing way of bringing it to life.  For me, he's an inspiration both as an analyst and a speaker and I can't wait to see him in person!

To celebrate I, and a few Slalom Consulting friends of mine, have created some Hans Rosling inspired dashboards.  Below you can see the work that Peter Gilks (yep, THAT Peter Gilks!) and I put together on performance of NBA Franchises over time.  The bubbles are the logos of the NBA teams and the X and Y Axis are changeable - which is so very 'GapMinder'!

Please check it out!

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