Why Vizioneer?

My photo
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 :)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Journey Begins/Ends on my Birthday

They say that a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. What about when you go 8000 miles? Well for me, that journey began by staying none other then Tableau Zen Master Peter Gilks who was gracious enough to let me stay with him just a few days after having his appendix out-get well soon Peter!

Since leaving out of JFK in New York City, I’ve made the long trip across the Atlantic ocean (15 hours!) to Johannesburg, South Africa. Somewhere over the Atlantic ocean, depending on what time zone you’re looking at, the clock struck midnight and I turned 32 years old - today is my birthday!

From there, my journeys continued north to Lusaka, Zambia just a short two hour plane ride away. From the moment I landed to this moment right now, Lusaka has been an experience. Starting with the fact that their airport has no gates (they roll the stairs out to the door of the plane), to having one of the best meals of my life earlier this evening with some amazingly enjoyable company, Lusaka has not disappointed.

Here's a video of each step in the journey:



By tomorrow afternoon our entire gang should be here and we will begin the task set before us to take the next steps for the eradication of malaria and furthering our partnership with PATH.

Many thanks -
Nelson

30 comments:

  1. Good luck on your adventure dude!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good luck on your adventure dude!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello everyone i am happy to spread my testimony of a strong spell caster called Dr Great. I'm Kaitlyn Houston and i live in USA, my husband and i had a little fight because of that he wanted to divorce me i was so afraid to lose him because i love him very much so i search online for help and i saw alot of people's testimonies on how Dr Great help them and came out with positive results like Divorces, Cancers, Spiritual problems and for Barrens to give birth and others. So i emailed him and told him my problem and he gave me instructions which I followed and after 48 hours later he told me that the spell is done and my husband will no longer divorce me and when my husband came back from work he told me that he has canceled the divorce papers he didn't know what came over him that he is sorry I was so happy and I thank Dr Great for his help If you need Dr Great help email him at infinitylovespell@gmail.com and he will put an end to your problem

    ReplyDelete
  4. very informative blog and useful article thank you for sharing with us , keep

    posting learn more about BI Tools Tableau Online Training

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Do Follow URL Submission is a social bookmarking submission website that provide you genuine do follow link for backlink of your website
    Do Follow URL Submission

    ReplyDelete
  7. A great blog. Very informative.

    Visit https://www.bookmystall.in for Best Event Stalls Exhibition in India - BookMyStall

    ReplyDelete
  8. Excellent Blog very imperative good content, this article is useful to beginners and real time
    employees.Thank u for sharing...
    Tableau Online Training
    Tableau Training

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for providing information I liked it
    Best Play and Pre School for kids in Hyderabad,India. To give your kid a best environment and learning it is the right way to join in play and pre school were kids can build there physically, emotionally and mentally skills developed. We provide programs to kids like Play Group, Nursery, Sanjary Junior, Sanjary Senior and Teacher training Program.
    Preschool in hyderabad

    ReplyDelete
  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice information blog of the author provided

    Sanjary Academy is the best Piping Design institute in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is the best Piping design Course in India and we have offer professional Engineering Courses like Piping design Course, QA/QC Course, document controller course, Pressure Vessel Design Course, Welding Inspector Course, Quality Management Course and Safety Officer Course.
    Piping Design Course in Hyderabad ­

    ReplyDelete
  12. Good blog posting of the topic

    Pressure Vessel Design Course is one of the courses offered by Sanjary Academy in Hyderabad. We have offer professional Engineering Course like Piping Design Course,QA / QC Course,document Controller course,pressure Vessel Design Course,Welding Inspector Course, Quality Management Course, #Safety officer course.
    Welding Inspector Course
    Safety officer course
    Quality Management Course
    Quality Management Course in India

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice Article. We are authorised support partner in Quickbooks Payroll. If you required any help for Quickbooks Payroll Support Phone Number 1-800-986-4607 if you are Expand your business to a new hike, with progressive approach. Seeking for the best accounting software? Then, get quickbooks installed in your system. The software proves to be more profitable to the business.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great blog article informative I liked it

    Best QA / QC Course in India, Hyderabad. sanjaryacademy is a well-known institute. We have offer professional Engineering Course like Piping Design Course, QA / QC Course,document Controller course,pressure Vessel Design Course, Welding Inspector Course, Quality Management Course, #Safety officer course.
    QA / QC Course
    QA / QC Course in India
    QA / QC Course in Hyderabad

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! this is Amazing! Do you know your hidden name meaning ? Click here to find your hidden name meaning

    ReplyDelete
  16. Welcome to brotherhood Illuminati where you can become rich famous and popular and your life story we be change totally my name is Harrison I am here to share my testimony on how I join the great brotherhood Illuminati and my life story was change immediately . I was very poor no job and I has no money to even feed and take care of my family I was confuse in life I don’t know what to do I try all my possible best to get money but no one work out for me each day I share tears, I was just looking out my family no money to take care of them until one day I decided to join the great Illuminati , I come across them in the internet I never believe I said let me try I email them.all what they said we happen in my life just started it was like a dream to me they really change my story totally . They give me the sum of $8,000,000 and many thing. through the Illuminati I was able to become rich, and have many industry on my own and become famous and popular in my country , today me and my family is living happily and I am the most happiest man here is the opportunity for you to join the Illuminati and become rich and famous in life and be like other people and you life we be change totally.If you are interested in joining the great brotherhood Illuminati you can contact us. on whatApp ofcall   +2348166545531      

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! this is Amazing! Do you know your hidden name meaning ? Click here to find your hidden name meaning

    ReplyDelete
  18. i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
    or
    call/whatsapp:+2349057261346










    i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
    or
    call/whatsapp:+2349057261346

    ReplyDelete