Welcome to my Data Visualization blog. I have been blogging about data visualization for over five years now. I owe any success I have with this blog to the people who are consistently following and visiting it; offering their opinions and feedback. For that, I thank you for taking a look and supporting my blog.
I primarily have been focusing on several topic areas:
- Data Visualization
- Business Intelligence
- Historical Aspects of Data Visualization (e.g., John Snow’s Cholera Map)
- Data Prep
- Interviews with interesting people in the BI & Analytic profession
- Datavizzes related to social issues as well as social good
- Cartography (I love maps!)
- …and the list could keep going
Right now, my main work-related areas of interest are in trying to find the best ways to convey information quickly to my business partners that allow them to make actionable decisions. I am also very interested in tools and techniques to improve the sometimes difficult task of prepping data.
I currently use Tableau and Alteryx in my work environment.
I have an exciting, challenging job that excites me every day. I feel very lucky to be able to do what I love on a daily basis.
On a personal note, I decided when I originally started my blog to not allow sponsorship of my site so I can be objective about my views on all topics, particularly those related to BI and Analytics (BI&A). You will not see me beating up on the various BI and Analytics platforms or any of their executive leadership (well, maybe some scolding).
The mantra that I preach to everyone (or anyone who will listen) is to get our business partners or clients excited about their data. Now the way to do that could come in many different forms: understanding what the business wants and not assuming IT knows best, being partners and collaborating with our business partners versus having a Us vs. Them mentality, great data visualization, self-service BI, data anywhere (e.g., multiple devices), properly organized data that is easy to access, asking questions, making mistakes and learning from it, and providing actionable insights.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you often.
Last Updated: April 11, 2018
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