Tableau 2019.2 Beta 2 is now available! Tableau Software just announced that Tableau 2019.2 Beta 2 is now available on their beta site. Check out the new features in this final beta release (which means we should be seeing v2019.2 GA real soon, I hope!). You can join Tableau’s Pre-Release program at https://prerelease.tableau.com where you can […]

Readers: Back in 2013, I did a multi-blog post on the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. Most of the reference material I used was based on Steven Johnson’s riveting book, The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (see book cover below) What I want to discuss today are […]

Source: –, The Logistics of Santa Claus, Broadstreet, December 25, 2015, http://www.broadsheet.ie/2015/12/25/yu

Source: Brown, Scott, Remembering “Remember Pearl Harbor”, The Orange County Register, December 7, 2011, https://www.ocregister.com/2011/12/07/remembering-remember-pearl-harbor/. This year, 2018, it has now been 77 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt called it “the day that will live in infamy,”  and thrust the United States into World War II. Here’s […]

Josh’s Bio Josh is the Senior Director of Data Visualization for Comcast’s Enterprise Business Intelligence team. He leads both the Tableau Center of Excellence (COE) and a team of data visualization experts. Josh is also an adjunct professor of data visualization for Temple University and a co-leader of the Philadelphia Tableau User Group (PhillyTUG). Questions […]

Source: Snibbe, Kurt, Here is a primer for Hanukkah 2018, which begins Dec. 2, The Press-Enterprise, The Orange Country Register, December 2, 2018, https://www.pe.com/2018/12/02/here-is-a-primer-for-hanukkah-2018-which-begins-dec-2/. Hanukkah, also referred to as the Festival of Lights, began at sunset yesterday. Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days so we will be celebrating, eating latkes, and lighting candles until December […]