Last Wednesday, The Washington Post ran an article about The History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions. There were several interesting data visualizations in the article, but the one that really caught my eye was their heatmap (or density map) showing apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is along the southern portion of the United States […]

On the last day of 2018, I took and passed the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam. This exam focuses on the foundational functionality of Tableau Desktop and a basic understanding of the product. It costs $100 to take the exam and it is recommended you have 3 or more months of Tableau Desktop experience. Tableau also […]

Karen Hinson is a Lead Analyst on Chick-fil-A’s Field Analysis & Performance Reporting team. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A in 2013, Karen was a Senior Data Analyst at Invesco. At Chick-fil-A, Karen is responsible for producing reports and dashboards that measure the health of the business. Karen was part of the team that launched Tableau Server […]

Lindsey Poulter Bio Lindsey Poulter is a data visualization and Tableau enthusiast. She enjoys combining business strategy with design best practices to build innovative dashboards. Currently, she works at Wells Fargo as an analytics consultant, where she is responsible for creating dashboards for executives and customers within the IT department. She has been using Tableau […]

Many data scientists have years of higher education invested in becoming one. In their professional work life, they have had to probably go through many rings of fire before elevated to the title of data scientist in their organizations. Based on personal experience, reading through college curriculums, blog posts from data scientists, research companies’ papers […]