Source: Ingrid Lunden, Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal, techcrunch.com, June 10, 2019, https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/10/salesforce-is-buying-data-visualization-company-tableau-for-15-7b-in-all-stock-deal/ On the heels of Google  buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more generally) tools […]

Joshua Smith Bio My path into data visualization is like many others: convoluted, messy, and more akin to sailor becoming shipwrecked in a new land than a Captain elegantly following the stars. I’ve worked in retail, food service, ministry, recycling, and analytics. I’ve dropped out of grad school twice, a folklore program and a bio-statistics […]

It happened again this week. I have internal business partners who are eager to move from tools like Excel, Power BI, and SSRS to Tableau Desktop. But, again, I would have a hard time doing so because the functionality they need is not currently natively supported by your product. What they want is the ability […]

Anna Dzikowska Bio Mom of one, love audiobooks and Ashtanga yoga. In Professional life, I am Health Economist PhD, Health Systems Researcher. Quit Academia Career after 15 years. I have a passion of data visualization and keen to improve healthcare through the power of analytics. I am a highly qualified researcher with proven analytical and […]

Readers: Well, I finally added all those blogs I have been saving to my list. I have changed the name of this list to include Data Analytics to better reflect the theme of many of these blogs. In the screenshot below, you can see how to get to this page from my DataVizBlog homepage or you can […]

I wanted to share an interesting data visualization experiment that Susie Lu is doing in her spare time for fun. Susie Lu is a Senior Data Visualization Engineer with Netflix. She has been doing some data visualization prototypes with grocery receipts. The grocery receipts are made with thermal printing; no ink is used. The prototypes […]

Readers: For much of my career, I have had to travel to New York City (NYC) every few months. I always found NYC to be fascinating in that it is always awake, humming, and vibrant. Also, NYC has some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. There are over 6,000 high-rise buildings in NYC, […]

Marian Eerens Bio Born, raised and currently residing in Belgium; Marian went to culinary school but changed careers when she got her first job in IT support. She’s held several operational roles in Customer Service since then (customer advocate, process specialist, team leader, global process leader); and until recently she was supporting the different teams […]

Source: Sole-Smith, Virginia, What Is the Point of a Period?, Scientific American, May 2019, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-the-point-of-a-period/ In an excellent article in Scientific American, Virginia Sole-Smith discusses age-old taboos against menstruation which have led to a lack of research on how women’s cycles work, resulting in serious consequences for their health. In their quest to bring reproductive […]