David Freifeld

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States

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Hello! My name is David Freifeld, a humanities major turned data nerd, and part of the Tableau team in Washington DC. I have data viz coffee table books at my apartment, have given several public presentations all around the history of data visualization, and have become a data viz evangelist from top to bottom.

It's my goal to help organizations and institutions leverage their own data to enable positive change in the world around them.



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After splitting my undergraduate career between University of Pittsburgh and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, living in Madrid for a year, and working at IBM as a data analyst, I found Tableau. I'm currently an account manager helping large enterprises with their big data strategy -- becoming more focused, data-driven institutions.

I've worked with hundreds of analysts, data scientists, executives, and other professionals to learn Tableau and apply data visualization as a solution to the significant problems they face. I believe there is a gap between the amount of usable, untapped data in the world today and the tools available to analyze and understand that data. I consider it a personal goal of mine to help reduce that gap for all data workers.

Outside of the data world, my passions are a mix of storytelling, public speaking, comedy, photography, podcasts, live music, travel, the environment, coffee, and hosting people at my home.

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