Austin, Texas, United States
As a Technical Support Engineer, my job is to help people get as much out of Tableau as possible.
I work in Tableau Desktop and specialize in Analytics-related casework, with a healthy dash of out-of-the-box problem solving.
If you need to know how to do something in Tableau--or if something *can* be done in Tableau, I am the right person to talk to.
I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Cognitive Science.
I am a voracious reader, a hobbyist programmer, maintain my own CentOS (Linux) server, and have worked in various capacities related to teaching, training, and troubleshooting for most of my adult life.
By night I DJ for social dance (Swing dancing, et al.), and am a former dance instructor and a jam musician.
I care deeply about the arts, scientific literacy, critical thinking, and human rights—and would be particularly delighted to assist nonprofits working to support these ends.
I am recognized by Tableau as a Subject Matter Expert in Linux, and am comfortable on the command line and in vim.
My greatest strength in relation to Tableau is Tableau Desktop itself, although I can also offer recommendations pertaining to data preparation and how Tableau's capabilities can be supplemented with Regular Expressions*, or a bit of R or Python.
I love the problem solving process, and delivering results. If I can help people understand how to get to the answer, I have accomplished my mission.
*to see some of the possibility afforded by Regular Expressions in Tableau, visit this project on my Tableau Public page:
Parameter Multi-Select Hack