Esther Aller

Seattle, Washington, United States

Calculations, Creating Visualizations and Advanced Methods, Visual Analytics, Data Prep and Visual Analytics

Senior Technical Support Engineer, Tableau Software

I started at Tableau in February 2015 as a technical support specialist. I help our customers use Tableau every day. I see all sorts of issues, including connecting to data sources, formatting views, applying filters and action filters, and working with parameters and calculated fields.

I have to admit that calculations are my favorite thing. I always try to write my calculations to make sense and reduce work for the user.

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I know that creating views in Tableau can be a new experience when one is used to the functions and limitations of other programs, like Excel. I would love the opportunity to show you how Tableau Desktop really shines in visualizing data.

In college I studied environmental and conservation biology. Later, I worked at a local environmental nonprofit for four years before starting at Tableau. At heart I will always be strongly motivated to create a more sustainable world. I believe in the concept of the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) and I think that focusing on environmental issues can be one and the same as helping people.