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As someone who loves history, Boston was a great place to grow up. With everything from colonial gems like the Old State House and Faneuil Hall to cultural landmarks like Fenway Park and the Boston Common, the city is full of historic sites. Unfortunately, there are...

"Technology is definitely intimidating to those who don't work with it on a day-to-day basis. Once you get to the Portal and it's all very intuitive, that fear or that intimidation goes away." Kat Nagar, Director of Compensation and Talent Analytics, and Karl Riddett, Director of...

Everyone who knows me, knows I love pinball. To me, pinball is a wonderful mixture of art, physics, design and history that's intertwined into a gameplay that's both analog and digital. It's not just me, the U.S. has had a long love affair with pinball, starting with...

Is your Tableau Server bogged down with endless extracts? Is your VizQL Server struggling to render your complex visualizations? A slow dashboard is a useless dashboard. Performance is critical. Researchers from the Forensic Optimization & Obfuscation Lab have pinpointed the secret to smoothing out Tableau Server...

Magic is what happens when our panel gets together. Magic and gold. This week’s show is a lot of both as Brad, Ben, Kate and Mat talk about Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Tools, self-service analytics as a concept and the different infrastructure options...

Bagging 14ers is all the rage in Colorado, right up there with counting how many days you’ve skied and how long you waited in line for brunch at Snooze. They are badges of honor that many of us wear to establish our belonging in this...

It's the combination of everything coming together perfectly: a glorious blend of texture, aroma and taste. It is a beverage bordering on the divine that represents the purest essence of coffee. It is an espresso shot that tastes as good as freshly roasted coffee smells....

About a month ago, we created a Podcast Your Data! episode about Tableau user groups (TUGs) where Dan Murray hosted Andy Piper (one of the leaders of Atlanta TUG), Kent Sloan (Oklahoma City TUG) and myself (co-leader of The Netherlands TUG). During our discussion, we compared different TUG’s...

Do you suffer from an irrational fear of robots, drones or mechanical sentient beings? Do you get anxiety when you think of the phrase, “artificial intelligence,” see someone dancing with quick and jerky motions or hear the theme song to "The Jetsons?" If so, you may have a disorder named "robophobia." You...

Living in one of the most populated cities in the country, San Francisco comes with many perks. There is an endless number of events, unique neighborhoods around every corner and good public transportation. Of course, with so many people living and visiting in such a confined...

March Madness is upon us once again! As is tradition, I've applied my knowledge of data with my love of hoops to update two March Madness data visualizations in Tableau. These dashboards are largely the same as previous years, only with new data and a few tweaks. I...

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