Happy Monday everyone! We're winding down the last couple days of February and then we're headed into March! Whew! Where have the first two months of this year gone already?
March is going to be a great month! It's National Women's month - so we'll be celebrating all the smart women in our community (see below for more). It's St. Patrick's Day in a couple of weeks. I'm in school right now - which means spring break! So many things to look forward to.
But let's not get too ahead of ourselves, and let's take a look into what's been going on in the community.
We're starting a new program in the community where we're working with Tableau Developers to have more of a feedback loop with our community members. Last week, we kicked it off Dev Office Hours with Ben Lower, russellhay, and Tyler Doyle talking about the Tableau Server REST API. If you missed it, you can see the recording here: Ask us anything! (about the Tableau Server Client :D)
And this week, we'll be doing another one with Kent Marten - sign up here: Dev Office Hours: Maps and Spatial Data | Tableau Software Also, let him know the types of questions you'll have ahead of time here: Ask us anything about maps or spatial data in Tableau!
As I mentioned above, March is going to be a celebration of the women in our community. We'll be posting content/discussions in the Data + Women group. Feel free to get conversations of your own started! We'll also be having our first ever Data + Women Virtual Tableau User Group | Tableau Software hosted by Brit Cava and Chloe Tseng on March 16th at 9:00 AM. This will be a great event - don't miss it!
Do you use TabPy? Well, great news - it now supports Python 3.x and doesn't require Anaconda. It has been released by Bora Beran and can be found on GitHub here: GitHub - tableau/TabPy: Execute Python code on the fly and display results in Tableau visualizations
Interested in learning more about Tableau Cloud options, check out this webinar tomorrow: Cloud panel at the Informatica Virtual Cloud Summit
Congratulations to Jamieson Christian who achieved the "Question Slayer" badge - meaning 50 of his responses have been marked as correct! Jamieson is constantly helping people with their calculations and taking the time to write out thoughtful answers. Thank you on behalf of the community for all you've done Jamieson! We hope to continue seeing you around
Most Talked About Thread
**This is determined by the number of responses on a thread
Jaskaran Dhillon asked How to create a calculated field based on the SUM of a column. Deepak Rai worked with Jaskaran until they found what he needed, which turned out to be the first response.
Top Voted Idea
In Other News
- Last week, Mark Wu hosted February's Server Admin Virtual User Group with a stellar presentation by Jeff Strauss. It's a great resource - if you missed it, see it on the front page here: Server & Online Administration
- Toby Erkson posted a poll in the community about How do you do SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) for your Tableau reporting world? Take it and comment if it makes sense to share with the community how you do it!
- Mikey Michaels asked a question about finding the Current YTD vs Previous YTD. He had some good detailed responses from Stephen Shepperd and Keith Troutt that got him just what he was looking for.
That's all for this week (not that there wasn't A LOT more going on).
Have a good rest of your week. Until next time, happy analyzing!
As always, feel free to reach out to the Tableau Community with any comments, questions, or suggestions.