In honor of TCC15, I wanted to start a series of Community Appreciation talks for the month of October.
Each day, I will be writing about individuals in our community who go above and beyond to help solve questions and share knowledge.
I believe there are several individuals who dedicate many hours (And sometimes brain cells) to help make our community be so great! And I just want to recognize them for there contributions.
Though I have several people in mind, I don't want this to be solely "MY" appreciation, but the community's. So please feel free to email people who you want to give a BIG Thank You to, OR (If you want to) volunteer to write up on somebody one day this month.
You can reach me anytime at RodyZakovich@gmail.com
Ok, now on to some recognition!
Today I want to recognize someone who is a true genius when it comes to data, Mr. Bill Lyons
Bill Lyons, for those of you who don't know, is one of your Tableau Forum Ambassadors, and an amazing contributor to our community. His responses to people's inquiries are always spot on, and shows how much depth of knowledge he has with Tableau. He is always kind, and willing to work through any problem. On top of the amazing work Bill does on the QA side of things, he has also contributed some of the most fascinating workbooks in the Tableau Workbook Library. One of my personal favorites (Truth be told I still don't 100% understand the algorithms behind it!) is Day-Night Map with Twilight and Marks
I mean this thing is cool, and it really demonstrates that you can really create anything in Tableau!
And, if you want to get a little "Hacky" with your Tableau Workbook, refer here on how to Copy/Paste containers. I've already used this, and it is very time saving!
In addition, Bill has provided great input into Tableau as a Data Visualization tool, emphasis put on Data Visualization. His responses are very insightful, and really drives home why Tableau is so great at what it does. I think we all can understand the frustration we get when we build a beautiful interactive dashboard, only to be asked "Hey that's great, can I get a PDF of that!!!!!". Though we all love Tableau, we are of course Data Analysts/Artists/Visualists first. Interactivity is what makes Tableau so powerful!
Is is for all this and more that I say THANK YOU Bill Lyons. Your contributions and knowledge are what help makes this community so great!