Thank you for posting this Jeff. I have shared it here with our team. Our deepest condolences to Mike's family and all those who knew him. I never had the pleasure to meet him, or even work with him, but he sounds like a remarkable man with a kind heart and generous character. I feel like I could have learned a lot from him, and he is someone I would have liked to have known.
I know Elissa and some other Tableau leaders shared notes on Twitter, and we shared a note from the company account today. We know that this does very little at this difficult time, but our thoughts are with you and the whole Tableau family.
This is so sad to hear. Michael was always great to talk with and he recognized very early on that Tableau represented a sea change in data analysis.
He always had an excitement in his voice when he spoke about what he was doing with Tableau to transform data into insights and what it meant for the organization he worked with.
R.I.P. Michael Christiani