Thank you Tableau and farewell!

Alexander Loth with Tableau Data Rockstar t-shirt

10 years ago, I started using Tableau.

4 years ago, I started working at Tableau.

Today is my last day with Tableau.

These last four years have been the most inspiring of my career, what a ride it has been! It’s been a great opportunity and an amazing experience, joining this unique Seattle start-up as one of the first employees in Tableau’s Frankfurt office. Watching our DACH team growing to 120+ people is far more than I had imagined at the beginning, it is simply amazing!

As for my next phase, I’ll take on a strategist role to a leading cloud & AI company to create an impact on how the digital age refines our life.

I’m very grateful to have worked alongside talented people both in Tableau and in our greater #datafam community — people who are brilliant and freakishly-friendly. I had fantastic mentors, Nate Vogel, and Andy Cotgreave, who supported me tremendously and shared their wisdom with me. I have many lifetime memories and made lots of great friends. I wish all of you at Tableau all the best for your next chapter, joining the Salesforce Ohana.

So long Tableau, and thank you for everything!

— Alex

My 4-years-in-2-minutes clip:

Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau: Geben Sie mir Feedback für die 2. Auflage des Tableau-Buchs

Buch-Cover von Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau
Buch-Cover von Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau

Wow, es ist fast ein Jahr her, seit mein Buch “Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau” veröffentlicht wurde! Ich danke allen Lesern für die vielen postiven Rückmeldungen  und freue mich, dass mein Buch Ihnen hilft Erkenntinsse aus Ihren Daten abzuleiten und diese im Unternehmen zu teilen.

Die erste Auflage des Tableau-Buchs ist auch schon fast verkauft. Daher stellt sich nun die Frage, ob es einen Nachdruck geben wird, oder ob es bereits Potential für eine zweite Auflage gibt. Um das zu entscheiden, freue mich auf Ihr Feedback!

Schreiben Sie mir dazu einfach per Email: feedback@alexloth.com

Alle Ideen und Anregungen für eine mögliche zweite Auflage sind herzlich willkommen!

Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau
  • Alexander Loth
  • Publisher: mitp
  • Edition no. 2018 (31.07.2018)
  • Broschiert: 224 pages

How to Master Your Data Journey

Covers of Info We Trust, Visual Analytics with Tableau, The Big Book of Dashboards
From ideas to dashboards: The Data Journey Canon

Last year I started lecturing a Data Analytics course at university (as part of an MBA program). In the meanwhile, I was refining the list of books that I highly recommend to read. Three of these books form the Data Journey!

What is the Data Journey?

The Data Journey is a human-focused approach to understand the evolution of data storytelling, the power of visual analytics, and the impact of data from real-world business scenarios.

1. Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data

We start our Data Journey with the book Info We Trust. This book examines all parts of the data storytelling lifecycle across disciplines. The use of marginalia and hand-drawn illustrations give you both simple lessons to take away, and insights into where to find out more. The book is full of magnificent references that inspire further reading.

Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data
  • RJ Andrews
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 1 (01.03.2019)
  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 272 pages

2. Visual Analytics with Tableau

Now it’s time for hands-on. Visual Analytics with Tableau covers everything you need to get started with Tableau (students get Tableau for free!). The book guides you from the first steps of connecting to data, creating different types of charts, and adding calculation fields to more advanced features such as table calculations, forecasts, and clusters, as well as R, Python, and MATLAB integration for sophisticated statistical modeling.

Visual Analytics with Tableau
  • Alexander Loth
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 1 (31.05.2019)
  • Taschenbuch: 288 pages

3. The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios

Back to business (as this course is designed for an MBA program). We close our Data Journey canon with The Big Book of Dashboards. This is a comprehensive reference book with real-world solutions for business dashboards and detailed analysis of do’s and don’ts. The examples in this book are well-organized and categorized by industry and functional business areas.

The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios
  • Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, Andy Cotgreave
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 1 (02.06.2017)
  • Taschenbuch: 448 pages

[Update 10 July 2019]: Do you need more inspiration?

#MakeoverMonday: Improving How We Visualize and Analyze Data, One Chart at a Time

Because vizzing alone is only half the fun, you should not miss the #MakeoverMonday book. Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel are icons in the data visualization community (read the interview!) and they have curated the thousands of visualizations from the #MakeoverMonday project into a practical guide that will take your design and data communication skills to the next level!

#MakeoverMonday: Improving How We Visualize and Analyze Data, One Chart at a Time (Wile01)
  • Andy Kriebel, Eva Murray
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 1 (04.12.2018)
  • Taschenbuch: 496 pages

Which books would you recommend for the #DataJourney?

Share your favorite data books in the blog post comments or reply to this tweet:

#data19 Visual Diary: Tableau Conference Europe 2019 in Berlin

Let me share some of my favorite #data19 impressions from Tableau Conference Europe 2019 in Berlin with you (like I did for TC18 in NOLA last year)!

Sunday, 16 June

Arriving in Berlin

Monday, 17 June

Viz for Social Good

Makeover Monday

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 18 June

Opening Keynote

Data Village | Diversity and Inclusion

Customer Session | Digital Journey of Deutsche Bahn

Data Night Out

Wednesday, 19 June

Tableau Public booth

Customer Session | Leveraging Social Media at Commerzbank

Data Village

Goodbye

What are your #data19 highlights?

Share your favorite moments in the blog post comments or reply to this tweet:

Visual Analytics with Tableau: Book is in Stock again

Visual Analytics with Tableau on Amazon screenshot
Visual Analytics with Tableau is on stock again: Screenshot shows availability on amazon.com

Did you get your Tableau Conference Europe 2019 ticket and now need something to read for the journey?

Then I have some good news: Right on time, just a few weeks before TCE19, my new book Visual Analytics with Tableau  is in stock again!

As you know from my previous Tableau Conference sessions and blog posts (TC18, TC17, TC16), I love social media! So thank you for your likes, shares, retweets…

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Visual Analytics with Tableau
  • Alexander Loth
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 1 (31.05.2019)
  • Taschenbuch: 288 pages