Since 2010, I have been designing and developing analytics tools and reporting dashboards to assist in a wide variety of uses, from mobile data entry and inventory management to cloud-based advanced analytics and custom ad-hoc report development. From back-end data ETL and data governance to end-user UX design, my experience in visual analytics has grown from simple workflow optimization and inventory tracking in Filemaker to embedded, executive-level prescriptive analytics and KPI development in the Tableau ecosystem.
My experience in Tableau started through self-study, then after completing my Master’s Degree I received Tableau classroom training for Desktop Fundamentals and Desktop Advanced. After that I became an active member in two different Tableau User Groups, and established myself as a tool expert and point contact for my team and department. Since then I’ve continued to grow in my own skills through active contribution in the Tableau forums, conferences, and engaging with the community through mentorship opportunities and trainings.
Effective communication of data is more than just end user presentation however, and I’ve continued to develop my skills in back-end tools like SQL Server, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Teradata. I have sought opportunities to learn skills like R, Python, and d3 as well as expand my familiarity in various other BI tools as well. I am constantly driving to better myself in all areas of data usage, from data scraping and data warehousing to interface design, color theory and dashboard development. My drive to master my craft has given me the skills to help others as well, and I am continuing to give back to the data community through volunteering and public speaking.