Started in early 2016, TriMyData.com is a blog that brings together the things I am most passionate about: Tableau, Travel and Triathlon. In the beginning it really was ‘just a blog’ where I wrote on these three topics but the site is steadily growing into a resource for the Tableau community as the focus shifts in favour of data visualisation topics, with travel and triathlon musings sprinkled in occasionally to mix things up.
What brought about this development? The main factor certainly was my move from Sydney, Australia, to Bamberg, Germany in 2016 and more recently to Nuremberg in the heart of Bavaria. With this came a job change and career move from being a Tableau consultant and Trainer at Tridant to becoming Exasol‘s Tableau Evangelist.
My role at Exasol
In my new role as Exasol’s Head of BI (+ Tableau Evangelist), which I started in August 2017, I manage our business intelligence team which is at the core of the processes and data flows and communicates information that is vital for decision making. I am also still heavily involved in the Tableau community as I continue to lead our Tableau strategy. This includes co-hosting Makeover Monday as well as attending various events and conference and giving talks on topics ranging from Analytics and Exasol to Women in Data.
On this site you will find frequent references to a project called Makeover Monday, which was brought to life by Andy Kriebel and Andy Cotgreave at the start of 2016. It is a social data project where weekly challenges are published for the community to give them the opportunity to practice their Tableau skills with a fresh data set every Monday. Since 1 January 2017 I have taken Andy Cotgreave’s role to partner with Andy Kriebel in continuing Makeover Monday which has become very popular in the Tableau community and has seen over 3,000 submissions in its first year.
On the topic of Travel I tend to post occasionally, whenever I actually have a holiday or extended business trip that inspires content. I am lucky in that I get to travel a fair amount for work, which I enjoy a lot. I hope you will find those articles useful or simply entertaining and informative.
Finally, Triathlon: my number one hobby which consumes most of my free time and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Between working, sleeping and eating I try to spend as many hours riding my bike, swimming and running as I can.
In September 2016 I had the honour to represent Germany at the Age Group Sprint Triathlon World Championships and I am about to race at German National Champs, and World Champs, before my planned retirement from competitive triathlon.
It is my hope that you will find plenty of useful articles and resources on this site, especially if you’re new to data visualisation and want to learn more about Tableau.