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Aaron Dietz
Works at Edgenuity
Attended Antioch University Seattle
Lives in Seattle, WA
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We've come a long way in the last century, but we still need to teach people in high school, if not earlier, about data structures (at least a moderate Excel-proficiency), data visualization, and using data in making decisions.
A look at how the media has visualized the U.S. election process throughout history
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For those going to Tableau Conference this year. Should be an awesome time!
Tableau’s annual conference #DATA16 in Austin Texas is nearly upon us. This year 15,000 data lovers are expected to take over downtown Austin inhabiting almost all Hotels & Restaurants for 4 days of pure data geekery. The official venues hosting sessions are spread across eight different locations including an entire...
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Thanks to women, we may possibly avoid electing someone who can be baited into attack over Twitter.
Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up here. A series of national polls released on Tuesday showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by margins ranging …
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New course on Tableau 10 by the fabulous Matt Francis. If you have a Seattle Public Library card, I believe you can log in and take this course for free....
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Ridiculous.
The most hotly awaited report of the year about who Hollywood puts on screen is out, and it looks grim. Every year Dr. Stacy Smith’s Media Diversity & Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg …
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Interesting chart comparing poor college grads to rich high school dropouts.
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Fascinating stuff for the right type of person....
Around the middle of the 20th century, there was no more fearsome hitter in baseball than Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox. Williams could do it all at the plate: hitting for contact — his …
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This is not a "normal" election.
We could be looking at the largest gender gap in a presidential election since at least 1952: Men are favoring the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in typical numbers, but a historically overwhelm…
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I'll be watching. Possibly in horror, but I hope to laugh as well.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to face off in one of the most anticipated debates in American political history. Clinton generally got good reviews as a debater in her two runs for the …
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I just wish I had had data visualization software in high school.
Note: The following piece is by Tableau intern Midori Ng. It is also the second installment of our back-to-school series. I sat in a computer lab for the majority of my classes in college. I guess that’s what you get for studying Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. Most lectures consisted of analyzing spreadsheets about business profitability, financial forecasts, and customer data. While the skills I learned in class were important,...
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A nice article highlighting how PATH and the Tableau Foundation helped reduce malaria in Zambia by 93%.
There are 36,000 families (and rising) who can thank mobile data visualization for helping to save their lives, and it all started with a provocative yet simple proposal.
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"If it's not fun, you're doing it wrong." Author of Super, instructional designer, experimental fiction writer.
Introduction
Aaron Dietz is the author of Super, a novel from Emergency Press about commitment, crisis, paperwork, and heartbreak. Dietz's super powers include a high metabolism and the ability to put things back where he got them. He's also pretty good at math.

As an instructional designer, Dietz has written online high school courses on computer programming, green design, and 3-D video game creation. It’s natural for him to write quizzes. He’s worked a decade in libraries. He’s also been paid to count traffic and once failed a personality test.

Dietz writes for TheNervousBreakdown.com, blogs at aarondietz.us, and is an advisory editor of KNOCK Magazine.

Bragging rights
I once failed a personality test.
Education
  • Antioch University Seattle
    2006 - 2007
  • Metro State College of Denver
    2000 - 2000
  • Iowa State University
    1993 - 1994
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Other names
Aaaaaaron
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Writer and Instructional Designer
Employment
  • Edgenuity
    Supervising Editor, 2011 - present
  • Giant Campus
    Instructional Designer, 2007 - 2011
  • Denver Public Library
    Applications Developer (among many other titles), 1997 - 2005
  • Iowa City Public Library
    Shelver, 1996 - 1997
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Seattle, WA
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Ames, IA - Denver, CO - Iowa City, IA
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JOURNEY TO PLANET WRITE: When a Question Becomes an Answer
wordsinplace.blogspot.com

by Meg Tuite Is writing another form of depression that needs a page instead of an ear to hear it? How often do you write the same story ove

Women at the Summer Games
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This beautiful back and white visualization shows female participation in the Summer Games since their creation in 1896.

In Case We Die by Aaron Dietz — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
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What is the weirdest thing that ever happened to you? In this anthology, writers answer this question without blinking. Think UFO's, ghos...

Writers in the Spotlight: Erin K. Parker
jenknox.blogspot.com

Hi, Erin! Welcome to Literary Exhibitionism. You recently released a short story collection, The Secret and the Sacred, with Unknown Press.

Food
hwsabbatical.blogspot.com

One of the things I have been enjoying the most is the food, especially the lunches during the 5 days we were outside of Istanbul in the cou

Evora
hwsabbatical.blogspot.com

Evora is a beautifully preserved medieval town about 1 1/2 hour bus right east of Lisbon. The old historic part of the town, containing many

Cannon Beach
hwsabbatical.blogspot.com

Nice to have a "vacation" at home for a week. One of my favorite things was reading the paper early each morning with a cup of coffee and no

Lake Garda
hwsabbatical.blogspot.com

Many years ago on my first trip to Italy I saw Lake Garda from the window of a train going from Venice to Milan. The view was incredible. I

Bolzano
hwsabbatical.blogspot.com

Each place I have been on this trip has been beautiful. I am going to be very disappointed if the next place I visit does not have spectacul

Divorce
tuneink.blogspot.com

Divorce I am the child of a very brutal divorce. I remember the bruises on my mother's face, and the lies from my biological father (I will

Henry's Sabbatical
hwsabbatical.blogspot.com

Another full day exploring Istanbul. In the morning visited Rustem Pasa Mosque with thousands of blue tiles, the Egyptian Bazaar (spice mark

Istanbul Day 2
hwsabbatical.blogspot.com

Wow - a full day of exploring the city. Went on a day-long small group walking tour of many sights in the old part of town (excellent!). We

Giveaway of Super on Goodreads.com
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I'm giving away 5 copies of Super on Goodreads.com. If you have a profile on the site (it's free to sign up), just click Enter to Win and fo

In Case We Die Anthology: Seeking Submissions
www.aarondietz.us

I'm looking for submissions for In Case We Die, a project I'm working on with Unknown Press. This is meant to extend the conversation I was

Altitude Sickness
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Author of Altitude Sickness

Outsourcing Script
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I work in an outsourcing call center. Yes, I am the person that you talk with (sometimes at) on the phone when you call *#@! Corporation. If

Bartleby Snopes Issue 2
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Author of Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands, Revenge of the Scammed, Bartleby Snopes Issue 10, Bartleby Snopes Issue 11, A Reason to Kill, Bar