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Aaron Dietz
Works at Edgenuity
Attended Antioch University Seattle
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Just in case you're still playing Pokemon Go and need to take over a gym: "Which of Your Critters Should You Use When Attacking a Gym?"
You've played Pokémon GO, and you've been confused. The game is addictive and fun, but it hardly explains itself. The confusion tends to be worst those who haven't played previous Pokémon games, and it's particular bewildering during gym fights. After reaching level 5, many players wander into a ...
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Olympians getting closer and closer to the 50% participation line for women. In 1968 it was 14%.
This beautiful back and white visualization shows female participation in the Summer Games since their creation in 1896.
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See? I post positive stuff sometimes!
Eight-year-old Judah Bausili has been playing a whole lot of Pokémon Go lately. He and his dad, Ben, have caught 46 so far. “I’ve caught Doduo, Bulbasaur, and the last one...I can’t remember,” says Judah. Judah has always enjoyed catching Pokémon, but he hasn’t always been discerning about the types he caught. And that’s where Ben, his data-minded dad who happens to work for Tableau Gold Partner InterWorks, saw an opportunity.
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Wildly quick adoption for a new app. But I was hoping to find data relating Pokemon Go to people getting more exercise and/or being outside more. Super interesting phenomena!
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This is cool--choose among the typical painting elements Bob Ross employs to make your own painting. Built in Tableau.
I grew up watching Bob Ross and as I watched him mix colors and beat brushes, I knew that I could be an artist. He had such an optimism, excitement, and passion. And he knew that he could inspire others to have the same. Now, most often, my paint is data and my canvas and brush …
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Just a few quick numbers....
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Britain has voted to exit the European Union, a news event so transformational that it’s takin…
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For font nerds who do data: Tableau 10 Includes a New Typeface Designed for Data
Note: Cristy Miller, Tableau’s director of visual design, contributed to this piece. Update: Tableau 10 is here! Download now to try out the feature outlined below. When you think of data visualization, you might think of bars, lines, or shapes; they are the beating heart of interactive vizzes. Visual features like position, color, shape, and size create meaning we understand at a glance.
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For those into dragon boat racing--this team figured out how to track paddle motions alongside boat speed to find ways to optimize performance. Pretty impressive!
Dave Keys knows data. At work, Dave is an experienced data architect who uses Tableau to help clients find data solutions. But for fun, Dave collects data for his competitive dragon boat team, the Manly Dragons. The team tracks paddling power and speed and visualizes the data in Tableau Public—bringing the team success in world-class events.
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I haven't watched any Olympics so far but I have taken a look at the numbers!
“She has a chance.” That was the best the commentators at the 2012 Olympics could muster for the introduction of 15-year-old Katie Ledecky, who entered the finals of the 800-meter freestyle event a…
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A good look at some very early charts, from the 18th century.
When he wasn't blackmailing lords and being sued for libel, William Playfair invented the pie chart, the bar graph, and the line graph.
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Young Trekkie using Tableau to find "stories in his data".
Wake Ryan poses with a poster he designed with the help of a family friend. As he puts it, 9-year-old Wake Ryan is “boldly going where no data story has gone before.”
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If you're looking for a mountain to climb, here they are organized by prominence rather than height. Also, be safe!
Yvan Fornes scraped data about Ultra Peaks around the world to build this beautiful visualization that lets you find your next hike.
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Work
Occupation
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
Previously
Ames, IA - Denver, CO - Iowa City, IA
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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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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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Writers in the Spotlight: Erin K. Parker
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Hi, Erin! Welcome to Literary Exhibitionism. You recently released a short story collection, The Secret and the Sacred, with Unknown Press.

Food
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Drunk Monkeys Anthology: Volume One
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Author of burn through today, The best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012, Drunk Monkeys Originals, The Alarmist, The Los Angeles Review o