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Michael Mixon
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Professional corporate cog. Amateur visual artist (photography, data).
Professional corporate cog. Amateur visual artist (photography, data).

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ONLY CONNECT
This is more or less a post I had considered writing a month or so ago, but then pushed it to the side.  After attending TC18 last week, I found that I was revisiting a lot of the same ideas and was newly inspired by Andy Kriebel's Fanalytics talk to just g...
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Anatomy of a Viz - Making Fire with Tableau
About two months ago, Neil Richards published a very engaging viz on national football championships in England.  I’m not a sports nut (which makes me a nut of a different variety, I suppose) so it wasn’t the data that drew me to this viz but rather the des...
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Some of my Favorite Alteryx Tools & Settings
In my new role at Pluralsight , I've been spending the bulk of my time converting SQL scripts into Alteryx workflows.  There are a number of reasons for this - better transparency as a result of being able to "see" what the data is doing, a shallower learni...
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Anatomy of a Viz - The Level is in the Details
Sometimes you need a push.  At least I do. The climate data set used for Wk51 of the Makeover Monday project is one I've been meaning to explore ever since I first read a few of my friend Ken Black's blog posts on the topic.  I believe climate change and gl...
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Reshaping the Deliverable to match the Intent
I was having a conversation with a colleague earlier this week about the difference between giving someone what they need vs. what they ask for.  Sometimes we get pulled into analytics projects where the target audience already has a picture of what they wa...
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Bringing Google Form data into Tableau
This week I was asked to give a brief presentation at a local user group meeting about connecting Tableau to survey data stored in Google Sheets.  My initial thought was that this would take all of 2 minutes, given how easy it is to connect Tableau to Sheet...
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Creating a "Transparent" Map in Tableau
Click image to open interactive viz As I was thinking through the design for my latest Viz for Social Good visualization, I initially intended to just have an image of a map of Africa in the center, directly between the black and white halves of the canvas....
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Introversion 2.0 - my Tableau 2017 Conference Experience
This was by far the best Tableau conference I've attended. And what made it particularly great was not the content (which was as superlative as usual) but rather the many people I was able to meet and connect with, people I'd heretofore only interacted with...
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Anatomy of a Viz - United Nations Development Group
Whenever I see Chloe post a new project for VizforSocialGood , I am compelled to participate.  It's a phenomenal program that marries our desire to visualize data with socially-minded initiatives that could benefit from compelling data stories.  But when I ...
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Running to get Organized - Runner Macros in Alteryx
I always return from Alteryx and Tableau conferences with a list of things I want to work on, based on what I'd seen or heard at the various sessions.  At this year's Alteryx conference , one of the recurring themes I encountered was how to set up more effi...
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