Any Colo(u)r You Like…

4441132097_c031cf6486 After Matt Francis' "50 Shades of Data" at #Data15 I really got to thinking about color, it's usage, and the planning of pallets. So I thought that I would share some of the tools that I use for testing, planning and plotting color for use in Tableau. One of my absolute favorite tools for selecting color pallets is Paletton. Paletton allows the user to [...]

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TDWI – Declining in the Face of a Changing Landscape?

At the beginning of February of 2016 I was lucky enough to attend the TDWI World Conference in Las Vegas, NV. This was my 4th world conference with the last one being [...]

Analytics – Trust the Data and Your Gut?

So earlier this year I entered an analytics contest and I won! TDWI sponsored the contest, using analytics, to predict the opening weekend for Star Wars: The Force [...]

“Color Rush” and the NFL

If you watched the Bills/Jets game on November 12th, you probably had a myriad of thoughts when first you turned on the game. In my house it was something to the effect of [...]

#Data15 Recap – Viva Las Vegas!

Background There are 10,000 stories from #Data15, and this one is mine. As a veteran of 3 TDWI World Conferences held in Las Vegas I had some idea of how the week would [...]

Can One Size Fit All?

Out of the Box vs. Custom Build For the majority of my career I have railed against "Out-of-the-Box" BI solutions because businesses don't come out of a box, processes [...]