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Community Manager
Community Manager

Welcome to this edition of Community Highlights!  For first time readers, this ongoing blog series delivers a curated dose of the latest community happenings so that you can keep a pulse on what’s hot, who’s in, and all of the latest trends.


In Case You Missed It

ES-PT-BR_HIGHLIGHTS.png*Community news & announcements.

 

Community Platform Updates

 

In addition to the improvements included in Alteryx Community Version 19.3, on April 30th we introduced a beta version of both Spanish and Portuguese native language communities! Today, key features include a discussion forum & knowledge base, use cases, blogs, and easy access to local Alteryx User Groups. We welcome all Spanish and Portuguese speakers interested in data science and analytics to get involved!  Learn more about what's available and how to participate:

 

 

New faces on the Community Team

 

Earlier this month, we welcomed three new additions to the Alteryx Community Team. We couldn't be more excited to have these incredibly talented people on board!  Visit the updated Meet the Community Team page to learn more about all of the amazing people behind the scenes.

 

New Alteryx Public Sector Industry User Group

 

We're excited to announce the availability of the Alteryx Public Sector User Group! The public sector is made up of three types of organizations: Core Government, Agencies, and Public Enterprises. If you find yourself in any of these organizations, no matter what your department — defense, agriculture, health and human services, homeland security, tax and revenue management, this User Group is for you! @HeatherHarris, @Deanna, and @ColleenH218 will be leading this new user group.

Join the Public Sector User Group today.

 


Never. Stop. Learning.

*Alteryx Academy. All the training resources you need.

 

Alteryx Certification

 

In just a little over 18-months since introducing the Alteryx Certification Program, the amount of certified users has grown exponentially.

 

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Today, across the three exams we have available today, a whopping 8,245 of you are certified across the globe! This is a tremendous achievement and we couldn't be more proud of each and every person who took on the challenge of improving and proving their skills through the Alteryx Certification program.  Our hats go off to you!

 

For those of you who signed up to take the Expert Exam in Nashville be sure to check out @andyuttley's blog, Lucky 13: Five Pieces of Advice to Help Pass the Alteryx Expert Exam for some preparation tips and of course, a good laugh. If you have not gotten the chance to register for an exam onsite at Inspire, you still have time to sign up!  You can take Core, Advanced, Expert OR be one of the first to take the new Spatial Master or Automation Master exams.

 

An added bonus of taking the exams in Nashville, is you get the opportunity to participate in the super fun pass "party", organized by yours truly along with a hand-picked gang of Community rock-stars (@LaurenU, @TuvyL, @DanM). 

 

These memories are guaranteed to last a lifetime!

 

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Weekly Challenge

 

Interested in using Designer to decode secret messages? For some fun mind-benders, try your hand at the following Challenges:

 

@CharlieS and @kelly_gilbert contributed challenges of their own! Check them out:

 

Are there other Alteryx skills you’d like to put into practice? No problem. We’ve got you covered. You can browse all of the available challenges by difficulty and subject right here.

 

 

Updates to Live Training

 

Pardon our dust... Starting in early June, changes will be coming to the Live Training section of the Academy. Stay tuned as we convert our content into a curated video repository of training sessions on a variety of topics.

 

For the time being, visit the Live Training Index & Welcome to see what is currently available on-demand.

 


Nuts & Bolts

*Alteryx in Practice. Noteworthy Articles, Blog Posts + other pearls of wisdom.

 

Check out the latest articles across Designer, Server, Connect, and Promote. It's a lot right? Here are some of our hand picked favorites:

 

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Particle Data Scientist @cliffjordan and team deliver a killer addition to the Tool Mastery series, teaching us everything there is to know about the Boosted Model tool (along with an excellent graphic explaining what a confusion matrix is).

How does Alteryx Designer Handle Spatial Data? and The Alteryx Engine 101 - The Basics: two great articles explaining how Alteryx software works under the hood are well worth a read.

And for you Pythonistas out there, more new primers for both the Python tool as well as the Python SDK.

Finally in the Alteryx Connect KB, a step by step guide to bulk loading the Glossary, and how to connect to the H2 console.

 

 

Read our Blogs

 

image (10).pngApril and May saw an astounding 40 articles published across our four community blogs. Don't forget to click the subscribe button at the top of the blog feed if you want to get notified when a new one gets posted.

 

Here's the content team's pick of the litter:

 

Alan Jacobson, brand new Alteryx CDAO pens his first Alteryx blog, Creating an Analytic Culture for Digital Transformation. I got to see this guy in action at Ford - he knows what the fudge he's talking about, you should pay attention.
-@NeilR 

This month, we featured Macro Maynia on the Engine Works Blog. There was a slew of really great articles about Alteryx Macros from a variety of contributors, including ACEs and members of the Academy Team. Don't forget to vote for your favorite Macro Analogy by starring the corresponding blog post (it's probably Knitting).
-@SydneyF 

This May in Data Science, we encourage you to be thoughtful at every step of your data journey. From knowing your target, to the fluid process of your Data Science Lifecycle, there's even examples and exciting new tools to help you along your way.
-@CristonS

 


Culture & Events

*Immerse yourself in data and analytics culture.

 

New episodes | Alter Everything Podcast

 

In episode 30: No wo(man) is an island@ChristineB hosted Linora D'Souza, Senior Director at Hilton, for a chat about risk-taking and the future of careers in analytics for the iPhone generation.

Episode 31: Everything is a system featured @NeilR and Tobias Macey, host of the Data Engineering podcast and Podcast.__init__, for a chat about foundations and ethics of data engineering.

Episode 32: Excuse me, do you speak Alteryx? features @rafalolbert, Data Scientist at Asda, for a chat about the rise in the volume of data, the agile manifesto, and his passion for aviation.

 

 

In Episode 33: Don't overthink it we're joined by Ryan Carson, Founder and CEO of Treehouse, for a chat about the importance of enablement in tech, automation and the future of jobs, and Ryan's memories from SXSW over the years.

As our Community team evolves and grows, we'd like to give a special thank you to Brian Oblinger, Alter Everything podcast founder. The Alter Everything podcast would not be the success that it is today without his encouragement and embrace of the podcasting medium to share the exciting world of data science and analytics culture. Thank you for everything Brian! Stay tuned, as the show will go on.

Alter Everything Producer @MaddieJ wants to hear your feedback on the podcast. Message her on Community, email her at podcast@alteryx.com, or use the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast on Twitter to let us know what you'd like to hear next, or if you'd like to be a featured guest!

 

Don't forget to subscribe on your app of choice: Apple Podcasts | Soundcloud & more!

 

 

ACE Highlights

 

Two of our European ACEs @danielbrun and @joe_lipski came to visit our Broomfield Technology Center for three days packed with product feedback, 1:1 meetings, brainstorming with various teams, and a Women of Analytics Networking event. A big thank you to the ACEs for giving us such deep and honest insights — we hope you enjoyed your visit to Colorado!

 

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If you weren't here for their visit, fear not as they'll be together again onstage at Inspire to Rock Your Server! We'll have 23 ACEs onstage in Nashville this year — Visit the Inspire breakout sessions page to peruse all of the ACE sessions.

 

Learn more about the ACE Program here.

 


User Group News

*Find Your People, Build Your Network.

 

Q2AUG2019.JPGSeveral ACEs made an appearance at the last Cleveland-Akron User Group meeting on May 6th! @MarqueeCrew, @SeanAdams, and @patrick_mcauliffe provided a sneak peak into their Inspire presentation, an ACEs Guide to Enterprising Your Workflow. Our very own @AlexKo, Alteryx Community Platform Program Manager, made the trip to Ohio as well -- where he gave a preview into some exciting new updates to the community.alteryx.com, including new languages and search enhancements.

 

Check out the Q2 2019 Cleveland-Akron User Group Recap to find out what you might have missed.

Special shout out to our User Groups leaders @ggruccio and @kgalbert for all of their hard work in planning and organizing these amazing meetings!

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On May 1st, the London Alteryx User Group held their 20th User Group meeting! The momentous occasion included special guest @LibbyD who gave a talk on How to Build a Business Based On Customer Success, as well as multiple guest speakers from the greater London Community.

 

Topics ranged from bringing Alteryx into a wider ecosystem, matching ships and planes with Alteryx, and using Alteryx server to understand how users are using Alteryx.

 

Read more about The London Alteryx User Group meeting and view the meeting deck here.

Big shout out to London User Group Leaders @joe_lipski, @paul_houghton, and @grodge13 for continuing to create a User Group buzz in London!

Discover a local User Group near you! Check our our events calendar here.

 

 

 

Industry & Departmental User Groups in Nashville

 

With the exception of the new Public Sector industry group, the remaining Industry & Departmental User Group meet-up's in Nashville are SOLD OUT! We have 130 registrants for each group and are already at 74 registrants for Public Sector without any promotions! These groups have been really popular and most of them sold out within minutes.

 


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Leah Knowles
Manager, Global Community Engagement

Leah is responsible for building and growing engagement programs that enable community members to make the most of the Alteryx product suite. She is passionate about building customer communities to collaborate and solve real world business problems, and believes that connecting with people and building relationships leads to better work. Follow her on twitter @LeahMKnowles

Leah is responsible for building and growing engagement programs that enable community members to make the most of the Alteryx product suite. She is passionate about building customer communities to collaborate and solve real world business problems, and believes that connecting with people and building relationships leads to better work. Follow her on twitter @LeahMKnowles

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Woah, great post! Thanks for putting this together @LeahK!