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Welcome to the latest edition of Alteryx Community Highlights, an ongoing series aimed at helping you make the most of your time in the community!

In Case You Missed It

*Community news & announcements.


Alteryx Analytics 2018.3

This latest product release is full of new features that greatly enhance how you prepare, analyze, share and collaborate on data across the organization, now amplified with our newest innovation: Visualytics. Find out what's new in 2018.3.


Alteryx Community Version 5.4

v5.4 includes new content, several UI improvements, and more! Check out the Alteryx Community Version History page to learn more.


yugvideo.pngRoad to Inspire Update

We received several new entries to the Road to Inspire Europe contest this past month! From @joe_lipski flaunting his Alteryx ACE puffy jacket on Mount Rinjani to @ydmuley sharing his journey to launch Alteryx For Good in India, our customers never cease to amaze us. Check out the contest thread to find out what it means to  live and breath Alteryx.


Never. Stop. Learning.

*Alteryx Academy. All the training resources you need.


New Interactive Lessons


Just when you thought working in Designer couldn't be any more magical, we published a new course of interactive lessons on Creating Analytic Apps! With a click of wand, run dynamic and customized processes from a user-friendly app interface.


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The newest course of Interactive Lessons includes ten lessons on a variety of topics from exploring the benefits of creating apps, to configuring interface tools, to creating chained apps.


Weekly Challenge

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The final of the three Grand Prix Laps is now available for your learning pleasure. Challenge #129: US Grand Prix Lap 3 - Where to Host an Event


To find out if you have what it takes to be a Grand Prix Champion, be sure to give Lap 1 and Lap 2 a go for the full experience. Completing these challenges in front of hundreds of cheering fans is optional.


Challenge #130: Is There an Echo in Here? is all about testing your ability to identify and remove duplicates. If you're really looking to test your Alteryx know-how, try and figure out the one tool solution. 

You've encountered an error when using the clustering tools! How would you go about solving this problem? Share your thoughts and insights as to a possible resolution on the post: Challenge #131: Think Like a CSE... The R Error Message: cannot allocate vector of size...


Next week, the CSE who solved the problem will share her solution!


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.

Upcoming Live Training


September 11th | What's New in 2018.3

Join us for a session to explore the new features and functionality in the 2018.3 release.


September 18th | Introduction to Reporting - 2018.3

You've done great work blending and preparing your data - now you want to share your results with others. Learn how to create reports in Alteryx that can be run on demand using some new features in the Designer Reporting tool palette.

September 25th | Core Certification Prep - Part 1

Getting ready for your Core Certification Exam? Join us for the first of four prep sessions to study up on the foundational skills that are tested on the exam.


October 2nd | Time Series Modeling

Data that is time based (values collected over a year for example) has an order which needs to be accounted for. There are several methods available to model and forecast time series.


If you missed a live session, or are curious to see what's available on-demand, check out the recently updated Live Training Index & Welcome.


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If you’re looking for ways to prepare for an upcoming certification exam, you’re in luck! We now have exam preparation guides for the Core Certification exam and the Advanced Certification exam.  


The exam prep guides include exam details, the tools and topics covered on the exam, a self-assessment, a curriculum to help you study and prepare, and a practice exam.


For more information on certification, check out the Alteryx Certification Program guide, which includes an overview of the certifications levels, FAQs, policies, and what makes our certification program unique!


 Nuts & Bolts

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


With the release of 2018.3 and the much anticipated Python Tool, @SydneyF prepared the Tool Mastery article to help us hit the ground running with the new platform functionality: Tool Mastery | Python Tool

To pair, we've also published detailed information around all the native Python tool libraries that come with the new tool:

Python Tool Libraries - An Introduction to Python

Last, and certainly not least, another tool was added to the Tool Mastery Series in August! Append Cluster:

Tool Mastery | Append Cluster


Read our Blogs


This month on Engine Works @BlytheE shares best practices for working with the Python SDK (Managing Metadata Made Easy with the Python SDK ) and @GarySp waxes philosophical: There is No Such Thing as "Real-Time".

And a busy month over on Data Science with the three part series working through the Titanic data set (Life or Death parts I, II, and III), using linear regression for Lyft fare prediction, and the introduction of the R-Alteryx Cheat Sheet.


Over on Alter.Nation, Alteryx ACE's @Treyson and @NicoleJohnson took the opportunity to share a bit about their own personal journey's with Alteryx.

Culture & Events

*Immerse yourself in data and analytics culture.




Did you know we have a podcast? Two new episodes of the Alter Everything Podcast are now available for your listening pleasure!

In the most recent episode, 15: Hungry to learn, we're joined by Alteryx's own Katie Haralson (@KatieH) for a chat about her journey to Product Management, Visualytics, and what it was like to experience the Alteryx IPO in 2017.

In episode 14: I didn’t count failure as a possibility, Alteryx ACE, Patrick Digan (@patrick_digan) joins Alteryx Principal Support Engineer Matt Hochstein (@MattH) to talk about Alteryx Server, the world of scripting languages, and their favorite Weekly Challenges.


Visit the Alter Everything Podcast home on Community or subscribe on your app of choice: Apple Podcasts | Soundcloud & more!



Learn Local. 


We have several Alteryx User Group events scheduled throughout the month of September!


Upcoming Alteryx User Group Meetings:

9/1 Bangalore
9/4 Singapore
9/4 Brisbane
9/5 Melbourne
9/6 Sydney
9/10 St. Louis
9/12 North Jersey
9/17 Seattle-Eastside
9/17 Sao Paulo
9/20 Twin Cities
9/26 Houston
9/27 Transportation Industry (virtual meeting)

August Meetings.jpgAlteryx User Group Spotlight | Denver, Indianapolis, Chicago, & Twin Cities

Don't know when the next user group meeting is in your town? Check out our events calendar!


The Funnies

*Where we share the random, bizarre, and usually hilarious things that pop-up in our Community.


In July, our Top Contributors reached amazonian level heights and a very special member (@danrh) took the comparison very seriously.



 Last but not least, this clip from @TuvyL's Road to Inspire video entry is epic.




Want more?! Check out Tuvy's entry here.

Thanks for tuning in to this month's edition of Community Highlights!  If you have ideas for what you'd like to see in an upcoming highlights, please comment below.

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


Wow.. right when I thought to prepare for my Advanced certification.. Exam prep guide to the rescue!!

Also many thanks for the much needed analytics interactive lessons !!!


 The analytics apps interactive lessons are a great addition to the learning resources. Also very excited about the new functionalities for Visualytics and Python.