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In Case You Missed It

*Community news & announcements.

 

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After a few exciting weeks of solution-ing for good with Alteryx — Santalytics 2018 has officially come to an end! This years challenges were all about embracing the season of giving. With well over 100 solutions proposed over the course of the two week challenge, it's safe to tally this effort in the win column!

 

Be sure to check out the SANTALYTICS 2018 | Solutions Recap to learn more about this very special Alteryx Community tradition!

 

Inspire Nashville 2019 | Call for Speakers Extended Deadline

 

The updated deadline to submit is Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. If you are selected, you will receive a free full conference pass valued at $1,275! Submit your session.

 

If you are interested in speaking but aren't quite sure what to talk about or simply want to inspire others with your brilliant ideas — we encourage you to share your thoughts on the Inspire 2019 Buzz. Your community of peers is here to support you with whatever you need to take your well deserved place in the spotlight. We'd love to hear from folks who've already submitted too! 

  


Never. Stop. Learning.

*Alteryx Academy. All the training resources you need.

 

New Interactive Lessons

 

The newest version of Getting Started Interactive Lessons are now available on Alteryx Academy! As part of this new and improved experience, we've integrated several changes:

  • An (Extra Fabulous) makeover
  • Flexible navigation
  • Linked resources & content updates
  • Alignment with Core Certification

 

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Read the announcement to learn more!

 


Weekly Challenge

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From evaluating "net scroogieness" to the two part #SANTALYTICS series, there was no shortage of holiday cheer to wrap up the year!

 

Challenge #144: Secret Santa Assignments (BAH HUMBUG!) invites participants to generate secret Santa pairings. We even created a new "Scroogieness" field, for those looking to add a little more spice to the challenge... The higher the scroogieness on a scale of 1-10 the more curmudgeonly the person. Can you create unique pairings where 'net scroogieness' does not exceed 13?

 

Challenge #145: SANTALYTICS 2018 - Part 1

For the first part of the challenge, we take a look at IRS data and invite participants to help identify a local charity that will make the most of our donation dollars based on several important criteria.

 

Challenge #146: SANTALYTICS 2018 - Part 2

In part two, we took it a step further with a surprise optimization problem.

 

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.

  


Nuts & Bolts

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

  

In December alone, thirteen new articles were added to our vast library of Alteryx Knowledge:

 

Getting Started

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Alteryx Designer

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Alteryx Server

 

And finally, @SydneyF and @DiganP made several notable additions to the Promote knowledge base!

 

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Read our Blogs

 

The Engine Works Blog is always hopping with fresh new content, and December did not disappoint.

 

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If you're like @andyuttley and refuse to meet anyone anywhere other than ‘the middle,' you'll get a lot of use out of The Place Between Us app. Check out Andy's Alteryx blog debut to learn all about how he's solved this problem for himself and his dingy mates (his words, not mine 😉): API: A Pub In-Between

 

Two esteemed Alteryx ACE's dropped some knowledge you're not going to want to miss!

 

And, @BlytheE wraps up the Dev Toolbox series with an exploration of front-end developers tools of the trade: Dev Toolbox: Front-End Edition

 

Over on Data Science @SydneyF continued her streak of transforming technical concepts into easily digestible nuggets of wisdom for all to enjoy!

 

Last but not least, on Alter.Nation @joshuaburkhow shares a bit about his journey to free himself from the burdens of manual and tedious day to day work and embrace the automation lifestyle: It’s Not About Cramming Your Plate Full


Culture & Events

*Immerse yourself in data and analytics culture.

 

New episodes | Alter Everything Podcast

 

Check out the last two episodes of 2018!

 

 

In the most recent episode 23: Access, ease of use, and awareness, we're joined by Adam Blacke (@ablacke) for a chat about the evolution of data culture, A.I. and M.L., and thought leadership.

 

In episode 22: I had no idea I was such a data nerd Deborah Diesel (@ddiesel) shares her journey through analytics, data dilemmas, and mentor/mentee relationships.

 

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

 

 


To wrap up the final 2018 edition of Community Highlights, we wanted to recognize a very special member of our community for ending the year on a high note! On December 31st, James Dunkerley (@jdunkerley79) met his year-end resolution by earning a total of 500 accepted solutions! Join us in congratulating James for this tremendous achievement!

 

This newsletter was created with YOU in mind! Let us know what you like, what could be better, or any ideas you have for future Highlights by commenting below.

Leah Knowles
Community Engagement Programs Manager

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