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Community Manager
Community Manager

The Alteryx Technology Track is always one of the most popular tracks at our Inspire user conference. And it's delivered by our iconic product management team. The sessions provide best practices and details on existing and new features in the product, how to use them, and examples of use cases. This year, we decided to do things a little differently. We asked YOU, our Alteryx community, to submit and vote on ideas for sessions. We captured the feedback and are proud to say that a great deal of the suggestions we received have been integrated into the 2017 agenda.

 

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The most popular idea came to us from @r4upadhye, a BI Analyst, consultant, and valued member of the Alteryx Community.

 

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I never thought that a casually suggested Tech Track idea would popularize and catch the attraction of the community! As an Analytics Consultant, I get a lot of requests to visualize geographic data in non-traditional ways. I am really looking forward to the spatial sessions, where I hope to learn new spatial tricks and gear up the developers I work with to thoroughly tackle topographical challenges.

 

Rahul R. Upadhye, BI Analyst – Useready Inc.

 

 

Rahul’s suggestion, Maps - Basics & Advanced Techniques, was leveraged to create two unique sessions which cater to both beginner and advanced users of the spatial features available in Alteryx. If you’re looking to extend your spatial skills, be sure to mark your calendars for these two sessions! You can also use the Inspire Agenda Builder to create a more personalized agenda here

 

Tuesday, June 6; 3:00PM - 3:45PM

Getting to the (Location) Point in Your Data

There's more to your data than meets the eye. While your dataset may include location information, it's underutilized because you may not know when and how to use this hidden treasure of information. This session will help you kick up your insight a notch by understanding why the location point in your data matters. We'll also share common use cases for leveraging location information that add another level of detail to your insight.

 Featured Alteryx Icons:  @GeneR, @AmyH, @JessicaS

 

Wednesday, June 7; 1:45PM - 2:30PM

Location, Location, Location: Discovering Advanced Spatial Functions

If you've explored the basics of spatial analytics in Alteryx, this session will help you dig even deeper. We'll showcase how to create advanced maps in Alteryx and integrate it into other spatial tools. We'll also discuss advanced geocoding techniques using Alteryx spatial tools and cover topics such as distance between two points, spatial match, supporting features for kml and geojson codes, and the tricky business of linking US & Canadian addresses with latitudes and longitudes as well as Zip codes.

 Featured Alteryx Icons:   @GeneR, @AmyH

 

 Here are just a few more of the amazing ideas and members whose feedback helped shape the tech track sessions at Inspire 2017:

 

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Data Quality and Data Hygiene

@Atabarezz's  feedback helped @DrDan know what he should cover in his session on data quality.

 

Tuesday, June 6; 4:00PM - 4:45PM

The Art and (Data) Science of Data Cleansing and Quality

By itself, predictive modeling can be difficult to implement. What's more, the growing number of data types and sources are making the data preparation process more complex. While predictive modeling can deliver substantial business gains, it can also wreak havoc if the data used for analysis is not accurate or complete. In this session, we'll help you understand how to assess the quality of your data, cleanse and prepare data for analysis, and decide the right predictive modeling techniques for your specific situation.

 

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 Demo the Alteryx API & SDK

Submitted by: @simon

 

Wednesday, June 7; 11:00AM - 11:45AM

Unlocking the Secrets of the Alteryx APIs and SDK

Have you discovered the secret power of the Alteryx APIs and SDK? If not, you must attend this session. In this session, we'll show you how you can unlock new and powerful capabilities with the APIs and SDK, and we'll walk through a use case to show you just how powerful the Alteryx API and SDK can be.

 

Featured Alteryx Icons: @NeilR, @JPKa

 

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Error Reporting

Submitted by: @AndrewDataKim

 

Tuesday, June 6; 1:00PM - 1:45PM

The Workflow Whisperer

If you've ever spent time trying to unravel a problem in your workflow, you don't want to miss this session. We'll help you understand exactly how data moves through the workflow, common errors you may encounter, and exactly how to rectify those errors. You'll leave this session knowing how to track backward in your workflow and whisper it into obedience.

 

Featured Alteryx Icons: @ChristineB, @CristonS

 

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Predictive Analytics with a Spatial Emphasis

Submitted by: @StephenR

 

Tuesday, June 6; 2:00PM - 2:45PM

Predictive Wrappers Delight

Alteryx offers a little-known secret when it comes to using code for advanced analytic models and tasks. This session is for the data scientist wanting to incorporate predictive coding into his/her usage of Alteryx.

 

Tuesday, June 6; 3:00PM - 3:45PM

What's in that Alteryx Predictive Install?

Take a fast paced tour of the Alteryx advanced analytics functionality from Clustering to Predictive Modeling to Optimization. We'll slow down only for a moment to discuss why you'd use a certain predictive algorithm over another. This session is excellent in helping you understand when you'd use one model over another, and get more comfortable with the predictive models available.

 

Featured Alteryx Icon: @NeilR

 

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The inside dirt of the Download Tool

Submitted by: @Philip

 

Tuesday, June 6; 2:00PM - 2:45PM
Deep Dive into the Download Tool: Tips for Extending Alteryx Connectivity
AlteryxTake your data analytics to the next level by incorporating data from the web, scraping online information, and using the Download Tool in Alteryx. This session will include tips and tricks on how to get started connecting to and joining a variety of data sources and using them in your workflow to develop deeper insights.

 

Featured Alteryx Icon: @TashaA

 

Whether you’re an Alteryx customer, partner, or employee, we all have something to offer and we’re so excited that we could leverage our iconic Community to build a truly 'inspiring' tech track line-up.  

 

If you haven’t registered yet for Inspire 2017, you can do so here.

 

We can’t wait to see you in Las Vegas!

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

Comments
Aurora
Aurora

Man - I'm ridiculously jealous of the folk that will be there.

Are you planning to capture these sessions for consumption by folks who are not able to get there @LeahK?    (perhaps with a few weeks delay to honor the commitment and investment of those who did invest in getting to Inspire in person?)

Community Manager
Community Manager

@SeanAdams -- We do post recordings of select Track based sessions after the conference on Alteryx.com. In order to watch the on-demand version of the sessions, you are required to fill out a standard marketing form (which can get annoying, if you're already a customer).  Here's a link to the on-demand sessions from last year, if your curious: Inspire 2016 Tech Track Presentations

 

Obviously, joining us in person is the way to go Smiley Happy  

 

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For anyone who needs help making the case to join us in Las Vegas for Inspire 2017, feel free to use this justification letter.  Fill in the missing areas to personalize, and you’re all set. 

 

We also have our Inspire Europe Conference (12-13 September) for folks across the pond.