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I hope that everyone in the US had a fantastic holiday weekend, and for those of you not in the US, I hope you had a fantastic regular weekend!  This is the June edition of Community Highlights, where you get a quick shot of all of the cool stuff that went on in the Alteryx Community over the last month or so. Let's dive right in!


In Case You Missed It

*Community news & announcements.

 

Summer Camp

 

The ADAPT program brought about some incredible content in the month of June with Alteryx Academy Summer Camp.  This series takes viewers through 20 sessions led by Alteryx Sales Engineers as well as our Alteryx ACEs.  The videos are now available to watch within the community and provide some excellent training for those just starting their journey as well as users that already have experience with the platform.  Check them out!

 

Using Data to Seek Racial Justice and Transparency | We Are Better Than This

 

The past month has been a very interesting time, not only in the US but worldwide.  The current state of civil unrest and political posturing can seem exhausting, even when it's not affecting you directly.  Our own Susan Currie Sivek (@SusanCS ) wrote a wonderful blog at the beginning of June that is well worth the time to read irrespective of current events. With everything that's happened recently, however, it is even more important to consider, so take a few minutes to read it.

 

@DeanS also weighed in on and gave his own thoughtful point of view on the events that have recently occurred.  Though Alteryx is a company made up of many individuals, having a unified message like this from leadership means a lot, and he highlights some of the things we can do to help, as organizations and individuals. View his blog here.

 

Community Q&A

 

The community team has been gearing up for a big event in July, and the questions have been pouring in since June.  @DeanS is going to be answering all of your burning questions during our community Q&A session, and there's still time to get your questions submitted before the live event on July 15th!  I'm really excited about this session (I better be since I'm moderating it) and can't wait to hear what Dean has to say about the future of analytics.  Post your question soon before you run out of time, especially since if you post your question and attend the event, you'll get an exclusive badge on your community profile that you won't be able to achieve any other way.

 


Never. Stop. Learning.

*Alteryx Academy. All the training resources you need.

 

Annotation 2020-07-08 083849.pngThe Alteryx Academy is excited to offer another new Learning Path this month: the Alteryx Analytics Hub Learning Path. Within this learning path, you’ll find content describing the newest Alteryx Platform and how to perform some key tasks during set up and use. Get a glimpse of our latest offering and add some know-how in the process!

We have also been working hard to bring more lessons into our localized Academies. The list of Interactive Lessons available continues to grow in our French, Portuguese, and Spanish Academies with the release of the Alteryx for Excel Users course in all three languages. Our Japanese Academy has has also added a course on Parsing Data!

Certification

Working on earning your Alteryx Designer Core Certification? Check out some of our top test tips:

  • Prepare - Watch the Core Certification Prep video and check out the Exam Prep Area for the Core Certification Prep Guide and Core Cert Practice Test.
  • Learn While Testing - The exam is part of the learning process. On your first attempt focus on learning instead of passing. Use your resources to look up answers you don’t already know. Plan on taking the exam more than once!
  • Read Carefully - Read each question carefully before answering. Pay close attention to tool configurations, screenshots, and data sets. The details matter! Read twice and solve once.
  • Use Your Resources - Search for answers using Community, Help Docs, and Google. Use One Tool Examples to test out tool configurations. Use the Text Input tool to build out scenarios in Designer.
  • Pace Yourself - Spend about 75 seconds on each 1 point question and 4 minutes on each 3 point practical application question. If you finish early go back and check your answers. Use the full 2 hours.

Looking to level up to Advanced Certification? Check out our six-part video prep series and Interactive Lessons on Spatial, Apps, Parsing, and Reporting!

 


Nuts & Bolts

*Alteryx in Practice. Noteworthy Tips & Tricks, blog/KB Articles + other pearls of wisdom.

 

June marked the release of Alteryx 2020.2, and with it, a MASSIVE amount of new functionality to discuss. With a new product, a new suite, and even a new engine, one blog post was not gonna cover it, so here’s your reading list:

 

2020.2


Alteryx Intelligence Suite


Alteryx Analytics Hub


AMP Engine


ACE Highlights

All about that ACE

 

ACEs are good at many things—some can model, some can sing, some are published authors. And you know what else they’re great at? Teaching Alteryx! Last month, we had some ACEs pose as camp counselors at our ADAPT Summer Camp, and boy did they deliver! If you missed their session(s), you can watch them on demand here:

These sessions are chock full of hands on training, tips + tricks, and use cases, so highly recommend you go check them out!


User Group News

*Find Your People, Build Your Network.

 

 
 

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New Industry Video Series: Is a series of short videos created by ACE @HeatherHarris where she invites Alteryx Innovators to share how they leverage Alteryx and data analytics. Check out segment 1, which features Cameron O’Donnell (@tug01519). Cameron shares how he leverages Alteryx for tax. Make sure to also subscribe and check out Industry Discussions to connect with your peers and to discuss industry specific analytic challenges and solutions.

Meeting Round Up Has Been Updated: The Meeting Round Up is an index where you can find all recaps from user groups meetings. This month, we were able to share the NA Central Region’s recap. During this meeting the user group discussed the Reporting Tools and APIs.

 

Culture & Events

*Immerse yourself in data and analytics culture.

 

New episodes | Alter Everything Podcast


Looking for some feel-good content? Look no further than the Alter Everything Podcast episodes that dropped in June!

We kicked off the month with episode 62: Community Picks: Black voices in tech. This episode was solely focused on amplifying some Black voices that the Community team recommends, and wow, there are some good shout-outs featured! Do you have a “Community Pick” you’d like to share? Comment on the episode page!

 


In Episode 63: ADAPT and learn, Alteryx Manager of Global Community Engagement, Leah Knowles, had a conversation with teammate Joe Miller, Director of Customer Enablement. They had a chat about the Alteryx ADAPT Program which provides analytics training and an Alteryx license to those who have experienced a career layoff due to the pandemic. Leah and Joe also talk about learning techniques and methodologies, as well as their personal experiences with learning analytics.




Episode 64: Alteryx-ing Accessibility is an accessibility extravaganza! Guest host and Alteryx Engineering Manager, Steve Tomasak, had a chat with Accessibility and Localization Team Lead, Jeremy Likes, and Kyle Waterworth, Accessibility Product Manager. Both users of assistive technology, Jeremy and Kyle share their personal experiences, and explain the principles of Universal Design. They also shout out ground breaking assistive technologies, and talk about how they’re working to make the Alteryx Platform more accessible to all users.




Subscribe to Alter Everything on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or YouTube to stay in tune with analytics culture on the go. Oh, and by the way, if listening isn’t your thing, we have the episode transcripts available on Community so be sure to subscribe there as well.

 


Top Community Contributors

*Our members make community!

 

Now to close out this edition of Highlights, let's congratulate some of our community members for being here with us and rocking their contributions in the community.  Below we've got the top three solution authors and the community members that received the most likes in the month of June.  As always, I want to thank everyone in the community for their contributions, but these 6 individuals rose to the top this month!

 

Top Solution Authors

 

  1. @fmvizcaino 
  2. @grazitti_sapna 
  3. @DavidP

 

Most Likes

 

  1. @MarqueeCrew 
  2. @carlosteixeira2005 
  3. @Thableaus 

 

I'd like to end this section with a very special shout out as well.  @MarqueeCrew has crossed the threshold of authoring over 1,000 solutions on the Alteryx Community! That is some serious commitment and something that should definitely be celebrated by all of us, so if you have a moment, congratulate him and all of our other contributors this month!

 

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That's it for the June edition!  Don't forget to sign up for notifications on the Alter.Nation blog to keep up with all the current happenings in the Alteryx Community!

Will Machin
Community Engagement Programs Manager

Will runs community engagement programs for the Alteryx Community and wants to ensure that all members get the resources, activity, and information they need. He is always open to hear feedback and ideas and loves connecting with everyone in the community to strengthen relationships and build strong ties.

Will runs community engagement programs for the Alteryx Community and wants to ensure that all members get the resources, activity, and information they need. He is always open to hear feedback and ideas and loves connecting with everyone in the community to strengthen relationships and build strong ties.