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'Tis the season to be spooky! Read our new blog, How Spooky is Your City? Mapping and Predicting Scary Stuff. In it, @SusanCS provides a fun glimpse into using data to figure out the creepy quotient of where you live! And don't forget to check out our Digital Costume Thread to get yourself in the mood for a candy binge!

Hogwarts Alumnus

Nearly one hundred of you came up with the correct answer to the final Santalytics 2019 challenge: 1916.

 

Yes, unfortunately Santa landed smack in the middle of World War I. But, fortunately, he also arrived just after Karl Schwarzschild solved Einstein’s field equations. With these exact solutions in hand, Santa now has all the information he needs to escape the black hole - namely, the radius of the event horizon given the mass of the black hole, as well as the escape velocity (the speed of light). Thanks to your efforts, Santa escaped the black hole and returned to 2019 in time to carry out his delivery duties!


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A special thanks are in order to the top ten finishers. @kat@jarrod@RolandSchubert, and @tonyp chose to have their $1,200 share donated to Generation; while @nivi_s@Kenda@cplewis90@Jean-Balteryx@NicoleJohnson, and @eric_strein chose Bridges to Prosperity for their $1,800 portion of the prize.

 

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To all that participated in December, be on the lookout for your badge. I noticed a couple of you already changed your profile pic to your hard earned trophy🙂

 

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And to those that haven't completed the challenge yet, give it a go! It seems like everyone had a good time. Enjoy this mashup of some of your lovely comments...

 

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Neil Ryan
Sr Program Manager, Community Content

Neil Ryan is the Sr Program Manager, Community Content, responsible for the content in the Alteryx Community. He held previous roles at Alteryx including Advanced Analytics Product Manager and Content Engineer, and had prior gigs doing fraud detection analytics consulting and creating actuarial pricing models. Neil's industry experience and technical skills are wide ranging and well suited to drive compelling content tailored for Community members to rank up in their careers.

Neil Ryan is the Sr Program Manager, Community Content, responsible for the content in the Alteryx Community. He held previous roles at Alteryx including Advanced Analytics Product Manager and Content Engineer, and had prior gigs doing fraud detection analytics consulting and creating actuarial pricing models. Neil's industry experience and technical skills are wide ranging and well suited to drive compelling content tailored for Community members to rank up in their careers.