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Inspire 2016 Training Survival KitSo you’ve signed up for the training courses you’d like to attend - now what? Maybe you’re a first timer and would like to know how to get the most out of the training courses. Or, maybe this isn’t your first Inspire rodeo, but you’d like to get even more out of your sessions this year.

 

If any of the above apply to you, you’re reading the right blog! Here are some pointers from a trainer’s perspective to get the most beneficial learning experience out of Inspire 2016 training!

 

  • “Hi, my name is”…. – You are the Alteryx Community, and there’s no better time to build that community than to sit next to someone new during the training sessions and introduce yourself. As you go through the courses, make an effort to talk through concepts, and share ideas and use cases. In other words, collaborate! You’ll be surprised how much knowledge is sitting right next to you. So look left, look right, and introduce yourself with a smile and a friendly, “Hi, my name is….”

  • A few goals never hurt – Before arriving at your Inspire training course, set a few goals for the top things you’d like to accomplish at the conference. Maybe it’s learning how to build a standard macro, or becoming more familiar with predictive? More importantly, don’t forget the WHY. How will you apply what you’re learning to YOUR BUSINESS? As you attend training courses, refer to your goals and make sure you stay on track and maximize everything Inspire 2016 has to offer.

  • The sooner the better- The sooner you apply what you learned when you get back to the office, the better! We can’t stress enough for you to take what you’ve learned and begin applying it to your business while it is still fresh in your mind. Here’s a tip - you may often find that right after attending a course, you have ideas of things you’d like to implement.  Why wait until you get home? Carve out some time in the Solutions Center to leverage the expertise in that room - start the conversation conceptually on what you want to accomplish and create action items for yourself.

  • Be Prepared – You will be receiving communications related to Inspire after you register, and if you’ve signed up for training there will be important information/instructions like logistics, data, and hardware rentals (if needed – but we recommend bringing your own computer). The better prepared you are when you arrive for your sessions, the less time you will lose trying to do things you may have been able to do before arrival. Like the Boy Scouts, let us all say it together, “Be Prepared!”

We hope you’ve come across a tip or two that will help you navigate Alteryx Inspire 2016 training as you work to embrace this year’s theme of “i.am.analytics”. And if you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here. Classes are filling up quickly, so the time to act is now!

 

We look forward to meeting everyone (remember, “Hi, my name is”...), and we’ll see you in San Diego!

Anthony Johnson
Team Lead - Training

Anthony Johnson has over 16 years of experience in data analytics specializing in geospatial and marketing research. He has worked at Alteryx for the past 4 years during which time he's had the opportunity to work in Professional Services, Sales Engineering, and Training. Anthony has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas Christian University. In his free time he enjoys running, providing film critique on YouTube, and he's an avid toy collector ("they're NOT dolls, they're action figures!" Sure they are...lol).

Anthony Johnson has over 16 years of experience in data analytics specializing in geospatial and marketing research. He has worked at Alteryx for the past 4 years during which time he's had the opportunity to work in Professional Services, Sales Engineering, and Training. Anthony has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas Christian University. In his free time he enjoys running, providing film critique on YouTube, and he's an avid toy collector ("they're NOT dolls, they're action figures!" Sure they are...lol).