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We are taking the best of the Analytics rock stars from our Community to battle it out on our Main Stage. We take the five strongest Alteryx users we can find – from across the globe – and let them ‘race’ on stage for analytic glory. Who can solve the most problems and build the fastest workflows? We’ll soon find out!


Have you never attended a Grand Prix? Check out the fun from Inspire 2018



Let’s break down who these top competitors are what gets them amped up. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to (and congratulate!) our five finalists – one of whom will walk away with the Grand Prix trophy and all the bragging rights.


Kenda Barnes @BarnesK Kenda taps into the power of Alteryx 10-20 hours a week at her company The MedPro Group. She is proud to represent the Indianapolis User Group, showing the Alter.Nation what they are made of. This will be the first time Kenda is attending Inspire and she is “ready to go for the whole experience.”


Garrett Lodewyck @Garrett joins us from KPMG. He has been using Alteryx for many years and this will not be his first time on the Grand Prix stage! Coming from the Denver User Group, Garrett is ready to get a chance to defend his 2017 Grand Prix championship title after missing 2018 for the birth of his daughter. Garrett is ready to shine on the main stage.


Phillip Mannering @PhilipMannering is representing our friends across the pond from the London, UK User Group. He's competed in prelims multiple times but this is the first time the stars have aligned for him to be on the Finals stage. He's hoping his favorite tool - RegEx - makes an appearance as he represents ClarusONE.


Chris Lewis @cplewis90 joins us from Whole Foods Market, in Austin Texas where he's a member of his local Alteryx User Group. Being at the Grand Prix last year was really exhilarating for him, especially as it came down to the wire! He enjoy challenges and puzzles and thinks he has a good chance to take home the cup!


Ashley Vincent @alv728 has been using Alteryx for over 2 years and uses it over 20 hours a week! She works for DEG Digital and is part of the Kansas City, MO User Group. She likes a challenge, wants to be more active in the Alteryx Community, and the multi-row formula tool is her 'instrument' of choice!


Are you as excited as we are to see these three amazing users compete on the big stage? If you aren't already joining us, register for Inspire 2019 in Nashville– I can promise it will be a thrilling experience!


Super excited to be a part of this great group of finalists! I have my work cut out for me!


YESSSS!! Congratulations to all the finalists!! This is going to be a good one, ya'll! Smiley Happy 


Yay! So glad to see the Indy and Kansas City User Group well represented!!! Smiley Happy


Way to go @BarnesK and @alv728 

CONGRATULATIONS @BarnesK @Garrett @PhilipMannering @cplewis90 and @alv728 !! What an incredible and well-deserving group of racers - truly the best of the best!! Well done on making it to the big stage - it's going to be one of the greatest moments of your Alteryx career so far, I promise!


Also - 5 racers?!? SO incredibly excited for this year Smiley Happy #GrandPrix4Life!


Cheers to all 5 of you - see you in a few weeks!!



@NicoleJohnson hmmm good eye...perhaps some interesting small tweaks coming to the format. More details to come and nothing too crazy. But as you know, we're always trying to keep it spicy and exciting in the world of the Alteryx Grand Prix. 


Vroom vroom! Seriously can't wait for this one! 

ACE Program Specialist
ACE Program Specialist

Can't wait to witness this heart-thumping race!!!! Way to go @BarnesK@Garrett@PhilipMannering@cplewis90, and @alv728!! 



This is crazy! It still seems unreal. 




Congrats to everyone!

Sr. Community Content Manager
Sr. Community Content Manager



Way to go everyone!  Can't wait to see the big race!

Alteryx Certified Partner

Way to go, people!


I've seen @BarnesK and @cplewis90 great work in the Community reaching out for everyone and can't wait to see them in action!



Alteryx Partner

Congrats to all who qualified!