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Q3 BAUG kicked off with special guest Matt McDonald, Product Manager at Staples, giving a presentation on useful tool combinations in Alteryx.
Prior to his speech we crowned three winners of our Quizizz competition. Thanks to Alex, Ryan, and Mei for participating and winning their Alteryx swag!
Matt kicked off his presentation expressing his preference for using Alteryx in data analysis, emphasizing its ease of use, repeatability, versatility, and efficiency compared to traditional tools like Excel. Matt explained how he leverages Alteryx daily to address business questions while also supporting in business decisions.
The main topic of the presentation was useful tool combinations. Matt identified and explained several combinations of tools he frequently uses in Alteryx, such as Input and Select, Select & Output, and Join followed by Union and sometimes a Formula tool. Matt provided practical examples through workflows for each combination, showcasing how these combinations help solve specific problems in data analysis.
In conclusion, Matt shared insights into his practical use of Alteryx for data analysis, focusing on specific tool combinations that have proven effective in his day-to-day tasks. What's you favorite tool combination in Alteryx and what tools help you to answer your most important business questions?
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BAUG Alteryx Co-leaders are inviting you to our Q3 meeting
Come, learn, mingle, and network with other Alteryx enthusiasts on Thursday, September 28, 2023 for a Virtual event at 5 pm!
5:00 to 6:30 pm: Alteryx Games / Swag
6:30 to ~7pm: Matt McDonald - Staples Inc : Useful tool combinations for data analysis
About your Speaker:
Matt is a Product Manager at Staples, where he has worked for the last decade in various operational and analytical roles within the print services business. Matt loves to use Alteryx to answer business questions!
A Zoom link is provided which will be visible after RSVPing by clicking 'Yes' on the top right.
Please reach out if you experience any issues.
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As we love a good challenge, we are partnering with the Alteryx Academy team for an exciting opportunity for our User Group members!
This is the User Group Weekly Challenge October Takeover! You can submit your Weekly Challenge idea by September 1st. If selected, your Challenge will be published in October, and we will send you an Alteryx Swag!
Here is the link to the Weekly Challenge Page for inspiration, and here are the Weekly Challenge Submission Details.
Please review all the details below and let us know in the comments if you have any questions.
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At the Alteryx Inspire event in Las Vegas, two user groups joined forces to organize an exciting hybrid event. The collaboration brought together passionate Alteryx users with insight and highlights from the event along with our keynote speaker Chris Williams.
Chris began by sharing his work with food banks, showcasing some amazing stuff! His company PAG (Precision Analytics Group), has collaborated with names such as Shift Bank, Houston Food Bank (the largest in the country), Oregon Food Bank, and Second Harvest. These food banks play a crucial role in helping people in need, and Chris talked about how they work together with an organization called United Way through an initiative called 211. United Way helps identify services based on individual needs, like finding food pantries for those suffering from hunger.
Chris then explained how he utilizes Alteryx, a powerful data analytics platform. As food banks often struggle with costs and rely heavily on grants for funding, streamlining operations and saving money becomes just as crucial as the services they provide in the community. Alteryx makes those tasks more efficient through insight and automation. Instead of spending countless hours on administrative tasks, food banks can focus on meaningful analysis and making a real impact. One of the key things Chris mentioned was the importance of data collaboration. Through their work with United Way, they helped create a national database for food pantries, which is pretty cool. But it's not just about having the data; it's about making sense of it. Chris highlighted how Alteryx helps them ingest and process various types of data, whether it's structured or unstructured. They even use some of Alteryx's more advanced tools to extract information from PDFs or handwritten documents. It's all about getting the right data and using it effectively.
Location intelligence is another area where Alteryx shines. Chris gave an example of how they used Alteryx to analyze the distances between food banks and their customers. They considered factors like travel time, demographic information, and even rush hour traffic. This analysis helped them identify areas where new food banks could be established to better serve the community. The ability to visualize this data with Alteryx's spatial tools and layer multiple measures using reporting tools was a game-changer.
But it's not just about the technology; it's about the impact. Chris emphasized that having tangible results is crucial for nonprofits to secure grants and funding. Through Alteryx's capabilities, they can create compelling reports, track trends, and showcase the effectiveness of their initiatives. It's all about telling a story that resonates with potential donors and stakeholders.
Listening to Chris's presentation was eye-opening. It showed how Alteryx can be used to solve real-world problems. It's not just about crunching numbers; it's about making a difference in people's lives.
Thanks again to our attendees, speaker, and highlight spokespeople! We have attached the slide deck. We will be re-convening in a couple of months to showcase our Q3 meetup, so stay tuned for updates on that :). If you are interested in presenting your work, how Alteryx has transformed your department or career, or just some cool things you've done, please reach out to your Alteryx co-leaders ( FIGBOS, JoyG, & JoshuaM).
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On the day of the event, join here:
Boston and Connecticut Alteryx User Groups co-host Inspire Event
Join us on May 25th at the Venetian Hotel (Casanova room 602) in Las Vegas, NV, for an exciting Alteryx User Group event! We are thrilled to have Chris Williams, an esteemed speaker with extensive business analytics and predictive analytics expertise, sharing insights and knowledge with our community. This event, co-hosted by the Boston (NE) and Connecticut User Groups, will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and discovering the latest insights from Inspire. For those unable to attend in person, a Zoom link will be provided upon registration to ensure everyone can participate.
Don't miss out and contact your User group leaders if having any issues!
1:30 to 2:00 pm: Check-in & Introductions,
2:00 to 2:30 pm: Presentation by Chris Williams, Precision Analytics Group Orange County UG.
When registering for this event, please comment below if you will be participating in-person or virtually, as space is limited. Specific directions to in-person meeting and room will be shared a few days before the event to those who registered in-person. Light refreshments will be served. Share this event on social media! Registration for the event is only within this community page. We look forward to meeting you! Those who cannot join in-person can still participate via a Zoom link, which will be visible after RSVPing by clicking 'Yes' on the top right.
@FIGBOS @JoyG @JoshuaM
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