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Weekly Challenge Improvement Ideas Wanted!

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@kelly_gilbert @patrick_digan versioning and threading. 

I'd like to suggest a hidden results comparison (like advent of code) and possibly a performance review by Alteryx where members requesting it will have their workflows tested by Alteryx on a standard machine in comparison to other contestants. 

cheers,

 

 mark

Alteryx ACE & Top Community Contributor

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8 - Asteroid

Hi, I hope all is well. 

 

I think it would be useful for videos (or gifs with text) similar to those from the interaction lesson (but not interactive, just a follow along demo) to be added to each challenge with reasons why. For instance, I don't really use the distance tool but would like to understand why that tool was used over a different spatial tool without having to go back to the lessons plan. 

 

Best,

8 - Asteroid

Hi, I hope all is well. 

 

I think it would be useful if expressions were further elaborated/explained during these challenges. I'm currently taking an expressions course Learning Regular Expressions (2011) through LinkedIn because I don't understand what to write or interpret what has been written. Granted, lessons on Alteryx are based on the program and not to teach us how to do our jobs but because this component seems to be required more often than not, I think having tutorials similar to the LinkedIn course would help clients gain comfort with the software resulting in a higher retention rate.

 

Best,

8 - Asteroid

Hi Alteryx team, I hope all is well. 

 

I think the team should reconsider the labelling system as some that are labelled as beginner are more difficult than some labelled as advanced. I would maybe consider identifying which tools are most often used in workflows and creating a weighted scale where common and core tools are light in weight while less common tools are weighted more heavily. 

 

Best,

8 - Asteroid

I have a series of sticky notes identifying which challenges I've completed but it's more chaotic because I started out only completing the beginner challenges which are in all sorts of order.