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I bounced around from jazz to Johnny Cash, and Alabama Shakes to St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Having just the right music really helped focus my deep dive in to core Alteryx skills. (Spoiler: I passed the exam on my second try. I'll accept high fives in Nashville.)
Music absolutely amplified my Alteryx journey.
So now I want to hear from YOU. What's your go-to genre/band/song/playlist when you Alteryx?
Whether you've composed your own symphony or rely on three tiny orange kittens to be your DJ, share the tunes that help you power through your workflows for the chance to have your picks featured on an Inspire playlist.
Rather than a particular genre I tend to gravitate towards music that takes me out of the moment and helps get me into a 'flow' state. It also helps when you can just stick on the headphones, hit shuffle on a playlist, and get down to work without too much thought.
Here are some of my current favourite Spotify playlists that I listen to while working:
While You Work - A 256 hour playlist of "songs to listen to while getting sh*t done". I turned it into a Tableau viz a couple of years ago.
When it comes to albums I tend to have a selection of three or four that I listen to on repeat for a while and then move on to something else. Again, it helps not to have to think too much (SO. MUCH. CHOICE.) so I'll always swing towards whatever is in my Recently Played list. Here's what I've been listening to lately:
I'll hop genres/artists most of the time when working in Alteryx - although I really enjoy pop punk and indie rock artists - I'll call out Metric and The Wombats here.
However, if I need to get into a flow state for a few hours I've found that, strangely, the best way for me to do that is to listen to Octahate by Ryn Weaver on loop.
This song has a few features that make it really good for getting into a flow: The intro and outro are nearly identical, and so the song loops really well.
The song has a duration of 3:25, and the chorus which has a very specific beat occurs at 0:35, 1:30, and 2:24 - almost exactly a minute apart, with about a minute of "downtime" between the last chorus and 0:35.
The song is up tempo and high-energy.
Also, congrats @MaddieJ ! Core certification is an awesome accomplishment! Advanced by Inspire? :D