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Inspire | Buzz

Welcome to the Inspire Buzz -- the go-to community resource for Alteryx Inspire conference attendees. Ask questions about the events, connect with peers & share your experience!

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Inspire themed Weekly Challenge!

Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks to @kelly_gilbert -- we have a special Inspire Nashville themed Weekly Challenge this week!


Check it out for yourself here: Challenge #166: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - at Inspire


For those who aren't familiar with the Weekly Challenges, each week we post a use case where you can put your Alteryx skills to the test. You are encouraged to share your answers and collaborate with other challengers to arrive at an answer.


i'd love to hear more about how this whole road-trip to Nashville came about?! Sounds like a blast!

Leah Knowles
Manager, Global Community Engagement

We did a similar challenge last summer (the idea of one of my coworkers), and it was a LOT of fun and really useful for developing good habits around staying active during the day! After that challenge ended, I started looking for a new destination that we could reach in ~3 miles/day. Inspire was in the back of my mind, but the distance was too short as we're based in Atlanta.


A friend gave me the idea of National Parks, so I started looking for national parks or trails near Nashville. I learned about the Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic roadway that follows a historic travel corridor through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, ending just south of Nashville. Along its ~450 miles, the parkway passes several towns, sites related to Native American history, and sites related to the American Civil War. I thought it would be interesting to learn about those places as we "walked" the parkway.


To date, we have 11 active participants:

  • 4 have completed the challenge already (including me, @calampert, and @Calliecobbs)!
  • 2 more are meeting the goal pace of ~3 mi/day to make it to Nashville in time for Inspire
  • 3 are just shy of the goal, so hopefully they'll be able to catch up during these last weeks
  • 2 coworkers joined late, so they set a goal of making it out of Mississippi!

(I also had some fun using our favorite Alteryx tools as our map markers... I'm Dynamic Rename!)


Community Manager
Community Manager

Oh my goodness! This is amazing. It's always exciting to get a glimpse into how our Community uses Alteryx outside the traditional work environment.  Thank you again for sharing @kelly_gilbert!

Leah Knowles
Manager, Global Community Engagement