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For the 21st London Alteryx User Group we took on board feedback from attendees from the previous session that you all wanted more networking time together, so we added into the agenda 30 minutes of structured networking, which was a big hit (Can you solve the Alteryx Challenge later in this post?)
The event kicked off in familiar style with @grodge13 giving us all a great round up of community updates, with the main one focusing on the announcement of Alteryx Inspire EMEA which will take place at Tobacco Dock between October 14th – 17th.
We had three special announcements from Inspire US that were all very relevant to the London User Group:
I was then personally very excited to hear from @jamessmith of Vantage Data as his talk was very tangable as it focused on how you can utilise weather data in Alteryx to predict the future. A short recap is below, but do check out James’s slide in the attachment and I’m sure James would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
The talk covered these main points:
James used the Alteryx In-DB tools to connect live to 25 million rows of weather data in Snowflake as this comes included as standard! Of course spatial analytics was then essential to only pull through stations of interest (therefore not 25million rows! James then wanted to understand the dominant condition of the day per store which will be used to predict sales. Using the Smart Tiles tool to split data into buckets (1-10) to do percentiles grouped by store and then using the Linear Regression and Score Tools from the predictive toolset to understand the impact that the weather has on sales of certain products. James’s key takeaways were:
We then moved onto some structure network challenges and the first task was for the attendees to organise themselves into groups. Can you solve the challenge?
We then had 3 organised activities:
@paul_houghton then closed out the event giving us a brilliant re-cap of Alteryx Inspire 2019. His slides are attached but in summary he covered:
We then in familiar fashion headed to the local pub to continue our Alteryx conversations over a drink or two!
We’ve just gone live with the registration page for our 22nd MeetUp on Tuesday 3rd September 3rd 2019 @ Slalom UK (right by London Bridge). With the meeting being six weeks before Inspire EMEA (14th - 17th Oct), we wanted to give speakers the chance to practice their talks and wow the User Group crowd. So please get in touch with us if you've submitted to speak at Inspire and would like to do a slimmed down version of your session to a smaller and very friendly LAUG audience. We will be updating the speakers and agenda nearer to the date