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Alteryx for Good & User Group Volunteer Week: April 23 rd , 2017-April 29 th , 2017
What is Alteryx for Good? At Alteryx, we’re passionate about giving back to worthy causes and invite you to join us in doing good. Together, we can significantly impact our communities and the lives of others.
Alteryx for Good provides the state-of-the-art analytic platform for educators, students, nonprofit organizations and local government entities to be better analysts, enabling their information to make an impact and influence social change.
Our program is empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things. We’re for cause, passion, and the power of sharing.
What is Alteryx for Good Volunteer Week (April 23 rd -April 29 th )? A worldwide event encouraging Alteryx User Groups to give back to their local communities through volunteering activities and sharing their Alteryx data analytic software expertise to enhance their charity’s mission. An opportunity to demonstrate passion and devotion to the betterment of their local communities where they work and live.
By connecting our Alteryx User Groups with their local communities, Alteryx Users can show their charitable counterparts how to transform their information to make better engagement, fundraising, advocacy, and program decisions based on their data through Alteryx analytic tools. Participation is all voluntary, Alteryx users and User Group leaders can volunteer as little or as often works with their schedules.
How much time do I have to dedicate?
Time is at your discretion. Participation is voluntarily and hours are flexible.
Can I use company volunteer hours?
Some employers offer programs to support volunteering efforts. We recommend checking if your employer offers volunteering programs.
Do I have to volunteer in person?
We highly encourage you to go out, volunteer physically, and support your local community by giving back as a team.
When is Alteryx for Good Volunteer Week?
Volunteer week is April 23-29.
How do I select a Foundation at the User Group Meeting?
Everyone can recommend a foundation. The User Group Leadership committee and/or the Alteryx User Group selects a foundation they would like to establish a relationship with.
User Groups may select 1 of the 26 foundations with an Alteryx License. See list below.
Luvin Arms AFG Volunteering blog – Tara McCoy, Alteryx, goes into depth of how she was able to use her Alteryx knowledge to help find a permanent home for Luvin Arms.
Who do I contact with questions?
The Alteryx for Good Committee: email@example.com
What do I do after I select my foundation?
Make sure that their operating income doesn’t exceed $10M in order to qualify for a free AFG License. Sign up for a GuideStar.org account to check their financials – it’s free!
Reach out to the foundation and obtain a main of contact.
Direct the contact at the foundation to fill out the alteryx.com/forgood application for their Alteryx Designer license.
AFG Committee will review their request within 1-2 business days.
The AFG and fulfillment team will send them their license key and online resources to onboard them.
Help Wanted: Current AFG Approved Foundations
Music for All Inc.
Kids Play International
Park City, UT
The Commit! Partnership
Council for Exceptional Children
Baton Rouge Food Bank
Baton Rouge, LA
Community Empowerment Fund
Chapel Hill, NC
Finger Lakes Performing Provider System*
Denver Health and Hospitals Authority
Gary and Mary West Health Institute
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Pathways of Hope
Strategies to End Homelessness
Dan Church Aid
De Zibla and Samy Inc
Contact your local Alteryx User Group to help positively impact your community. Need an AFG Licenese or know a foundation you would like to recommend go to: Alteryx For Good.
Email Template for reaching out to Foundation
Hi my name is [Insert Name] and I am from [Insert Alteryx User Group]. I currently use Alteryx, a software analytics tool that helps clean, prep, blend data to help me generate a greater and faster output with my projects. Alteryx User Groups are independent volunteer organizations created, organized and run by users who get together locally throughout the year. Our Alteryx User Group would like to reach out to see if there are upcoming opportunities to volunteer and also share expertise and experience with data prep and blending and introduce how Alteryx can further your mission to [insert their mission here].
I look forward to hearing from you and how our Alteryx User Group can help the integration of Alteryx within your organization. For more information about our group, please visit our user group page at: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/User-Groups/ct-p/usergroups. Best,
I Challenge You!
We are excited for the upcoming Inspire Europe Grand Prix! We have heard much feedback on the new format, and after a completed US Grand Prix, we have decided to host Inspire 17 Europe Grand Prix in the same format as 2016. We want to ensure that the racers have a great experience at the GP as well as the audience!
For those that have formed teams in preparation of the proposed new format, we thank you for your efforts and participation and we hope you will continue forward with us on this Grand Prix cycle!
The official rules are as follows:
Recruitment process driven through the User Groups and the Community
User Groups in Europe, Middle-East, Africa or Asia-Pacific may compete in the Europe Grand Prix
No current ACEs allowed to race
Qualification races will take place end of July via webex, with winners officially announced by mid-August.
Finalists must confirm Inspire registration before August 9th (Inspire registration fee will be complimentary for finalists)
3 final contestants on stage racing live through a series of workflows
Max 1 person per Alteryx partner company (if you have multiple compete in the prelims, the top 1 will advance)
Registration will close on 7/17 EOD. Emails containing details for the Qualification Races will be sent after.
Hello User Group Leaders!
Designating one person as the main organizer of Alteryx For Good in your User Group is a great way to kick off the selection of your AFG non-profit organization and keeping all communication organized. This person will be acting as an Alteryx For Good Ambassador. Maybe it can be 1 leader on the team or perhaps a user group member!
The AFG Ambassador will be the main point of contact between the user group’s members and the non-profit organization (NPO). Their responsibilities include:
Collaborating with the user group members to select a NPO and volunteer
Posting the name of the NPO your group will be supporting on the UG Leader Board on the Alteryx Community
Obtaining a main contact at the NPO for volunteering activities
If it is a new NPO chosen by the UG, use the template to start the conversation.
If it is an AFG NPO that already has an Alteryx license, request the introduction from firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will get you connected.
Managing the event logistics:
Organize an on-site volunteer event during Alteryx for Good Volunteer Week April 23-29.
Communicate with UG members on the volunteer event info.
Collect the number of volunteers participating, shift time, responsibilities.
All UG Volunteers receive an AFG t-shirt! Create the user group’s AFG t-shirt list by gathering quantity and sizes and following up with the AFG Committee to request the AFG t-shirts for distribution.
Assign an event photographer to capture the team’s volunteering efforts and help us tell the stories
Send your event photos to email@example.com.
Briefly describe to us what the photo is telling: Who, what, where, when- what’s happening?
Have your group follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Help support our AFG Awareness social media campaign by clicking “Like” or “Share” the AFG photos to your network
Local use case sharing and content generating isn’t just limited to your user groups. Did you know that community.alteryx.com is chock full of content?
Here are some suggested blogs and workflows that you can share with your User Group via the User Group page or during your meetings.
Check out the blogs section on community.alteryx.com
In the blogs section explore the Read More Section or the Engine Works Blog.
The Engine Works Blog is a great place for the most current and up to date tips and tricks created by our in house Alteryx experts!
Under the Read More section, you will find great content from our friends, users just like you! Here are some cool blogs to get you started:
Invisio Blog with Daniel Brun
Interworks Blog with Michael Treadwell
VizWiz Blog with Andy Kriebel
Posting and Sharing an Article:
Once you find an article that you like, simply copy and paste the URL to a new message on your User Group page. Don’t forget to write a quick summary of that article! A summary can simply be, “why did you find this article interesting?” or “how does this article relate to a past or current user group meeting”
Want to build a workflow in person at your next meeting? Look no further, simply search “Weekly Exercises” and you find many different exercises that were hand crafted by our Solutions Engineers. Take some of these exercises and share at your next meeting or even on your User Group page.
Sample Agenda #1
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Welcome and Introductions
2:15pm – 3:00pm: Alteryx Analytic Gallery Apps Presentation and Q & A
3:00pm – 3:45pm: Alteryx Product Road Map Presentation
3:45pm – 4:15pm: Round Table Discussion:
Favorite tools and why
What have you learned recently by using Alteryx
What department/business type are you in: IT, BI, GIS, Real Estate, Restaurant, Finance, Marketing, etc.
What do you mainly use Alteryx for: Data processing, analytics, ETL, GIS/geospatial analysis, predictive analytics, etc.
What topics do you want to see presented/discussed at the next meeting, using R Tools, geospatial analysis, data warehouse integration, etc.
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Networking
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Next meeting business: Upcoming topics
Sample Agenda #2
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Networking and Meet & Greet 6:00pm - 6:15pm: Introductions and Announcements 6:15pm - 6:45pm: Customer Use Case Presentation and Q&A
6:45pm - 7:15pm: Alteryx Solutions Engineer Presentation
Overview of v9.5
Building out a Predictive Modeling Flow
Data investigation tools
Predict MLB wins using Sabermetrics data
Logistic Regression, Score Tool, Associated Analysis
7:15pm - 7:30pm: Questions and Closing Remarks
Sample Agenda #3
4:00pm – 4:30pm : Networking and Meet & Greet
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Inspire 2015 Highlights, Olivia Duane Adams, Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx
As a Keynote Speaker at Inspire 2015, there is no better person to kick off the Inspire 2015 Debrief than Olivia. She will share exciting Inspire 2015 highlights, recap the conference’s most important key points, and share with us what it truly means for Alteryx users to achieve analytic independence.
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Predictive Analytics & Time Series, Michael Ponton, Chief Analytics Officer, Competitive Analytics
Spring-boarding off the predictive analytics sessions at Inspire 2015, Michael will be presenting the basics of time series forecasting utilizing methods from the “Time Series” Alteryx tools, particularly the ARIMA and ETS tools. He will then review data preparation and manipulation for easy visualization and scenario analysis in Tableau.
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Tips & Tricks from an Expert, Jimmy Garrett, Solutions Engineer Team Lead, Alteryx
As a Solutions Engineer for Alteryx, Jimmy Garrett knows exactly how to draw the most value from the array of tools available within Alteryx. In his presentation, Jimmy will share with the SoCal User Group the most valuable take-away tips and tricks presented at Inspire 2015 to give you ultimate analytic independence!
Sample Agenda #4
5:00pm-5:30pm: Meet & Greet
5:30pm-5:50pm: Olivia Duane Adams, Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx
5:50pm-6:20pm: Open Forum to tell your story around Alteryx
6:20pm-6:50pm: Discussion on what everyone would like from the User Group going forward
6:50pm-7:00pm: Closing Remarks
What is Alteryx Community?
Connect with data blending and analytic experts to discover new solutions to complex challenges, contribute fresh ideas, and gain valuable perspective on the industry
What is the User Groups on Community?
The User Groups on Community connects you to a community of people like you to share work experiences, ideas and best practices, ask questions, and gain insights.
Post, Star, and Comment Frequently!
Post! Share! Comment! We want this space to be available for open discussion and to share and exchange ideas with your peers about things in Alteryx you have discovered! The User Group Forum is a collaborative community venture that is only going to be resourceful as long as the User Groups makes it!
Is There an Alteryx Community Reward System?
Yes! Earn fun, funky badges for your participation!! The more you post and comment the more you will be rewarded! Dive in today!
How Do I Promote My User Group?
Promote via Email and Social Media! Mention Alteryx User Groups to your friends and colleagues!
User Group Etiquette
Treat everyone with politeness
Protect your privacy
Post! Share! Comment!
We want this space to be available for open discussion and to share and exchange ideas with your peers about things in Alteryx you have just discovered!
This space on Alteryx Community is a collaborative group venture that is only going to be resourceful as your User Group makes it.
Want to get to know other Users in your area?
The User Groups on Community are intended to drive conversation before, after, and between meetings. Below are some fun suggestions to help get things started. Happy posting!
Why you love Alteryx
Share favorite tip using Alteryx
Post a picture of you at Inspire
Share your favorite tool and post a picture of it
How you came to use Alteryx
Today I learned?
Something you are looking forward to at Inspire/new release
Compliment a fellow user group member
Post your favorite Alteryx youtube video
Favorite movie at the moment?
Post a picture of your dream vacation
What is something cool you have learned using Alteryx
What made your day today?
We want to hear from you, if you have a fun topic in mind, reply to this posting!
Alteryx Logos, signs, etc. are used in the areas leading to the event site (Attached)
Parking areas checked beforehand for adequate parking
Attendees are notified on parking accommodations
Speakers if audio is needed
Cables for speakers
Cables for projector
PowerPoint on computer
Business cards (To hand out during networking)
Pens, pencils, highlighters
Is there enough light?
Will it fit enough people?
Can AV equipment be set up in the space?
Food or drink available? If so, who will bring them?
Is it a quiet space?
Is the location easy to find?
Tip Create a Junk In The Trunk box: Get a large container to hold these items and keep in your car to bring to your next user group meeting.