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5 - Atom

I am a wine enthusiast, devourer of books, and cuddlier of cats. On a fun note, I am a full-time MBA student at Texas A&M Mays Business School, and I look forward to learning something new with this program. 

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Welcome to the Community @jessica_smith !   Glad to have you here; I think you'll find it one of the best communities out there.  Make sure to avail yourself of the free resources to get you started on your way with Alteryx like the Academy section that has plenty of learning paths/vids/etc.  And no better way to hone your skills by trying some of the Weekly Challenges .  And do yourself a favor and bookmark the Tool Mastery Index which will give you an even deeper dive into the tools within Alterys.


Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Hey Jessica, great to have you in the community! The whole team is always ready to help so feel free to reach out if you need anything (or if you just wanna talk wine) because we love hearing from new folks!

Will Machin
Community Management Team Lead
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

Hi @jessica_smith, welcome to the Alteryx Community! 

15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

hi @jessica_smith , glad to meet a fellow wine enthusiast... I'm more of a dog person however 😁.

How have you found Alteryx so far? Have you enjoyed learning it? 

Be sure to have a look around the community - its really a fantastic place for learning. A couple of resources I would especially recommend knowing about are:

  • Alteryx Designer Discussions - A place where users can ask questions about specific Designer workflows they are working on, and receive help from members on the community. Typical response time (from what I've seen) is under 10 minutes for someone to reply with a potential solution, so its a very quick resource for bespoke information. Additionally, you can search using the search function at the top right for specific issues if you happen to run into any that may have been faced by other users before.
  • Alteryx User Groups - When I first got into Alteryx, I didn't join User Groups as I thought they would be very technical and that I would need plenty of experience before diving in. However, they really aren't. User groups are an incredibly friendly environment to discuss workflows, what's going on in the Alteryx World, and a great place to network with people in the community. Even better, with the world still being very much virtual at the moment, most of the User Groups (including the North East UK User Group, which I am currently a leader of) are hosting virtual events so they are easy to join.
  • The Alteryx Academy - Easily the best place to learn about Alteryx and how to use it. I would especially recommend the learning paths which include short snippets of learning specific topics, including Alteryx for Excel users, which helped me translate a lot of my Excel knowledge over to Alteryx. There are also the weekly challenges, which are challenges delivered by Alteryx on a weekly basis, based around real-life situations and community submitted problems. They are a fantastic way to learn practical uses of Designer, and also its really interesting to see the many different approaches to answering the same problem. Once you have progressed with learning Alteryx, I would definitely recommend the Alteryx Certifications. They are free to do (Core and Advanced), and provide a useful benchmark for your knowledge. You can also just take them again in 7 days, in the case that you don't pass, so don't feel any pressure to know everything before you give them a go!


I hope you find Alteryx to be easy to learn, and intuitive to use. Do remember that almost every tool has an example workflow and help documentation if you right click the tool in the tool palette:

("Help" for the tool documentation, "Open Example" for the example workflow). 

And be sure to search for/ask for help on the community if you get stuck. Alternatively, feel free to drop me a message here on the community!


12 - Quasar

@jessica_smith  welcome to the community !