Copenhagen Alteryx User Group Q1 2019 Recap

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

First of all, let me start by thanking everyone who turned up to the first User Group meeting! It was a pleasure to see familiar faces as well as new ones.

 

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The agenda for the meeting was:

 

1. Welcome and purpose of the User Group

2. Changes and additions to most recent Alteryx Versions

3. Certifications - get ready to be certified

4. Alteryx Weekly challenges

5. Feedback and suggestions for the user group

 

Here is a summary of the meeting:

 

1. Welcome and purpose of the User Group

The first meeting was exactly what I think a User Group meeting should be. The room was buzzing and it seemed like people were having a good time. People gathered in groups and the following topics came up as things that should be provided in the User Group:

 

  1. Best Practices
  2. Inspiration - new ways of doing stuff
  3. Wicked solutions – fun stuff
  4. Enterprise readiness
  5. Networking
  6. Use-Cases

We will try to keep these topics in mind for future meetings. Please remember that if you have anything cool in your pocket, then present it at a User group meeting - it can just be 5-10 minutes.

 

2. Changes and additions to most recent Alteryx Versions

I showed a couple of new features that I personally use every day. If you would like to know more about new features you can always go to the release notes (https://help.alteryx.com/ReleaseNotes/ReleaseNotes_Home.htm)

 

The features mentioned were:

 

  1. More modern look
  2. Python right at your fingertips (please use it carefully) - I have attached the Gender guessing workflow.
  3. Caching
  4. Added server functionality

3. Certifications - get ready to be certified (https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Certification/bd-p/product-certification)

There is no reason not to be certified - it is free (core and advanced), it is fun and it looks good on your curriculum. Thomas ran over the following:

 

  1. Use the community - sign in. geek out.
  2. Alteryx Academy - knowledge is power. (https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Interactive-Lessons/tkb-p/interactive-lessons)
  3. Just try it (it's free) - that is the best way to start!

For even more information have a look at the slides attached.

 

4. Alteryx Weekly challenges

Weekly challenges are a great way to widen your horizon and challenge your brain - back when I started using Alteryx they didn't exist but I had a rule to use 1 new tool every day. To have a bit of fun together we gathered in two groups and solved the weekly challenge 80 (https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Weekly-Challenge/bd-p/weeklychallenge).

 

It was intriguing to see the enthusiasm in the groups. And thanks to @saugbjerg for helping out.

 

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As promised here are the dates for the rest of the year so please put them in your calendar NOW!

 

Q2 - 19th June - Just after Inspire Nashville - I would make sure to put this one in the calendar
Q3 - 25th September
Q4 - 15th November 
 
Please reach out if you want to be part of the next meeting - that could be stuff like:
 
  1. Hosting
  2. Presenting
  3. Topics
  4. Baking
  5. Or just good ideas

 

We hope to see you again next time and if you were not there then come.

 

All the best,

Daniel @danielbrun, Thomas @Verakso and Baider

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner
Meteor

Hi @danielbrun and @Verakso 

Thanks for hosting a really good and cozy user-group event. It was insipiring to meet up with fellow Alteryx users - expecially for someone like myself who is relatively new in the Alteryx community.

Feeling inspired from the session I started completing the weekly challenges, beginning with the beginner ones. I have completed 12 of them so far. Feeling motivated to keep up the pace. Hope to be certified with the Core certificate before the Q2 meet-up.

 

I will definately put the dates for the future user-group meet-ups in the calendar!

 

Take care till next time.

 

Best regards
Mads @mambo 

Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Thanks a lot for participating!

 

Happy to hear that we inspired you for both the challenges and the certification!

ACE Program Specialist
ACE Program Specialist

Great recap, @danielbrun! Sounds like it was a great meeting :)

Tuvy Le
Customer Experience
Moderator
Moderator

Awesome recap and thank you to all those involved ( @Verakso and Baider)! I am looking forward to the next meeting. :)