Born in Florida and raised in North Carolina, I am firmly planted in the South. I have traveled the US and still prefer to live here by a big margin. (Although Seattle, if you didn't rain so much I might be tempted.)
I am a spatially-oriented (if that is a word). That means I often view the world in terms of the physical relationships between things. Being a GIS practitioner, I also understand how computers store and manipulate these relationships. With Alteryx, I get to ask questions and perform interesting analysis on spatial data that is much harder/slower/not worth the hassle in other software.