One more to the list.. Tableau it is ;)

Yay! It feels good to C-H-E-C-K !!!

A motivational factor that helps a lot to self commitment, motivation, keeping things organized and productivity – apart from other benefits (see here and here) is to have a checklist πŸ˜‰

And a plan – or both- combined πŸ˜‰

In my case, I shared it a few days ago… here is the link to itΒ 

A couple of days ago I finished my Tableau “Basic to Intermediate” course on udemy, “Tableau 10 A-Z: Hands-On Tableau Training for Data Science“.

And yeah, it’s a bit more than a couple of days ago but… I am really happy!

Some days ago, a bit before I finished the Tableau course, I took one day off to go to my company (RDI – Roche Diagnostics International) internal BI conference, as I “officially” do not work on BI nor Data Science, I had to if I wanted to attend… I attended only the Data Visualization day, focused on… what else but Tableau!

If we look at the market positioning through the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and analytics Platforms”, we see this:

Research image courtesy of Gartner, Inc.

So, it makes sense to invest some time in Tableau, doesn’t?

Being an expert on usability, user interface design and UX (User eXperience) design & development, which I worked for years… I can say I am having lots of fun with this tool.

And then, back to the Tableau, we had the chance to have some interesting hands-on sessions where we were coding with our laptops on some new features, with pretty tight timed sessions…

To showcase that I was one of the first to raise the hand when the speaker(s) asked if somebody had already finished the exercises, repeatedly being on the initial group of early finishers, from 3 to 7 in a room of around 80 Tableau practitioners… I can’t say anything but that I am extremely happy and satisfied with this course!!!!

To this, it might have helped my over 20 years of Software Engineering or my business analysis skills acquired during my MBA, but most of the direct skills were directly from this course…

To add on, I did not only perform the exercises, but understood them inside-out and tried to apply the techniques to other scenarios, more tailored to my work or needs, playing around. That helped greatly.

So… Thanks Kirill! – I gave you 5/5 stars, which I believe are deserved πŸ˜‰

I greatly recommend to you all this course and I have purchased the other two courses from Kirill dedicated to Tableau, “Tableau 10 Advanced Training” and “Tableau Expert: Top Visualization Techniques“.


I will probably perform them when I have some more experience and my recently acquired knowledge is laying on more solid ground – but definitely they are on my checklist!

Hope it was interesting and I do recommend you take a peek at Tableau.


Happy Data Visualization!

Jose Luis