Makeover Monday – Throwback Edition: U.S. Tuition Increases

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I have a new employee! As many of you may know I manage a small team of technical pre-sales consultants at Tableau and one of my challenges is finding a way to train / “ramp-up” new people. Tableau has numerous resources to teach our new hires the methodologies and technical skills relevant to their job experience, and we even send every new hire to Seattle to spend 2 weeks meeting their coworkers, getting ingrained in the culture, and understanding our history and our mission. But one area where we haven’t invested as much as I think we should is in teaching visualization skills. Odd for a data visualization company, right? Well, there are a lot of things you have to know about when you’re a Tableau technical expert. Server implementation techniques. Analytical math. Hardware sizing and scoping. Being able to create a beautiful viz is understandably lower on the list, especially when you consider the fact that businesses usually have their own requirements for data viz design and they aren’t always in line with design best practice. But I think being able to create competent data-oriented stories is an important skill to have for any technical consultant, and in our […]