Exciting New Changes

April 7, 2016

It was over three years ago that I joined the Tableau Public team. I was just a fresh-faced kid fleeing a terrible, abusive first job, ready to take the data world by storm.

I didn’t know back then how much I would fall in love. With Tableau. With dataviz. With the wonderful community that we’ve built together. Together, you’ve helped take me from spending 2 days building this:

to spending 2 hours building this:

I feel honored and blessed to be a part of all it. I’ve worked with some amazingly talented, brilliant, creative, and just all around good people, both inside and outside of the Tableau Public team. I’ve learned so much from all of you. And while, I’ve greatly enjoyed helping grow this community and evangelizing Tableau Public, the time has come for a new challenge. I’m leaving the Tableau Public team.

Luckily, I’m not moving far. I’m staying with Tableau and starting a new role in our development organization as a Product Manager! I will be helping our team develop and improve Tableau’s storytelling features. And while it’s hard to leave behind my wonderful team of brilliant Tableau Publicans, I’m incredibly excited to be able to help make the product that I’ve grown to care for so much even better.

As I make this exciting move, I just want to say thank you to the community, to my team, and especially to Ben Jones. He’s really been the most wonderful and supportive manager and mentor I could ever dream of. It’s been an honor being your right-hand woman for the last 3 years and I’m going to miss working with you every day immensely.

I just want to reassure you, my lovely readers, that this does NOT mean I will stop vizzing, blogging, tweeting, or participating in the community. I plan to stay just as active, even as I make the transition from Marketing to Development. And yes, I will still be running Iron Viz, because you will have to pry that bell pepper out of my cold, dead hands.


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April 26, 2016 @ 11:06 pm

And it has been quite an honor to work with you Jewel. Congrats on the new gig! It will be great to see where you take this nascent aspect of the product. And do know that you will always be a huge part of the Tableau Public community, and you’ll always be welcome on my team.

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