One year in

One year ago, Tableau declared January as Data Blogging Month. As a fan of the data community, I was inspired by that declaration to join in and thus, Data Knight Rises was born with this first post.

So a year in and I must say, “Wow!” Time sure does fly when you’re being a data geek. I have really enjoyed being part of this community. This blog has allowed me to e-meet some great people out there, with hopes of getting to meet them in person as well. The data community further inspires me to do more. I want to say Thank You to everyone who have supported me, taught me, and participated with me during this past year. Some of my most satisfying moments have been a simple thanks comment left on a post. It’s great knowing that what I have produced has made someone’s day easier in their data needs.

These site stats might not blow you away, but I’m really proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish this past year.

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So what’s next? There’s so much I want to accomplish, which I believe is a very common sentiment among other data enthusiasts. In order to be more organized, I feel like I should layout some goals for 2015.

  1. Continue learning and sharing Tableau and Alteryx tips/tricks/wins that I come across.
  2. Dedicate time to Python. I really want to get more into this language as its potential is vast in my professional and personal life.
  3. Community involvement. There are a plethora of data related gatherings in the DC area that I’ve been meaning to check out. The ones I see are from Data Community DC. Let me know if you know of others.
  4. Have fun! I never want this to feel like a chore or homework.

Thank you again for being a part of my journey and may your 2015 be as fulfilling as you intend!

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  1. I always enjoy your blog. It’s great to have your voice in the community and I hope to meet you in person someday.

    I’m coming up on 2 years with and so, out of curiosity put a filter on my stats to see what it was like at one year — almost identical stats to what you shared!

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