#StuffDataGeeksSay - What Have You Heard?

Everyone at Tableau is a data geek at heart. What we love about our customers is they are too! We're always amazed at what people say when talking about data. For instance, here are a couple of comments overheard just the other day.

  • “I prefer left joins.”
  • “We have multi-tenancy!!!!”
  • “Well, just how dirty is your data…”
  • “He said big data but it was just 2 gig.”
  • “It's only a bar chart but it's my data and it's beautiful.”

With the launch of Tableau 7.0 we decided that we wanted to do a tribute to data geeks worldwide. We put together a video, a tribute if you will, to the things that data geeks say that catch our attention.

Check out the YouTube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aykIwd_gcls

I'm betting you have your own favorite lines. If so, we want to hear about them!

  • Twitter: Tweet us @Tableau with what you heard - be sure and include the tag #StuffDataGeeksSay
  • Facebook: If your quote is longer than 140 characters, then post it on our face book here
  • Blog: Post your quote below in the blog comments

Over the next 48 hours, we'll pick the best quotes (think re-tweets, comments, etc.) and we will send those folks a Tableau t-shirt.

Be sure and check out the Tweets so far. We'll also post occasional round-ups here on our blog.

Next week we'll do another short video using the best quotes amassed from you!

So start thinking about #StuffDataGeeksSay and send it to us!

Comments

#1

Submitted by Jerry W. on

So I discretely popped one of those blue pills, maxed out the size shelf and explored my favorite filled area chart.

#2

Submitted by Andy L. (not verified) on

"It depends on what your definition of 'a week' is."

#3

Submitted by Jonah-Kai H. on

We will record the week of Jan 23rd and post for everyone to enjoy!

#4

Submitted by Andrew (not verified) on

“You’re taking a data dump?”

#5

Submitted by Matt (not verified) on

"Data analysis is like being an offensive lineman in football. No one appreciates you until you do something wrong."

#6

Submitted by Rich Murnane (not verified) on

My Data's got the moves like Jagger...

http://richmurnane.blogspot.com/2012/01/datageek-moves-like-jagger.html

#7

Submitted by Rich Murnane (not verified) on

Some other good ones I posted a few months ago:

The Most Interesting DataGeek in the World...

He once had some bad data in his database, just to see how it feels... #MostInterestingDataGeek #DataQuality

He once punched his #DBA in the nose, and the DBA apologized... #MostInterestingDataGeek

His data tells him when something is wrong, and also apologizes... #MostInterestingDataGeek #DataQuality

His data smells like cologne... #MostInterestingDataGeek

If he were to send an email without recipients, it would still go to the right people... #MostInterestingDataGeek

He's been known to cure #DataGovernance politics, just by walking into the room... #MostInterestingDataGeek

His organ donation card also includes his #SQL skills... #MostInterestingDataGeek

He can speak #Oracle, in #DB2... #MostInterestingDataGeek

His data is expanding faster than the universe... #MostInterestingDataGeek

His indexes ask him if they should perform faster... #MostInterestingDataGeek

His thoughts on #MySQL... "No"... #MostInterestingDataGeek

He'll talk about data to senior executives and they will ask for an encore... #MostInterestingDataGeek

He is, the most interesting data geek in the world... #MostInterestingDataGeek

He doesn't always make data cry out in happiness, but when he does, he does it at the keyboard... #MostInterestingDataGeek

http://richmurnane.blogspot.com/2011/07/most-interesting-datageek-in-world.html

#8

Submitted by Elissa F. on

Good ones, Jerry, Andy, Andrew and Matt.

Great quantity and quality, Rich.

#9

Submitted by Dig D (not verified) on

It figures, that if there is artificial intellignece, then there has to be artificial stupidity...

#10

Submitted by Chris G. on

All BI is local.

#11

Submitted by Chris G. on

Data insights != SQL
or...
SQL? We don't need no stinking SQL!

#12

Submitted by Chris G. on

They told me it was bad data. I knew it was just misunderstood.

#13

Submitted by Chris G. on

So the Big BI guy says to me: "You can't get anywhere until you build your ODS, ETL, EDW, SL, and DVL. It'll take 5 months."
He was wrong.

#14

Submitted by Chris G. on

All data is true.

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