How I Used My Data & Tableau Skills to Find 100 Silver Coins Last Year

My grandparents have a beach house in Island County and every 4th of July there is a big parade and community get together. One of the events is the “Penny Hunt”. The adults scatter a bunch of coins (of varying denominations) in the sand for the kids to search for. As kids, my brother and I got fed up with blindly digging in the sand so we convinced our dad to get us a cheap metal detector. I remember pulling in $40 the first summer we put it to use. Not bad for a couple of kids.

Are football coaches overly reliant on onside kicks?

Let me be completely honest with you. I am writing this post in the aftermath of the 2019 Rose Bowl where the University of Washington lost to Ohio State so my views and opinions are most certainly biased. It’s not a surprise to me that the Huskies lost. I think Ohio State was the better team. Rather, it was a decision in the 4th quarter by the Huskies that surprised me…

How to Create a Dynamic Color Legend in Tableau

If you use a parameter to swap between two worksheets in a Tableau dashboard, you lose the ability to use the worksheets’ default color legends effectively. Check out this video to learn a trick you can use to create a dynamic color legend which always shows an accurate data range despite which worksheet is showing.