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About the Author
Matt Francis loves data and using Tableau to create interactive data visualizations.
By day he works at one of the world's largest DNA sequencing labs. There he creates Tableau dashboards that enable the DNA sequencing pipelines to keep track of the thousands of DNA samples and the data they produce. Since discovering and installing Tableau four years ago, he has become a champion for Tableau within the institute and loves to share the good news of data viz to anyone who will listen.
By night Matt creates vizzes on Tableau Public, on topics ranging from sunspots and Premier League injuries to a treasure hunting game, malaria, and more. He is heavily engaged in the Tableau community through his blog, which contains tutorials and commentary, as well as Twitter (about one-third of his tweets are Tableau related). He is also cohost of The Tableau Wannabe Podcast, which features a mix of discussion, guest interviews, and good banter, making it a must-listen for all who love Tableau. Matt has interviewed many of the biggest names in Tableau, including Tableau CEO Christian Chabot.
He has attended the last seven Tableau Customer Conferences in London and presented at five of them, on topics ranging from storytelling with data to dashboard design and expert tips and tricks. He has also attended and presented at the last two Tableau Conferences in the United States.
Matt's proudest achievement to date occurred in 2014 when his contributions were acknowledged with the title of Tableau Zen Master.