I’m Andy Cotgreave (twitter: @acotgreave), I work for Tableau Software and am passionate about data visualisation. I train, speak, evangelise and write about how we can better explore and see our data.
I started my career as a software engineer, first writing software for primary schools, then for foreign exchange desks. Redundancy gave me an opportunity to spend 2003 cycling in New Zealand. On my return I worked for Fast Track, researching fast growth companies. It was at this job that I began to really start crunching and visualising data, in Excel.
From there I went to the University of Oxford to work as a data analyst. In September 2007 I downloaded Tableau. From that day on, I was hooked on new ways of seeing data. I organised the first ever Tableau user group, and began blogging and speaking regularly about my work at Oxford and ways to get the best from data.
I joined Tableau in September 2011 and now get paid to do what I love.