About

1.5smallI’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.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Andy,

    I didn’t realize how busy you have been with your blog! I’ve got some homework to do to catch up on all those posts. The reason I missed so much is that I don’t always have a chance to follow my Twitter feed.

    Since I’m not subscribed to your blog, I didn’t realize how much you were publishing. If you haven’t already done so, please consider adding a subscription button to your blog – I’ll be the first to subscribe so that I don’t miss so much material. I wrote a piece earlier this week about the need for subscription buttons: http://3danim8.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/helping-you-find-value-in-tableau-blogs/

    Thanks,

    Ken

  2. Hey Andy
    It’s Neil Bridson here. Looks like you are doing well! How are you? Been a long while and I was using the power of t’web to find old friends and you are very easy to find. If you want send me an email and we can catch up. I now work in retail, use excel extensively but my data visualisation is poor. So we can talk about that if you want. Or we could talk about ultimate and geese. Or you can choose to not do either and I can wish you a long and happy life. It was great to have you in my memory bank and remember our times together fondly. Best wishes Neil

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