Thursday, March 21, 2013

I can't really call it a hiatus...

because I do not post on a regular basis.  When I first started this blog, I thought I would be posting at least once a month.  But in reality I was doing it about once in a while.  And over time I found myself doing more and more hockey related viz.

Consequently, I have been asked to post a weekly column for St. Louis Game Time (a fan run St. Louis Blues hockey blog).  This opportunity has created additional opportunities related to hockey data visualization.

I have also been asked to contribute data viz for my organization's website!

So if you are interested in continuing to follow my work, please check out my posts at St. Louis Game Time and keep your eye on the front page of every third and fourth week of the month.

I hope to be back here posting on a semi-regular basis again after the hockey season ends.

Thank you all for reading!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thank you for putting me in the top 1% of Tableau authors!

I received an email from Tableau today.  It thanked me for being in the top 1% of Tableau Public authors.  Really...I'm in the top 1% of Tableau Public authors?  That is pretty fantastic and I have all of YOU to thank for it.  I really have appreciated all the support I've received from friends, colleagues, and fellow Tableau users.  Many of you have RT my postings on Twitter.  Some of you have posted a link to my blog on your site.  Whatever the case may be, I am grateful for all the support, feedback, and visitors I have received at this site.  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hockey Day Across America 2013

Last year for Hockey Day Across America, I took a look at the birthplaces of NHL players whose teams were playing on Hockey Day Across America. I decided to update the visualization this year but just focusing on the number of US born players that are currently playing in the NHL during the abbreviated 2012-2013 season.

Friday, January 4, 2013

What states do hockey players come from in the US?

As a hockey fan, I follow several hockey bloggers and hockey reporters on Twitter.  Earlier today, hockey writer James Mirtle from The Globe and Mail tweeted out a link to a very well organized Google Docs spreadsheet (with a nice chart embedded) in which he had compiled stats regarding where hockey players  have come from within the United States.  Since there isn't much other hockey stats going on right now with the lockout I'm looking for all sorts of other hockey related data viz projects and took advantage of the data he made available.