Alter Everything

Alter Everything

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A podcast about data science and analytics culture.


72: Alteryx Innovation Labs: Our home base for machine learning
Oct 13 • 30 min
When it comes to innovation and enablement at Alteryx, we have a “can’t stop, won’t stop” attitude. Guests Max Kanter and Clara Duffy live and breathe this frame of mind as they put machine learning products into the hands of the next generation of data…
71: Alteryx your curriculum
Sep 30 • 36 min
Alteryx Core Certified at 13 and 16 years old?! A father/son duo and teacher/student pair share how they worked Alteryx into their virtual learning, and why they believe data literacy with Alteryx will unlock opportunities for them.
70: Mapping solutions: using Alteryx to serve community food banks
Sep 15 • 39 min
How can spatial analysis unlock insights for your local food bank? We sat down with Chris Williams, CTO at Precision Analytics Group, to learn more about the current state of food banks amidst the pandemic, how all volunteers collect and contribute to…
69: Alteryx your way ahead
Sep 1 • 38 min
Never. Stop. Learning. Hear from two self-taught Alteryx learners, turned full-time Alteryx career champs as they share their secrets for getting ahead.
68: Analytic Process Automation in the Middle East
Aug 18 • 40 min
Analytic Process Automation (APA) drives business and people outcomes all across the globe. In this episode, we hear from Middle East thought leaders Fahad Alsaawi and Nawar Hasan as they share why APA is crucial to adopt from a leadership perspective,…
67: Calling from Copenhagen: building a grassroots data culture
Aug 4 • 42 min
In this episode of Alter Everything, we’re joined by Carlene Jones and Nynne Haagensen. Dialing in from Copenhagen, they have a chat with host Maddie Johannsen about building analytics culture using a staircase framework, how to be responsible with your…
Data [in the] Sandbox Episode 5: When I grow up, I want to be an analytics mastermind!
Jul 24 • 13 min
In our last episode of the Data [in the] Sandbox mini-series, Maddie ponders what she’d like to be when she grows up. Now that Susan has explained analytics and data, Maddie wants a job where she can solve puzzles using data! But, what kind of jobs deal…
Data [in the] Sandbox Episode 4: Analytic treasure maps!
Jul 24 • 11 min
In the 4th episode of the “Data in the Sandbox” mini-series, Susan shows Maddie how to use data and something called “spatial analysis” to help Maddie win the game she’s playing on her phone!
Data [in the] Sandbox Episode 3: My mom is a fortune teller!!
Jul 20 • 12 min
In the third episode of our “Data [in the] Sandbox” mini-series, Susan tells Maddie all about psychics and predicting the future! Erm… well… actually she talks about predictive analytics, and how you can use patterns in data to make educated guesses on…
Data [in the] Sandbox Episode 2: Why do shark attacks go up when more people eat ice cream?!
Jul 20 • 13 min
In the second episode of our “Data [in the] Sandbox” mini-series, Susan tells Maddie all about correlation vs. causation… we know it sounds complicated! But it’s actually really cool and important, especially for understanding stats you might hear in the…
Data [in the] Sandbox Episode 1: Analytics… Huh?!
Jul 15 • 13 min
Welcome to “Data [in the] Sandbox”, a podcast mini-series for kids! Have you ever wondered what analytics is? It sounds complicated right? Or maybe you’re curious about why data is important to everyday life. Tune in to hear a real life Data Science…
66: The Alteryx AMP Engine: Explained
Jul 6 • 40 min
Alteryx workflows are already fast, but the new architecture behind the Alteryx Engine, Alteryx Multi-threaded Processing (AMP), takes data processing performance to a whole new level. Sr. Manager of Community Content, Neil Ryan, sat down with Principle…
65: Uncomfortable Conversations
Jul 2 • 31 min
In this episode, Tuvy Le, Manager of the Alteryx ACE Program, sat down with her mentor (and frienemy) David Norwood. David is VP of Commercial Sales at Alteryx, was named the 2019 Sales Executive of the Year, and is a funny and warm presence at Alteryx…
64: Alteryx-ing Accessibility
Jun 23 • 37 min
This episode is an accessibility extravaganza! Guest host and Alteryx Engineering Manager, Steve Tomasak, had a chat with Accessibility and Localization Team Lead, Jeremy Likes, and Kyle Waterworth, Accessibility Product Manager. Both users of assistive…
63: ADAPT and learn
Jun 10 • 39 min
In this episode, Alteryx Manager of Global Community Engagement, Leah Knowles, has a conversation with teammate Joe Miller, Director of Customer Enablement. They chat about the Alteryx ADAPT Program which provides analytics training and an Alteryx license…
62: Community Picks: Black voices in tech
Jun 9 • 5 min
In this episode, Alteryx Community teammates share their Community Picks to recognize other podcasts, publications, and organizations that celebrate Black voices in tech. Find a complete list of Community Picks on the Alteryx Community:…
61: Really groovy data collection: Australian citizen science thrives after the bushfires
May 26 • 37 min
In this episode, host Maddie Johannsen has a chat “down under” with One Tree Planted’s Beth Dalgleish, and Kylie Piper from Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. Both Australian natives, Kylie and Beth recall their experiences of the 2019-2020…
60: Analytics automation: keeping humans in the loop
May 12 • 34 min
In this episode, we talk all things automation, and discuss why humans need to stay in the loop. Knowing that data is crucial to the decisions analysts and data scientists make, automating analytics processes allow humans to focus on delivering insights.…
59: Reporting from Australia: an Alteryx for Good Data Challenge Adventure
May 7 • 27 min
This episode is a celebration of the incredible efforts made by students in Australia, who shared a behind the scenes look at the Alteryx For Good Data Challenge competition, cosponsored by Alteryx Partner RXP. You’ll get to hear from the four student…
58: Analyzing happiness: exploring the World Happiness Report
Apr 21 • 36 min
In this episode, Alteryx associate Peter Abrahamsen sat down with Matthew Ackman, a researcher under the editors of the UN World Happiness Report. Peter and Matthew chat about the methodologies used to analyze the data behind the World Happiness Report,…
57: 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, on enabling the world to track COVID-19
Apr 7 • 34 min
17 year old web designer, Avi Schiffmann sat down with host Maddie Johannsen for a chat about Avi’s viral COVID-19 website. Using web scraping, Avi has compiled data from around the world to give website visitors a comprehensive understanding of…
56: Analytics vs. COVID-19
Mar 26 • 21 min
Alteryx CDAO, Alan Jacobson, had a chat with author and scientific journalist David Quammen about COVID-19 to discuss the origins of the virus, where we stand historically against other pandemics, and how we can use data to work together towards…
55: Advanced analytics, mental health, and inclusivity with Bingqian Gao
Mar 12 • 45 min
This episode features Bingqian Gao, the first woman to pass the Alteryx Designer Expert Certification exam. In her chat with host, Maddie Johannsen at the Alteryx London office, Bingqian talks about why she’s passionate about advanced analytics, and how…
54: Approaching change with a value-seeking mindset
Feb 17 • 38 min
Alter Everything Podcast host, Maddie Johannsen sat down with Manuel Coello, Senior Director of Data Analytics at CVS Health, for a conversation about analytics, transformation and positive team dynamics. Manuel includes tips on what skills to focus on…
53: Always improving: the life cycle of an idea
Feb 3 • 31 min
In this episode, Alteryx legend Criston Schellenger guest hosts Software Engineering Manager Jarrod Pozarnsky and Alteryx ACE, Jesse Clark. They have a chat about ideas: where ideas come from, and how they come into fruition. As their “case study” when…
52: Alteryx-ing the decade
Jan 21 • 34 min
For this episode of Alter Everything, we talked to some Alteryx originals - people who built Alteryx before it was even Alteryx. What was their proudest moment of the past decade? Predictions for the future? Creative Director Tara McCoy found out in her…
51: Coaching “the why” with Stan Van Gundy
Jan 7 • 42 min
For our first episode of 2020, we have a special guest host: our very own Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Alan Jacobson. Alan sat down with Stan Van Gundy, celebrated NBA coach, for a chat about the parallels between driving transformation as a…
50: Math + Music
Dec 18, 2019 • 54 min
For this episode of Alter Everything, music enthusiast turned Alteryx ACE Andy Uttley takes us on a journey through the correlations between math and music. This is our last episode of 2019, and we want to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to hear…
49: Building analytics communities
Dec 4, 2019 • 43 min
Alteryx Sr. Manager of Strategic Global Support, Cailin Swingle, is our guest host for this episode filled with fun and friendly banter with Alteryx enthusiasts from across the pond. She’s joined by Dan Hare, founder of Continuum Consulting in Jersey, and…
48: Diaries from Inspire London 2019
Nov 21, 2019 • 36 min
In this “flashback” episode of Alter Everything, we take a look back at our Inspire London conference through the eyes of two attendees, Tina Diagne from Paris, France, and Rafal Olbert from Leeds, England. This was Tina’s first time attending Inspire,…
47: Dr. Michio Kaku on the future of data and analytics jobs
Nov 12, 2019 • 19 min
In this special episode of Alter Everything, Melissa Burroughs, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Alteryx, hosts Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most globally recognized figures in science today. Melissa sat down with Dr. Kaku while at our Inspire…
46: Grand Prix Champion, LordNeilLord
Nov 5, 2019 • 30 min
Alter Everything Producer, Maddie Johannsen sat down for a chat at the Alteryx London office with the newly crowned Grand Prix champion, Neil Lord! If you don’t know about the Grand Prix, it’s the legendary analytics competition at Inspire, where…
45: Interpretability and fairness through the lens of causal inference
Oct 21, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode of Alter Everything, Alteryx Sr. Community Content Engineer, Sydney Firmin, will be guiding Podcast Producer, Maddie Johannsen through the concepts of Interpretability and Fairness through the lens of Causal Inference. You’ll also hear…
44: Causality
Oct 8, 2019 • 32 min
Today we will be “dipping a toe” into the pool of causal inference. Alteryx Sr. Community Content Engineer, Sydney Firmin, will be guiding me through her conversations that she had with two experts in causality, Amit Sharma and Victor Veitch. Continue the…
43: Data science through the eyes of statisticians
Sep 25, 2019 • 35 min
In a slightly different format from our regular podcast episodes we’re featuring the insights of two statisticians, Victor Veitch and Iain Carmichael as we explore the statistical origins of data science and the divisions and approaches to modeling.…
42: Life after higher education
Sep 10, 2019 • 35 min
For this episode of Alter Everything, guest host Alex Koszycki is joined by Alteryx Community stars Mike Fratoni, Matt Desimone, and Ozzie Dembowski. All Drexel University alumni, they share a chat about their experiences navigating the higher education…
41: Analytics in Healthcare with Lynsie Daley
Aug 27, 2019 • 30 min
For this episode of Alter Everything, host Maddie Johannsen is joined by Lynsie Daley, Senior Data Analyst at Intermountain Healthcare. Not only is she the one responsible for kick starting the Healthcare Industry Alteryx User Group, but she was also…
40: Snacks, not meals
Aug 13, 2019 • 28 min
Alteryx’s own Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Alan Jacobson, is our guest host, and is joined by Terry Hickey, Chief Analytics Officer at CIBC in Canada. Alan and Terry chat about their experience driving analytics culture at large organizations. Listen…
39: De la gente
Jul 30, 2019 • 44 min
This week, we’re joined by world traveler and marketing strategist, Mindy Grantham, as she reflects on her time spent in Guatemala and comments on how climate change is affecting coffee farmers. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using…
38: You don’t need to split an atom
Jul 18, 2019 • 35 min
This episode is part 3 of our special Live from Inspire Nashville series. Alteryx users Alan Walter, Chris Williams, and Lanier Mason join us for their takes on analytics culture. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag…
37: Unlocking the data story
Jul 16, 2019 • 31 min
This episode is the second installment of our special Live from Inspire Nashville series. We’re joined by Nathan Patrick Taylor and Korri Jones, who each share their origin stories and their thoughts on the power of positivity. Continue the fun and share…
36: Lyrically brilliant
Jul 2, 2019 • 26 min
We’re kicking off a series of episodes that were recorded in Nashville Tennessee at the annual Alteryx Inspire conference. For our first episode in the series, we’re joined by Julia Cole, Nashville Recording Artist at CAA Creative Artists Agency for a…
35: Life as I notice it around me
Jun 20, 2019 • 41 min
Nadieh Bremer dials in from The Netherlands for a chat about her path to becoming a well known data visualization artist, and where she gets her inspiration. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or…
34: Efficiency vs. athleticism in basketball with Stan Van Gundy
Jun 4, 2019 • 35 min
We’re joined by Stan Van Gundy, former head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons and analyst for the NBA for a chat about the past, present, and future of basketball analytics. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on…
33: Don’t overthink it
May 21, 2019 • 35 min
We’re joined by Ryan Carson, Founder and CEO of Treehouse, for a chat about the importance of enablement in tech, and automation and the future of jobs, and Ryan’s memories from SXSW over the years. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter…
32: Excuse me, do you speak Alteryx?
May 7, 2019 • 68 min
We’re joined by Raf Olbert, Data Scientist at Asda, for a chat about aviation, the agile manifesto, and the rise in the volume of data. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on…
31: Everything is a system
Apr 23, 2019 • 49 min
Neil Ryan and Brian Oblinger chat with Tobias Macey, host of the Data Engineering podcast, and Podcast.__init__ about foundations and ethics of data engineering. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag…
30: No (wo)man is an island
Apr 9, 2019 • 43 min
We’re joined by Linora D’Souza, Senior Director at Hilton, for a chat about risk-taking and the future of careers in analytics for the iPhone generation. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or…
29: Keep Learning. Keep being curious.
Mar 26, 2019 • 48 min
We’re joined by AJ Guisande and Michael Barone for a chat about data ethics and privacy, upcoming trends, and tips for sharing knowledge. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review…
28: Mess it up, fix it, rinse & repeat
Mar 12, 2019 • 31 min
We’re joined by Jarrod Thuener and Mike Treadwell for a chat about thinking outside of the box with analytic workflows and what the ACE program means to them. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast,…
27: Into the wind tunnel
Feb 26, 2019 • 52 min
We’re joined by John Poppin for a chat about how growing up in the digital revolution influenced his career. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast app.…
26: Joe Mako me crazy
Feb 12, 2019 • 50 min
Host Tuvy Le sits down with Joe Mako and Alex Koszycki for a chat about vulnerability, imposter syndrome, and a growth mindset. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your…
25: Pythagorean expectations
Jan 29, 2019 • 43 min
We’re joined by Dr. Nick Jewell for a chat about motivation, going with the flow, and how data is revolutionizing hockey.
24: Be unapologetic in your truth
Jan 17, 2019 • 62 min
We’re joined by Leah Knowles, Michelle Kosmicki, and Christine Bonthius for a chat about their experience working in the private vs. public sectors, Women of Analytics, and tips for breaking the mold. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter…
23: Access, ease of use, and awareness
Dec 18, 2018 • 37 min
We’re joined by Adam Blacke for a chat about the evolution of data culture, A.I. and M.L., and thought leadership. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast…
22: I had no idea I was such a data nerd
Dec 4, 2018 • 28 min
We’re joined by Deborah Diesel for a chat about her journey through analytics, data dilemmas, and mentor/mentee relationships. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your…
21: I only scrape once a week
Nov 19, 2018 • 31 min
We’re joined by Daniel Brun for a chat about his cat, Harry Potter, and the Designer Expert Certification exam at Inspire Europe. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your…
20: It’s like playing ‘Eruption’ by Van Halen
Nov 6, 2018 • 41 min
We’re joined by Andrew Derbak for a chat about how his musical background led to a career in analytics. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast app. You…
19: The answer is typically “yes”
Oct 23, 2018 • 32 min
We’re joined by Tasha Alfano for a chat about software engineering, developer tools, and we’ll find out what’s in that gigantic binder she carries around the office…hmm Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag…
18: The after after after party
Oct 10, 2018 • 47 min
Attendees at Inspire EU 2018 join us to chat about how Alteryx has Inspired them to Alter Everything. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast app. You can…
17: Free the data and your mind will follow
Sep 25, 2018 • 31 min
We’re joined by Ben Sullins for a chat about data science, the world of Teslanomics, and why soft skills are the future of your career. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on…
16: Fail fast and fail often
Sep 12, 2018 • 54 min
We’re joined by Chris Love, James Dunkerley, and Joe Lipski for a chat about ACEhood, Inspire London, and where they get their inspiration. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review…
15: Hungry to learn
Aug 28, 2018 • 37 min
We’re joined by Katie Haralson for a chat about her journey to Product Management and the new Visualytics tools in Alteryx Designer. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on…
14: I didn’t count failure as a possibility
Aug 14, 2018 • 47 min
We’re joined by Patrick “Digan” Digan and Matt “Raise Your Beer Mug” Hochstein for a discussion about jumping head-first into new experiences, Alteryx Server best practices, and the best concerts we’ve ever been to. Continue the fun and share your…
13: Innovation comes from frustration
Jul 31, 2018 • 58 min
We’re joined by Pete Goldey for a chat about turning frustration into innovation. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe on…
12: Simple is hard
Jul 17, 2018 • 40 min
We’re joined by Steve Ahlgren and Neil Ryan for a deep dive on software engineering in the analytics industry. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast…
11: When advocating becomes contagious
Jul 2, 2018 • 34 min
We’re joined by Lauren Uyeno, Tuvy Le, and Maddie Johannsen to discuss Alteryx User Groups and the ACE program. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast…
10: Recruit for attitude, train for skills
Jun 19, 2018 • 30 min
Adrian Loong joins us to chat about tackling business challenges and why you should embrace change management. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast…
9: A photo finish
Jun 8, 2018 • 15 min
Nicole Johnson joins us live from Day 4 of Inspire 2018 in Anaheim, California to discuss her big Alteryx Grand Prix win. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite…
8: We like to dance it up
Jun 7, 2018 • 20 min
A cavalcade of stars join us live from Day 3 of Inspire 2018 in Anaheim, California. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe…
7: A verbal version of visualytics
Jun 6, 2018 • 34 min
A cavalcade of stars join us live from Day 2 of Inspire 2018 in Anaheim, California. Brought to you by the Formula tool. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite…
6: I just waltzed into the advanced course and crushed it
Jun 5, 2018 • 27 min
A cavalcade of stars join us live from Day 1 of Inspire 2018 in Anaheim, California. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe…
5: On the Road to Inspire
May 24, 2018 • 8 min
Leah Knowles, Dan Menke, and an exhilarated Deborah Diesel join us on the Road to Inspire. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave us a review on your favorite podcast app. You can also…
4: Defensive configuration
May 1, 2018 • 45 min
Mark Frisch and Tony Moses join us for a discussion about enablement in the analytics world, the coolest workflows they’ve ever seen, and why the Diamondbacks are way better than the Dodgers. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the…
3: Something that fundamentally changes you
Apr 15, 2018 • 52 min
Deanna Sanchez and CJ Campbell join us to discuss National Volunteer Week, Alteryx for Good, and making an impact in your community through analytics. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave…
2: All data is guilty until proven innocent
Apr 2, 2018 • 43 min
Ken Black and Garth Miles join us to discuss “big data”, the process of creating great content, and the Data Scientist role.
1: There’s a lot of coastline in Alaska
Mar 6, 2018 • 45 min
Heather Harris and Tara McCoy join us to discuss building a culture of analytics in an organization and the impact that women can have on the industry. Continue the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AlterEverythingPodcast, or leave…