This year we had the biggest number of votes yet and the largest number of nominees with lots of new names which was great to see. It's a great sign of the growth of the community and wonderful opportunity for people to be recognized for their contribution by their peers.
We gathered by the community wall in the expo hall at #data17 at 8am on the last morning of conference, and even though it was early we had a great crowd of people who came to support and applaud the winners. Speaking of winners, let's see who won what this year.
First up was best blog, and this year it was won by Charlie Hutcheson https://twitter.com/CharlieHTableau which you can read at www.learningtableaublog.wordpress.com. llearningtableaublog.wordpress.comlearningtableaublog.wordpress.comearningtableaublog.wordpress.com
The Best Dashboarder, awarded to the best designer of dashboards, went to Mike Cisneros https://twitter.com/mikevizneros and mikevizneros.com
Biggest Growth for the person who's knowledge (demonstrated through the quality of their visualizations or their advice) has grown significantly over the last year went to Ken Flerlage https://twitter.com/flerlagekr and kenflerlage.com
Data Do Gooder, trying to change the world, one data set at a time, went to Chloe Tseng, https://twitter.com/datachloe and her site VizforSocialGood.com
Best Storyteller, went to Mike Cisneros, a great partnership to Best Dashboarder.
Most Technically Sound and Hackiest went to Adam Crahen https://twitter.com/acrahen and at thedataduo.com
Most Notable Newbie went to Rajeev Pandey https://twitter.com/rajvivan of tableaulearners.com
The community decided that Eva Murray https://twitter.com/TriMyData trimydata.com Runs on Coffee or Coke.
Why have one Server Guru when you can have two? This year both David Pires https://twitter.com/davidmpires ivisualize.co.uk and Jonathan MacDonald https://twitter.com/macdonaldj won a vizzie.
And finally, we have the big award. The Community Leader award is voted on by peers and recognizes the leaders that empower, educate, and give back to the Tableau community. This year, the Community Leader award went to three amazing women, Eva Murray, Chloe Tseng and Ann Jackson https://twitter.com/AnnUJackson and at jacksontwo.com
Congratulations to all the winners and huge thank you to all that voted!