Sports Viz Sunday kicked off in January 2018 when three sports enthusiasts, brought together by the Tableau community, agreed to work together to share, create & promote visualizations from the world of sport. The team has changed since then, but this goal remains the same.
Growing up as the oldest of three boys in Loveland, OH, Spencer is a life long fan of the nearby Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, and Bearcats. Spencer is a Sr Analytics Engineer at GE Digital and an analytics consultant for education non-profit KnowledgeWorks. He and his wife Nia just welcomed their first child, Nolan, into the world this September.
Interesting fact: Spencer wore the arm band for FC Entourage, the Summer League 2018 Cincinnati East Side 11 v 11 Recreational soccer CHAMPS!
Simon supports his home town, Portsmouth FC and enjoys watching and participating in many sports, including F1, Golf, Badminton and Tennis. In 2018 Simon was honoured to be named a Tableau Ambassador and was proud to achieve his Tableau Desktop Certification.
Interesting fact: The first time Simon ever picked up a golf club he managed to knock out his uncle by hitting him on his backswing.
Kate is an avid golfer and her favorite place to be is on the golf course. She is also a life long Boston Red Sox & New England Patriots fan and has enjoyed all of the championships those teams won in the 2000s.
Kate is a Business Intelligence Manager and lives in the Boston, MA area with her husband and their rescue Shar-pei. The best sporting event she has attended was The Masters tournament in 2016. If you are lucky enough to attend The Masters, she recommends getting the peach ice cream sandwich.
In 2007 Chris went to watch a Gloucester Rugby match for the first time. The game ended in a 17-17 draw, leading to an investigation into how common draws were in a game of rugby (it turns out not very!). Out of this was born a love for data - especially sports data.
Now working as a data analyst with Jisc, Chris spends his free time hiking and cycling in the countryside surrounding Edinburgh and combining those two first loves - rugby and data.