State of Washington government salaries from 2010, search all 160,000 employees

State of Washington government salary information is now available at The dashboard is fully searchable by agency, job title and employee using a dashboard developed by Freakalytics and hosted by Tableau Public. Both companies are based in Seattle, Washington. Freakalytics specializes in expert, in-person analytics training and popular books on analytics. Tableau is a … Read more

iPad & tablet competitors profit estimates through 2015 – building on Gartner unit estimates

GigaOM’s recent article on the growth of the iPad and overall tablet-related OS market inspired me to take their forecasts one step further- actual profit estimates through 2015 per major player in the article.
My forecasts are indeed rough, but attribute higher and lower profits to the various vendors based on the nature of their product, likely price point and direct or indirect control they will have over the actual distribution of their platform. For example, Android is expected to be heavily partnered for their distribution (the upcoming Kindle is just one example), this implies lower profit per unit. Meanwhile, Apple with their early market lead and total control over the tablet sales implies higher profit per unit sold. Regardless, these are rough estimates, but fascinating to consider. Most incredible

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Helping a social media expert- just 30 minutes with Tableau

While working hard on a busy weekend, I decided to take a “break” from our upcoming book and client work to spend 30 minutes to help and surprise a newer user of Tableau- social media expert Justin Flitter of New Zealand. He is new to Tableau Public and had started off with a look at some social media metrics by country. Here is a snapshot of his initial work:

After reviewing his initial workbook

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