Data Viz For a Cause @ #Data19

Posted by Jeff Huckaby on Nov 7, 2019 3:43:40 PM

As we head to Las Vegas for Tableau Conference 2019 next week, I was reflecting on how I have attended prior conferences as a prospective customer, as a customer, as a Tableau employee, and now as a Tableau partner.  The conference means many things to many people, but one common denominator is the amazing community. 

VoiceBase and I are excited to join the #DataFam community and to share the potential of speech analytics.  We also have some very exciting announcements to make (more on that next week)!

We are most excited about an opportunity to give back to our community. 

Over the last year, we have worked closely with Tableau Zen Master Bridget Cogley.  As the Tableau community knows, she is incredible with Tableau and her design practices that openly challenge us to think differently about visual analysis. She is also an incredible person.  For those that don’t know, she is close friends with Tableau Zen Master Kelly Martin, and unfortunately Kelly passed away in October 2019.  Bridget juggled a busy professional career, many deliverables for multiple customers, her family, and caring for Kelly with a group of Kelly’s friends. You can read more about that here.

For some of our customers, Bridget has created an incredible discourse analysis within Tableau.  A discourse analysis is a research method for studying written or spoken language in relation to its social context. 

VoiceBase used this visual analysis to create an incredible shirt to pass out at TC19.  We also wanted to amplify the goodness of people. 

tableau 19 limited edition shirtThese shirts are limited to only 200.  VoiceBase will recommend to people that come by our booth and get a shirt to donate $5 to one of the three charities:

  • Aunt Leah’s Place
  • girls + data
  • EB Research Partnership

With each t-shirt we hand out, each person will pick one of the three charities, and VoiceBase will donate $10 for each shirt given away, to the charity chosen. 

Here’s how the process will work:

  1. At TC19’s Data Village, stop by and see us at booth #639.  Ask to have one of the limited-edition t-shirts.
  2. While we are picking out your size, you will choose to support one of the following three charities:  1) Aunt Leah’s Place 2) EB Research Partnership or 3) girls + data
  3. We will have QR codes there that you can scan and your phone will take you to the donation page for the charity you chose.   We recommend a $5 donation, but that is 100% your choice.  VoiceBase will donate $10 to your chosen charity. 
  4. After TC19, VoiceBase will mail checks to the charities, based on the number of people that select each of the three charities. 

Please take a minute to read and to visit each of the charities below.  Their missions are all incredible!

The entire VoiceBase team thanks Bridget, Kelly, Aunt Leah’s Place, girls + data, and EB Research Partnership for being a light in this world.  And a special thanks to you, the Tableau community, for sharing in this effort with us.  We look forward to seeing you at TC19!!!!


Jeff and the entire VoiceBase team

Aunt Leah’s Place


Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, we provide supported housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills.

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Girls + Data

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girls + data’s mission is increasing data literacy at a younger age and providing middle school girls with hands-on learning opportunities in STEM careers in data analytics. 

To learn more, please visit:

To donate, please visit:

EB Research Partnership


EB Research Partnership is the largest nonprofit dedicated to funding research aimed at treating and ultimately curing EB, a group of devastating and life-threatening genetic skin disorders that affect children from birth. Partner with us in our mission to further life-saving research.

To learn more, please visit:

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Topics: Tableau

Written by Jeff Huckaby

Jeff joined VoiceBase in April 2019 from Tableau Software, where he led the retail global go-to-market strategy. Using his over 20 years of experience leading enterprise analytical functions within both business and IT, he has a proven track record of increasing marketing and sales effectiveness.
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