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  • 27 October 2020
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Hey Good Looker!

 

Welcome to the Looker Community :tada: :tada:  . Feels good to be home, right?

This thread is a space for you to share a little more about who you are and all the cool data-related things you are up to! Some questions you could answer to get started are below, but you’re welcome to add anything you’d like to your introduction:

  • What is your name?
  • What is your job title and industry?
  • How long have you used Looker?
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head:
    • If SQL isn’t your thing: Column or Bar chart?
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with?
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include…

If everyone does this, scrolling through this thread will literally be like scrolling through the entire Looker Community. How cool would that be?

 

(there is an old Intros post from the old community, that we will merge with this one!)


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I guess I’ll kick things off…

  • What is your name? Izzy Miller
  • What is your job title and industry? Community Manager, and I work at Looker! 
  • How long have you used Looker? Almost 3 years, now… Not as long as many of you!
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? 🤼‍♂️ I wish I could say Leading… but I’m a trailer.
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? I’m pretty darn good at SSO Embed / PBL troubleshooting.
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I am here at your service. Let me know if you need literally anything, and I’ll try to make it happen! Also, I can bend my right index finger back until it hits the top of my hand :/
Userlevel 3
  • What is your name? Jeffty Martinez
  • What is your job title and industry? Solutions Engineer here at Looker
  • How long have you used Looker? Just over 3 years now
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Leading, but Looker writes most of my SQL now tbh
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Shift + Click everything in Looker. Just kidding (but really do it), I’m pretty handy with LookML!
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I have many impressive “hidden” talents. Except I’m always trying to show them off so they’re not really hidden, or impressive come to think about it… well shoot
Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Matt Arout
  • What is your job title and industry?  Customer Advocacy at Looker
  • How long have you used Looker? about 2 years but only the last 3 months have I started building dashboards and not just using them. 
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? 🤼‍♂️ Neither, Oxford Comma 4 Life
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? I am passionate about meeting Looker customers and learning about how Looker has helped their life and career! 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Want to learn more about how to participate in the Looker Customer Advocacy Program reach out anytime! 
Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Sy Sussman
  • What is your job title and industry? Director of Customer Success Support at Brace.ai. We make software for mortgage servicers
  • How long have you used Looker? ~6 years
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? 🤼‍♂️ It has been forever since I’ve written a SQL query
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? N/A
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Looking forward to expanding my Looker skills
Userlevel 2
  • What is your name? Nathaniel Thompson
  • What is your job title and industry? I’m an analyst in Looker’s Department of Customer Love (the folks there to answer your questions on chat!)
  • How long have you used Looker? It’ll be 2 years in a week from now!
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? 🤼‍♂️Trailing. What can I say, I love the sentence-ness of SQL. 
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? I love helping people find ways to get their nice, modeled, true data out of Looker and into everyone’s hands!
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… My favorite nut is a pistachio and the best legume is the pea, don’t @me (or actually please do, I love helping with Looker!)
Userlevel 4

 

  • What is your name? Sam Asher
  • What is your job title and industry? I’m the Education and Training Lead for Looker’s Department of Customer Love.
  • How long have you used Looker? A little over 4 years now.
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Trailing. Really, either is fine as long as newlines are involved...
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? I’m much more of a generalist than an expert, but I particularly enjoy talking about Datagroups.
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I’m always down to chat about board games or Nintendo!

 

Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Oscar Lukersmith
  • What is your job title and industry? Analytics Engineer at SafetyCulture, 
  • How long have you used Looker? 3 years now
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? 🤼‍♂️ Trailing it looks nicer!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? The ol’ look and hook for hacky Sales Operations. Ask me more
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I love talking about and sharing music.
Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Brian Donaldson
  • What is your job title and industry? Sr. Manager, Development Engineering at Mirantis
  • How long have you used Looker? 4 years
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Trailing -- but I often use SQL generators ;)
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Data Warehouses/Lakes (Snowflake user)
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Looking to grow my DataViz skills and explore novel ways to grow Data Culture. I like to brainstorm while cycling. :)
Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Carrie Browde
  • What is your job title and industry? Looker Certification at Google!
  • How long have you used Looker? ~2 years, but have really been working on ramping up my Looker use/knowledge in the last couple of months
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :tophat:  I’m seconding @Matt_Arout here: Oxford Comma 4 Life
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? My expertise is helping YOU showcase your Looker expertise through certification ;) 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Before I started working at Looker, I was using data to make decisions about costume distribution and balloon inventory at a children’s entertainment company. I can still twist a balloon poodle in >8 seconds !
Userlevel 2
  • What is your name? Molly Lippsett
  • What is your job title and industry? Technical Education Developer for the Department of Customer Love at Looker!
  • How long have you used Looker? just about 3 years
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: Obnoxiously, I prefer trailing when writing SQL, but leading when reading it :shrug_tone2:
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Looker/Git integration is my jam 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Also available to answer questions about hula hooping (and if you can’t do it, you’re just using the wrong size hoop, FYI)
  • What is your name? Rajan Patel
  • What is your job title and industry? Sr. Manager, Business Intelligence, Software
  • How long have you used Looker? 4 Years
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: ,Leading!!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Building Modern Data Stack & Data Viz
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Tesla 🚘, SpaceX 🚀 & Elon Musk! 
Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Rebecca Wang
  • What is your job title and industry? Partner Enablement Lead @ Looker/Google
  • How long have you used Looker? Almost 3 years
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: Proudly leading since 2011
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Training, enablement, and increasing adoption
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I have a toddler who shares my love of books, music, Nintendo, and LookML
  • What is your name? Nahom Abegaze
  • What is your job title and industry? VP Sales; analytics/BI consulting
  • How long have you used Looker? 1 year
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: In English, please
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Automatic LookML Generation; 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I’m a native Ethiopian, and I’ve and been in the U.S. for 22 years. I’m fluent in Amharic. I sincerely believe in the power of meditation and its capacity for enabling self-actualization.
Userlevel 2
  • What is your name? Kyle Webb
  • What is your job title and industry? Head of Analytics @ JobAdder (Recruitment SaaS platform)
  • How long have you used Looker? 1.5 years
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Trailing. Though clearly not an expert as I had to google this.
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Using user attributes as well as parameters to serve up different views of data on the same dashboard.
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I’m based in Sydney, Australia - would love to see if we’ve got any other Sydneysiders or Aussies here!
Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Local Area Network aka LAN 
  • What is your job title and industry? Analyst (aka I send emoji to you on chat) 
  • How long have you used Looker? from August 2019
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? I don’t often write SQL from scratch because I rely on an awesome platform called Looker. When I help a customer troubleshoot their syntax, then I’ll match their style! 
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? I’d like to call myself “well-rounded” :wink: I have my brain and my whole team to help! 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include…: I am originally from Vietnam and currently working in Tokyo, Japan; so ask me anything about travel tips! :yum:
Userlevel 4
  • What is your name? Erik Heintare
  • What is your job title and industry? Head of Analytics @ Bolt
  • How long have you used Looker? > 3 years
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Team leading (slipping sometimes with ad-hoc stuff)
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? I’m really good at finding Looker bugs that cannot be repeated. :sweat_smile: (Hoping that I don’t need to help others with it :smile: )
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include…: While I’m mostly here nagging about LookML dashboards(or other features) and how much better they could be, then I only do it, because I really like the product and want it to be better. :slight_smile:
Userlevel 4
  • What is your name? Ernesto Ongaro
  • What is your job title and industry? Sales Engineer @ Looker
  • How long have you used Looker? 3.5 years, which in Looker years is decades ;) 
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: I switch back and forth, my long queries usually start as throw away queries that I later regret not styling better!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Maybe PDTs/NDTs, general modeling strategies
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I first saw Looker in 2015 when my (then future) sister in law showed me “how she gets answers at work without having to write SQL” - hooked ever since! 
Userlevel 1
  • What is your name? Kabalan Gaspard
  • What is your job title and industry? Enterprise Customer Engineer
  • How long have you used Looker? 3 years and counting
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: I thought this was supposed to be a friendly community? Leading
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Retail ; Data Science / ML integration
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I uploaded an API key to Github within my first 2 weeks at Looker (thanks to our security team for catching it extremely fast) 
  • What is your name? Jono Atkins
  • What is your job title and industry?Regional Sales Manager
  • How long have you used Looker? 3 weeks
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? 
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? N/A
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I’m new to Paymentsense and new to looker, so far all good :-)
  • What is your name? Doyle Baxter
  • What is your job title and industry? Product Manager @ religiously-affiliated non-profit. I manage our mobile app and e-commerce teams. 
  • How long have you used Looker? Just starting now.
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? I’ve never made a SQL query in my life! But given my love for aesthetics, I figure I’ll probably end up with trailing...
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? As I said above, this will be my first foray into any BI tool. I’m loosely familiar with MSFT’s PowerBI because I used to sell it as a component of IoT solutions. Any advice would be welcome!  
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I just made the switch from IoT technology sales to app and e-commerce product management at a non-profit. Any advice would be welcome!
Userlevel 4

Hello everyone! Very excited for this space.

  • What is your name? Zach Michel
  • What is your job title and industry? Head of Success Engineering, Looker
  • How long have you used Looker? Since I joined back in 2014
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: Leading for sure, how else do you comment out loads of test sql
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Multi instance workflows and complex analysis using Looker
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… The Customer Success Engineering team builds tools like Gazer and LAMS, I’d love to hear more from the community on open source tools that could improve their experience
  • What is your name? Brian Stevenson
  • What is your job title and industry? Senior Instructional Designer at Looker
  • How long have you used Looker? I’ve been working with Looker for almost a year
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head: That’s a very personal question...
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? For me, it’s about creating learning content that showcases Looker’s amazing features and value proposition.
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I own and regularly wear a knit Pikachu cap with its own pokeballs. ;-)
  • What is your name? Kevin Dunn
  • What is your job title and industry? Analyst, Customer Support, Looker
  • How long have you used Looker? I’ve been at Looker for about a year and a half
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Definitely leading - I’m surprised at the number of trailers here!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? If you’ve ever chatted with any of us support analysts, you’ve probably gathered that we know a bit about everything!
  • What is your name? Alix Lelli
  • What is your job title and industry? Customer Success Manager
  • How long have you used Looker? 3.5 years!
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :shrug_tone1:IDK… let me go ask DCL!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Understanding different use-cases for Looker by working with customers of all sizes and in all industries! 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I have 2 boxers and they love to frequent my video calls
Userlevel 2
  • What is your name? Paola Renteria
  • What is your job title and industry? Product Analyst
  • How long have you used Looker? 4.5 years :scream:
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? LEADING!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? LookML 

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