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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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  • What is your name? Mohamed-Ali Shiha
  • What is your job title and industry? Senior Manager, Business Insights at Vodafone
  • How long have you used Looker? not yet :slight_smile: currently using Tableau
  • 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? Will come back to answer this shortly :thinking:  
  • What is your name? Bengt Soderman
  • What is your job title and industry? System administrator telemarketing company Sweden
  • How long have you used Looker? Since January 2021
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head:
    • If SQL isn’t your thing: Column or Bar chart? Column
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Nothing yet.
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include…I don´t have SQL in my version of looker, just the built in functions.
  • What is your name? Shawn
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Engineer @ Sharethrough (AdTech)
  • How long have you used Looker? 6 months!
  • 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? Symmetric aggregation and avoiding fan traps
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Self-proclaimed Mario Kart champion 🏆

Hello Looker world!

  • What is your name? Michaël
  • What is your job title and industry? Data lead consultant
  • How long have you used Looker? 3 months
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Pfffff LEADING!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Still not an expert ^^
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Yhea, I’m from Paris, and currently starting to work on Looker. Firstly ky I was not a huge fan of Looker, but I start to understand more and more what we can do with, and it’s pretty amazing
  • What is your name? Peter
  • What is your job title and industry? DevOps & Security. SaaS
  • How long have you used Looker? (looks at watch) About 3 hours.
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Depends on corporate standards at the time
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Grammar. For that reason, I dislike this question.
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… 
  • What is your name? Daniel Kneale
  • What is your job title and industry? Revenue Analyst
  • How long have you used Looker? 3 months
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Leading commas
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? New to looker but have some previous SQL experience.
  • What is your name? Adam Cole
  • What is your job title and industry? Integrated Data and Analytics Platform Leadership
  • How long have you used Looker? Almost 3 years.
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Leading. You have to lead with comment characters, so why not commas?  :wink:
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? SQL development (scripts, jobs, queries, procedures, etc) and LookML.
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I love developing in SQL and Looker, but I also enjoy teaching non-technical people to use the Looker platform.  When folks have that “a-ha!” moment is great, as they see all the cool things Looker can do.
  • What is your name? Linda Derezinski
  • What is your job title and industry? Director of Business Intelligence, Cloud
  • How long have you used Looker? 4.5 years
  • 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? Making DCL laugh at my silly predicaments 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I am a one woman army for all things looker.  
  • What is your name? Johannes Castner
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Engineer and AI specialist
  • How long have you used Looker? never; I’m a Looker beginner
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? trailing 
  • 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 not a Looker expert yet; my background is in data science and complexity science and BI tools are new to me in general. 

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  • What is your name? Akash Shukla​
  • What is your job title and industry? BigData & BI Developer 
  • How long have you used Looker? I am getting started with Looker
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Proudly Trailing  :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? I’m not a Looker expert yet; my background is in Bigdata and cloud and BI tools are new to me in general. 
  • What is your name? Chander Kant Sharma
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst, Media
  • How long have you used Looker? 6 Months and Counting (Loving Looker’s Capabilities)
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? I prefer Leading when reading, but Trailing when writing SQL.
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Data warehousing and Modeling (Snowflake)
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I can teach Bhangra steps for a Pizza deal :pizza:. Was engaged with Tableau and then Looker happened ! :sunglasses:
  • What is your name? Tobias Schmidt
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst at Demodesk in Munich
  • How long have you used Looker? We’re thinking about adding Looker to our stack, so I wanted to get a better idea about the setup process and value realised for other organisations here
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries?demo Definitely trailing for me.
  • What is your name? Diogo Gonçalves
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst, Network Infrastructure 
  • How long have you used Looker? <1 year
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? just found out about this abomination of leading commas
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Hypothesis testing
  • What is your name? Jan Robbins
  • What is your job title and industry? BI Developer
  • How long have you used Looker? 3 years
  • 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? Frontend workarounds 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I don’t come from a technical background so I am learning it all as I go and love it.
  • What is your name? Elton Marques
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst, at LogComex.
  • How long have you used Looker? 1 week.
  • 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? Time series analysis and logistics.
  • What is your name? Keith Anderson
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst @DigitalOcean (IaaS)
  • How long have you used Looker? 5+ 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? Customer Support & Success related data, reporting, metrics, dashboards + a good amount of LookML
  • What is your name? Surjit Bubbra
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst @ Self-Employed
  • How long have you used Looker? On and off over the last 5 years (I’ve used other tools during this time but I came back to Looker)
  • 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? KPIs, Dashboards, Self-Service models 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… I’ve used many of the visualisation tools on the market over the last 5-10 years and I genuinely prefer Looker for it’s game-changer: LookML
  • What is your name? Steve Dyer
  • What is your job title and industry? Data analyst in professional services 
  • How long have you used Looker? so far only as training for a new project
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? trailing
  • 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 noob with looker but come used to work as a research scientist and my statistics/modelling skills aren’t too bad
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  • What is your name? Sam Vallantine
  • What is your job title and industry? BI Developer @ Auto Trader UK
  • How long have you used Looker? Only very recently 
  • 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? Efficient Data Modelling
  • What is your name? Andrei Popovici
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst / Insurtech
  • How long have you used Looker? Less than 1 year
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Trailing :nerd:
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Not expert yet
  • What is your name? Markus
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Engineer @ Accure Battery Intelligence
  • How long have you used Looker? About 2 years in different organizations
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Trailing
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Happy to help with anything
  • What is your name? Ankur Khurana
  • What is your job title and industry? Data Analyst | Fin-tech 
  • How long have you used Looker? Just getting started with Looker Developement.
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? Trailer all the way!
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with?  Data Analystics and visualization for now.
    I hope it will be LookML soon. I am o
    n a learning journey!
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include… Happy to help on any Looker or SQL related projects and questions. I am also looking for any oppurtunity to work and learn about Looker.
  • What is your name? Chris Brunton
  • What is your job title and industry? Manager, Product Analytics in eCommerce
  • How long have you used Looker? Total Newb
  • 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? Since I’m new to Looker my data topic is requirements for Data Analysis projects. 
  • What is your name? Brent Carter
  • What is your job title and industry? Owner, Starting Strength Dallas
  • How long have you used Looker? 1 month
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head:
    • If SQL isn’t your thing: Column or Bar chart? very much a SQL newb, still learning
  • 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 am a barbell coach and gym owner trying to get better BI using this product. I believe it is already embedded into my member management software Pike13 but it’s definitely LookML
  • What is your name? Leonardo Lee
  • What is your job title and industry? GDG Cloud Hong Kong Organizer
  • How long have you used Looker? 1 year
  • Trailing or Leading commas in your SQL queries? :speaking_head:
    • If SQL isn’t your thing: Column or Bar chart? Still learning 
  • What’s the 1 Looker/Data related subject that you’d consider yourself an expert on and would love to help others with? Not yet 
  • (optional) Any other info about yourself that you’d like to include…  I’m based in Hong Kong  - would like learn more share to my community!

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