All of us have their own Tableau Conference habits; mine is to participate in the first-day hackathon, build something super cool that nobody understands, and finally win nothing. This conference was no exception. Earlier this year, our team won the NYC Tableau Hackathon (even if my tasks were limited to keep our squad hydrated, caffeinated), so I had really no pressure to go competitive. I was completely free, in a bit of an artsy mood, so I decided to build one of my old dream projects:
adding the Haskell programming language as a calculation engine to Tableau, by using External Services API.
If you have no clue what does this mean, then read on.