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An Introduction to Metric Trees

The answers to the most common Metric Tree questions
Taylor Brownlow
May 7, 2024
May 21, 2024
10 min read
Taylor Brownlow
May 1, 2024
May 21, 2024
8 min read
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Top lessons from top data teams

Stepping back to see what I've learned in the last 6 months.
Taylor Brownlow
April 30, 2024
May 20, 2024
7 min read
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Announcing Python in the canvas

Hello, Python 🐍
Taylor Brownlow
May 23, 2023
May 17, 2024
5 min read
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10 ways to go from a toxic to a healthy ad-hoc request culture

Tips from Cleo, dbt Labs, Insurello, and more
Taylor Brownlow
April 24, 2024
May 19, 2024
10 min read
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What's the real purpose of a data team?

And why it matters.
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2023
May 19, 2024
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Digging for gold with stakeholder surveys

What they can do, and how to run them well.
Taylor Brownlow
December 13, 2023
May 19, 2024
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How to know if your data team is successful?

The dark art of measuring ourselves.
Taylor Brownlow
December 20, 2023
May 19, 2024
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Are we approaching a value crisis?

Stepping back to look at the patterns.
Taylor Brownlow
January 30, 2024
May 19, 2024
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Taylor Brownlow
February 6, 2024
May 19, 2024
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Playbook: Driving value through product experimentation

Stories from Substack, Vio.com, and Cleo AI.
Taylor Brownlow
February 13, 2024
May 19, 2024
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Your first 90 days as a Head of Data

Knowing where and how to begin. Advice from GoHenry, tails.com, Runa, REMERGE, TLC Markeing, and Zenjob.
Taylor Brownlow
February 27, 2024
May 19, 2024
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Maybe metadata isn’t as boring as it sounds

A metadata skeptic meets a believer.
Taylor Brownlow
March 5, 2024
May 19, 2024
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A study of embedded analysts

A look at how Protolabs uses embedded analysts to stay lean while adding visible value to the organization.
Taylor Brownlow
March 12, 2024
May 19, 2024
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The Data Professional’s Cheat Sheet for Working with Stakeholders

Generating impact means convincing the people you work with that the work you do has value for them or their business. Impact is a combination of perception and results.
Jerrie Kumalah
October 2, 2023
May 21, 2024
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How we made data modeling multiplayer

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our dbt Core™ integration, making Count the most collaborative way to build data models.
November 23, 2023
May 19, 2024
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The Ultimate SQL Guide

Understanding SQL remains the best way to work with data in our organizations. For a stakeholder, just being able to read and understand SQL queries can completely change how they work. Instead of only working with static, flat dashboards, they can work more closely with the data team, ask more probing questions and be a smarter consumer of the data they do receive.
June 12, 2023
May 21, 2024
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Count + dbt: Making your data models radically transparent

Our new dbt integration makes it easier than ever to work with your data models.
May 17, 2023
May 21, 2024
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Demystifying dbt models at scale

How the Data Engineering team at The Stable, part of Accenture Song, uses the Count canvas to bring transparency to their pipeline and deliver outputs 3x faster.
May 24, 2023
May 19, 2024
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The ultimate guide to dbt

Today we released the ultimate guide to dbt - a one-stop-shop for anyone hoping to learn what the dbt hype is about, pick up some curated tips from experts, or anything in between.
May 17, 2023
May 19, 2024
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Why people don't trust your numbers and what you can do about it

"Those numbers aren't right." I’m not sure there is another phrase capable of eliciting as much rage, exasperation, and anxiety from a data person as this one.
May 2, 2023
May 19, 2024
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Making complex SQL simple

With exploding cells, your most complex SQL query or model just got a whole lot simpler.
March 20, 2023
May 19, 2024
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The ultimate guide to hiring your data team

The one-stop shop for all your data hiring needs. Today we launched the ultimate guide to hiring your data team - a labor of love, research, and collaboration to bring together the best insights and wisdom around hiring a great data team.
April 7, 2023
May 19, 2024
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How we evolved our query architecture with DuckDB

A deep dive into how we used DuckDB to take our browser-first query architecture to the next level.
April 21, 2023
May 20, 2024
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Snowflake Telemetry in Count

Regardless of where your database resides, keeping track of what is happening in the database has long been a challenge for most database administrators, database developers, and business intelligence architects. Databases grow and change over time, which led to the rise of INFORMATION_SCHEMA as part of the ANSI SQL Standard first introduced in SQL-92.
January 13, 2023
May 19, 2024
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Introducing: Alerts

Get your data to the right people at the right time. When speaking to a Head of Data a few years ago, she used a phrase I've been in love with ever since: dashboard detritus. She was referring to the festering heap of unused and unloved dashboards, reports, and ad-hoc analyses that had been slowly accumulating on her team.
March 7, 2023
May 16, 2024
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Transform Data Interviews with Count’s Canvas

Technical interviews in data can be a bit hit or miss. But as Count advocate Emily explains with the right tool they can become something brilliant.
January 3, 2023
April 30, 2024
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Safe, flexible analytics at Omnipresent with Count

Phillip van Blerk is the passionate Head of Data and Analytics at Omnipresent, a series B startup that offers compliance, payroll and benefits options to hire people anywhere on Earth.
January 26, 2023
May 19, 2024
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Heuristics: the power of folklore in decision-making

Long before I got into data, I had another love. One I've never been able to let go of. Like data, it satisfied my need to have things ordered and was focused on using that organization to uncover patterns and influence change. This was the field of Systems Engineering.
November 30, 2022
May 15, 2024
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Going deeper into startup metrics

‘We’ve done 150 growth scanners over the years, and the last 20 are in canvas. We’ve been doing it for years but we weren’t able to turn it into a really useful product until we had the canvas. The sharing at the canvas level, the talking back and forth - it just changed the game for us.’
September 28, 2022
May 19, 2024
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Combine knowledge. Miro → Count

Copy from Miro, paste into Count. Simple 👍
Taylor Brownlow
October 27, 2022
May 21, 2024
3 min read
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Count unveils breakthrough tool for data analytics and collaboration

Count releases a hyper-collaborative data platform to turn the data analytics workflow into a fun, creative journey for the whole team to reach data-driven decisions faster. The launch comes on the heels of a $5.2M seed raise.
Taylor Brownlow
September 23, 2022
May 15, 2024
3 min read
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Bye-bye notebooks. Hello, canvas.

Why we believe the future of analytics involves two dimensions, a load of sticky notes and a sledgehammer.
Taylor Brownlow
September 7, 2022
May 19, 2024
10 min read
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Take your SQL from Good to Great: Part 4

Everyone's favorite SQL cheat code.
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 15, 2024
5 min read
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Data tools need to change, including ours

Why we're going back into private beta
Taylor Brownlow
December 16, 2021
May 3, 2024
2 min read
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How to make agile actually work for analytics

In all the debate about bringing agile to analytics, we may have just missed the point.
Taylor Brownlow
December 8, 2021
May 19, 2024
5 min read
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Take your SQL from Good to Great: Part 5

What can UDFs do for you?
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 17, 2024
6 min read
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Take your SQL from Good to Great: Part 1

WITH CTEs, you can go far.
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 19, 2024
4 min read
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Take your SQL from Good to Great: Part 3

Time to join the JOIN movement
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 20, 2024
5 min read
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Take your SQL from Good to Great: Part 2

Not always there when you call, but always on time.
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 19, 2024
5 min read
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The Tableau Era is Over

What will the next era in data look like?
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 19, 2024
5 min read
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What Will “Analyst 2.0” Look Like?

The newest generation of analysts is about to change the game.
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 20, 2024
5 min read
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Dashboards are Dead

Dashboards have been the primary weapon of choice for distributing data over the last few decades, but they aren’t the end of the story. To increasingly democratize access to data we need to think again, and the answer may be closer than you think!
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 19, 2024
7 min read
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How to Make Sure Your Analysis Actually Gets Used

How to keep the pirates at bay.
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 19, 2024
6 min read
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The Analytical Workflow is Broken

A case for modern tools in a modern age.
Taylor Brownlow
November 29, 2021
May 19, 2024
4 min read
Taylor Brownlow
May 19, 2024
12 min read
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