Blogger: Porter Thorndike

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Porter Thorndike is a Senior Technical Specialist at Information Builders. He has modeled a Cape Cod garage after the Double Deuce bar in Patrick Swayze's "Roadhouse". In 2001, at Pastis in New York, he invented the five-beverage brunch. He is known as the fastest computer trackpad driver in the world and once created a bubble-wrap vest. Porter is also known for his passion for data visualization and dashboard design. In 2013, he opened his Dashboard Laboratory, and hosts weekly visualization concerts and festivals. Porter enjoys applying his diverse skills and expertise to help Information Builders’ customers design the best damn applications they’ve ever seen.

Ask the Experts Series: What is BUE?

mei 16, 2017

Decentralized Analytics describes the use case of a group of business users that seek access to self-service analytics tools without IT Involvement.  The business drivers for this are agility...

Ask the Experts Series: How Do You Get Analytics into the Hands of All Your Users?

mei 09, 2017

Everyone can benefit from analytics – from business users, to skilled data viz gurus, and many in between. Do they need tools to analyze, model, and visualize data; or an easy to use, yet interactive...

Serving Up Some US Open Analysis

augustus 30, 2016

As the first week of the US Open kicks off we took a look at some of the data surrounding the annual event. Using our WebFOCUS business intelligence and analytics platform, we analyzed the Men’s...

A Game-Changing Seminar... and Other Things to Do in Nashville

mei 11, 2016

The highest-performing companies use data and analytics to innovate and change the game. You can, too. See how at the next Game-Changing Data and Analytics Roadshow event near you.  Run...

Taking a Fresh Look at March Madness With Data Science

april 01, 2016

For many sports fans, this weekend is one of the best of the year as the Final Four tips off with two games to decide who will play for NCAA men’s basketball’s championship. It’s the culmination of...

Visualizing the Madness of Everyone’s Favorite Tournament

maart 22, 2016

For many sports fans, this month is the most thrilling, exhilarating – and completely maddening – time of the year, as the nation’s most talented college basketball teams dance through a single-...

Analyze This: Past Oscar Winners

februari 22, 2016

My favorite movie of all time is Fast Five featuring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Duane “The Rock” Johnson. It’s a silly, entertaining action movie that has a love triangle of conflict between...

Analyze This: Top Movies of All Time

december 18, 2015

As you’ve likely noticed by now, we at Information Builders have what many are calling the “Star Wars fever”. The force is strong across the country and especially at our headquarters in New York...

InfoApps™ Deliver Analytical Enlightenment

november 10, 2015

InfoApps™ are highly interactive, analytical apps for non-technical users. Our customers deploy our platform-backed InfoApps to thousands of users with the benefit of greater adoption and...

Gauges: The Next Generation

april 29, 2015

Gauges are a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. Obviously, we are looking at gauges every time we take our 1979 Corvette for a spin around the block. And whenever we fire up the John Deere lawn...