Happy birthday Amazon QuickSight Community! We are celebrating 1 year since the launch of our new Community. The Amazon QuickSight Community website is a one-stop-shop where business intelligence (BI) authors and developers from across the globe can ask and answer questions, stay up to date, network, and learn together about Amazon QuickSight. In this post, we celebrate the rapid growth of our first year of the QuickSight Community, discuss new Community features, and share voices from our Community. We also invite you to sign up for the QuickSight Community (it’s easy and free) and get started on your learning journey.
We’re growing strong
Since last year’s announcement of the new QuickSight Community, we are witnessing hundreds of thousands of visits to the QuickSight Community each month. Answers to thousands of searchable questions have been posted, and our online Learning Series is now running every week. An events calendar has been added, and hundreds of learning resources have been posted (how-to videos and articles, Getting Started resources, blog posts, and What’s New posts). Furthermore, a Community Manager has been brought on board. And Community Experts and QuickSight Solution Architects are posting robust answers in the Q&A, supported by AWS Professional Services, AWS Data Lab, and Amazon QuickSight Service Delivery Partners—led by West Loop Strategy. In addition, other QuickSight Partners and content creators are bringing new life to the Community.
Why are we excited? Community members share their voices
As we celebrate year one, QuickSight Community members share their voices:
“The community has been an awesome space to exchange ideas, problems, and solutions, which has really helped every one of us in adopting QuickSight more effectively!” #thank you #community — Sagnik Mukherjee, Data and Analytics Architect, QuickSight Expert
“I am so excited for the QuickSight Learning Series! And I am happy to know that there is a supportive community…as I begin my QS journey!“ — Rachel Krentz, Configuration Analyst, Madaket
“The community has evolved so much in just one year!” — Darren Demicoli, BI Team Lead, The Mill Adventure, QuickSight Expert
“Happy Birthday QuickSight Community! I’m pretty new here but have found this to be a really great resource with answers to every question I have been able to come up with so far. Cheers!” — Brian Jager, Sales Operations Lead, Amazon Business
“I love being connected directly with other users and solutions architects…The QuickSight Community helps me out a ton not having to spend as much of my time on training when I can point new users to a resource where their questions have likely already been answered.” — Ryane Brady, Programmer Analyst, GROWMARK, Inc., QuickSight Expert
Hear more voices from our Community on our birthday post.
The QuickSight Community: Your one-stop-shop for BI learning
Here’s a quick tour of the QuickSight Community website as well as its new features.
The following figure shows the homepage view and everything that’s available.
Learning Center: What’s new
In addition to growing a robust, searchable Q&A, in the last year, we’ve added tons of new learning resources to the QuickSight Community, including:
When you select Learning Center on the homepage, you can choose from these various resources.
New: Learning events
In the last year, we’ve added an Events section to the QuickSight Community. We now offer weekly and monthly learning webinars as well as featured in-person and online events. Ongoing virtual events include:
New: Experts and user groups
We’ve been excited to see QuickSight user groups pop up over the past year, including one in the Twin Cities and one in Chicago—both hosted by QuickSight Service Delivery Partners (Charter Solutions and West Loop Strategy, respectively).
In addition, we’ve launched our QuickSight Experts program, honoring top question-answerers in the Community. These rock stars have relentlessly helped their peers take their learning to the next level.
First External Viz Challenge
In the last year, AWS hosted its very first external data visualization design competition to invited QuickSight Service Delivery Partners. This enabled QuickSight Partners to show off their visual analytics and storytelling skills. We were proud to feature the QuickSight Partner Viz Challenge winners of 2022 on the QuickSight Community.
Want to be a part of the QuickSight Community?
As part of the Community, you can:
- Encourage your teams and colleagues to create QuickSight Community user profiles—signup up is easy
- Click the bell icon in the top right corner of the page to get notifications and keep up to date with QuickSight news
- Share your community ideas with the Community Manager
Come in on the ground floor and help us take the QuickSight Community to the next level:
- Become an Expert and share your knowledge
- Pioneer a user group online or in your area
- Contribute a how-to article
If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, reach out to Kristin, the Sr. Online Community Manager for QuickSight, at email@example.com.
We’re just getting started
Thank you to everyone who has helped the QuickSight Community grow over the last year! We can’t wait to see what this next year has in store!
Special thanks to our QuickSight Experts who make the QuickSight Community possible (listed alphabetically): Ryane Brady, Biswajit Dash, Darren Demicoli, Max Engelhard, Charles Greenacre, Naveed Hashimi, Todd Hoffman, Mike Khuns, Thomas Kotzurek, Sanjeeb Mohapatra, Sagnik Mukherjee and David Wong. Incredible gratitude to Lillie Atkins and Mia Heard, who launched the Community a year ago. Also, thanks to Jose Kunnackal John, Jill Florant, the QuickSight Solution Architects, Amazon QuickSight Service Delivery Partners—led by West Loop Strategy, AWS Service Acceleration team, AWS ProServe team, and AWS Data Lab team for your incredible investment in the QuickSight Community.
About the Authors
Kristin Mandia is Senior Online Community Manager for Amazon QuickSight, Amazon Web Services’ cloud-native, fully managed BI service.
Ian McNamara is a Program Manager and writer on the Customer Success Team for Amazon QuickSight, Amazon Web Services’ cloud-native, fully managed BI service.