Editor's Note: Welcome to a new series featuring life "behind the scenes" at Alteryx. We'll highlight associates from all corners of the world and throughout the organization — from data scientists to leaders, HR to the Community team, and beyond.
You'll find we all have a few things in common — a relentless commitment to our customers and each other, and a passion for our jobs here at Alteryx.
First up, we have the social team for the sales engineering group who support our customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The sales engineers at Alteryx partner with the sales account teams to facilitate a client's understanding of Alteryx technology in order to help deliver advanced analytics through Alteryx products. They are the primary interface with a prospect’s technology leaders, offering high-level technical solutions expertise to help convert prospects to customers.
The ESS Team is a group formed by these sales engineers that came together with one goal: To keep the strong bond between the team active and healthy throughout the pandemic, and to make everyone feel welcome and included, regardless of location.
To reach this goal, the team continues to create new and recurring team activities for everyone to voluntarily participate in and enjoy together, including:
The Book Club
This is a great way to get to know our team’s interests, values, and beliefs through their literary choices. Each member is given the chance to put forward a book which the group collectively reads, followed by an open environment for passionate discussion. We think it’s important to embrace others’ ideas as a way to learn and grow, as well as diversify our own viewpoints with the help of our eclectic and multinational team. Below are some of the books we’ve read so far, covering a range of topics, such as: Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Personal Development and the Environment.
The SE Kitchen is an opportunity for the team to get together to learn and cook a brand-new dish. Each session, one of the group members chooses a recipe that has some significance to them (think favorite home dish, comfort food, dish synonymous with their culture etc.) and cooks it live! For those who want to join in, a list of ingredients is sent before the session so anyone can get involved to cook along with our expert team chefs. Not only do we get to cook delicious food, we learn more about each member’s background, culture, what they like to eat, and what inspired them to cook their chosen dish.