Meet the Instructors

Ben Jones

Director of Outreach Programs, Tableau Software

Ben Jones is the founder and CEO of Data Literacy, LLC, a training and education company that's on a mission to help people learn the language of data. Ben teaches data visualization theory at the University of Washington and is the author of Communicating Data With Tableau (O'Reilly 2014) and the forthcoming Avoiding Data Pitfalls (Wiley, 2019). Ben also writes about data topics at his blog, and to balance out the digital side of things, he loves hiking and backpacking on the beautiful trails of the Pacific Northwest. Ben holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from UCLA (2000) and an MBA from California Lutheran University (2011).