Inspiring Ingenuity

Alteryx, Bicycles and Teaching Kids Programming.


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Ender’s Game

Ender's_game_coverFirst, let me say that I am aware of Orson Scott Card’s politics and in no way do I agree with them.  John Scalzi said it best.  I may never had read any of his works had I known his views before I read them, but it would have been my loss.  Great art is great art.

I 1st read the Ender’s Game short story sometime as a young teenager.  Sometime after the novel came out, I read it, and then I read it again.  I have read it to both of my daughters.  I am uncertain how many times I have read either the novel or the short story, but it is certainly more than I have read any other book. Continue reading


Inspiring Ingenuity

A few years ago, Alteryx had a tag line “Inspiring Ingenuity.”  I loved it and saw it as my goal to inspire ingenuity in the users of Alteryx.  I even went as far as to make bike jerseys that prominently feature the phrase.  It turns out that customers and prospects didn’t like it as much as us developers…  That makes sense because while we are trying to inspire ingenuity, you (the users) are trying to get some work done efficiently. Continue reading


Hello World!

Hello World,

I am Ned Harding, currently CTO at Alteryx.  CTO means different things to different people, but I am primarily a programmer and software architect (and sometimes pretending to be a manager.

In the course of my day, I often am asked to solve problems and create solutions inside of Alteryx and I will be posting some of the more interesting modules and solutions here.  

I expect from time to time my other interests will come out, which at this time are primarily kids, bicycles and living in Boulder Colorado, which we are proud to acknowledge is 25 square miles surrounded by reality.

Thanks for listening,

Ned.