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Robert Crocker

Data Visualization Engineer
Starschema

I am currently a Data Visualization Engineer leading the team at Helix. Before Helix, I was a consultant for Slalom and Starschema, two prominent Tableau partners. I also spent years as an independent data visualization freelancer.

While my entire career hasn't been in client services, it has had a strong focus on adding value to those I create solutions. That is why I went fully remote back in 2017. I left a comfortable, prestigious position to figure out how to work remotely as a Digital Nomad from anywhere. At the time, Remote Work was heavily frowned upon. In fact, most clients wouldn't even accept my calls.

Regardless of the negative response from prospects, I knew the value I created was not dependent on:

  • Where my butt sat.
  • How long it sat there.
  • Whether I was in a button-up or tank.
  • If I was even in the same city so long as I had Wi-Fi.

Deadset on optimizing how I worked, I continued to experiment with client communication, travel, work settings, and more. Eventually, I dialed in my delivery and found a market aligned with this more efficient way of working. Then COVID hit. COVID forced the world to adapt in a way that removes a lot of waste from our delivery pipelines.

As a fully remote engineer, I am incredibly excited about the future of work! We have the opportunity to create products and services with others around the world that have the potential to make a positive impact like never before.

If you are in Health Tech or new to Remote Work, or anything related to the topics I touched on above, I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line and let me know what resonated with you.