After graduating with a degree in astrophysics, Matt joined the Sanger Institute in 1997 as a data manager processing DNA sequencing data. Francis then moved into software programming and wrote the code that powered the sequencing pipeline. Two years ago, Francis discovered Tableau Software and realized it could change how his team monitored the pipeline. Moving from simple charts to interactive dashboards, the team now considers Tableau Software to be an integral part of its sequencing operations. The Sanger Institute expects that Tableau will play a core part in its future development plans. Francis now spends his time wrangling data and creating dashboards. He enjoys seeing jaws drop as people experience Tableau for the first time.