The Data School Blog

Looking back on Week #1

How would I describe the first week at The Data School? I would have to say intense but fun! It was quite overwhelming; lots of new people to meet, lots of information to take in, lots of theory to learn, lots of presentation skills practice (the thing I dread the...

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Data School Week 1- Where to start?

Where do I even begin? Day 1 at the Data School was exhilarating and overwhelming all at once.  I felt the excitement that comes from doing what you love, combined with moments of mild panic when asked to sketch a viz for a data set, and you have no idea where to...

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An approach to Viz Makeovers

Since today is Monday, and every Monday is a MakeoverMonday, I thought this is the perfect time to share my approach to viz makeovers. During the first few days in DS5 we were doing lots of makeovers, and the week’s highlight was to present the makeover of our initial...

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Expectations vs Reality

It’s been a week at The Data School already and it’s flown by quickly, which is good because it means I’m enjoying it. But is it living up to expectations? That’s not easier to answer as I didn’t have any expectations when starting at The Data School, apart from the...

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Why Data School is Amazing

The first week at Data School has come to an end for all of us in DS5. So far every single day was extremely exciting and by the end of the week I was confident that this is the best place to start a career in data visualisation. Here are my reasons why Data School is amazing.

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#MakeoverMadness

On Wednesday Andy set us the challenge of making over our Data School application viz, which needed to be presented on Thursday afternoon. This instantly filled me with dread as it took me about 3 days to build my original viz and I was pretty happy with the original,...

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Time keeps slipping away

When you're using Tableau time seems to fly by, one minute your just getting started and the next it's late at night and you still have plenty more to do. Yesterday Andy asked us to design a viz based on a data set look at time utilisation, a pretty straightforward...

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Day #1…It has only just begun

I'm not a natural blogger, in fact I'm not even much of a presence on social media (maybe it's my age or maybe it's my poor attitude...who knows) but I do understand that it is important to build your own personal brand and being at the Data School is the perfect...

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