Andy Kriebel

Andy, a five-time Tableau Zen Master, stumbled upon Tableau in 2007 when he was desperate for help to quickly create dashboards using SSAS cubes. Since then, it’s been Andy’s personal mission to help as many people as possible “see and understand” their data with Tableau, which is the focus of his role as Head Coach at The Information Lab’s Data School. Data is knowledge, but Andy believes that seeing data is insight.

In August 2009 he launched vizwiz.com, which provides examples of data visualization best practices, methods for improving existing work, and tips and tricks with Tableau Software. He writes three weekly series: Makeover MondayTableau Tip Tuesday, and Workout Wednesday. He also writes on datavizdoneright.com every Thursday, a site created to highlight data visualisation best practices.

Diversity | It’s what makes the Data School so great

The people we hire and the application process to get into the Data School are unique as far as I know in the data analytics world (and probably tech worldwide too). This has resulted in a very diverse set of trainees. We've broken down gender barriers; nearly 50% of...

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What did it take to be a part of DS6?

With DS5 finishing this past week and cohort 6 starting in June 12th, I thought it would be useful to see what it took for DS6 to get into The Data School. As part of the application process, we require people to submit something in Tableau Public. This can be with...

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Dashboard Week Day 2 – International Migrants

First, some seriously amazing output in day 1! Kudos to the team! Check out their blog posts. Day 2 looks at migrants around the world. Here's the assignment: Get the data from this website. The data is about International migrants by age, sex and origin (Data)....

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Dashboard Week | My favorite week at the Data School

Each and every cohort has to go through their own version of Hell Week Dashboard Week and DS5 has it coming to them starting today. The point of Dashboard Week is to get them working very, very quickly through a brand new data set each day. Some days require data...

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What did it take to get into DS5?

With DS4 finishing this week and cohort 5 starting in less than two weeks, I thought it would be useful to see what it took for DS5 to get into The Data School. As part of the application process, we require people to submit something in Tableau Public. This can be...

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Sizing up the Data School | A fun afternoon of vizzing

This morning on my walk to the Data School, I had an idea. I've been wanting to do an IronViz-style competition in the Data School and had it on the diary for this afternoon, but I didn't have a data set picked out yet. Then I got to thinking...Bethany had been...

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EXASOL at the Data School

This is a guest post by Eva Murray, Tableau Evangelist at EXASOL. Finding talent in the BI market is not an easy task, as many organizations in the industry can confirm. This is especially true if you're looking for consultants who combine their technical skills with...

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Who’s Who in DS4?

The next cohort of the Data School (a.k.a. DS4) starts in just under two weeks. Previously I wrote about the amazing visualisations they created for their final interviews, but today I want to highlight their Tableau Public profiles so that you can follow them even...

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What did it take to get into DS4?

Our next cohort of The Data School begins their training in early October. I thought I’d share a bit of insight into their final interviews. First, let me explain how the interview process works. It’s a two-part interview, with one candidate in each of the two...

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Now Accepting Applications for Cohort 4 of The Data School

It's that time again. We're starting the search for the next set of data junkies to join us at the Data School. The current team will be completing their training at the end of August, so we've begun the search for the best, most enthusiastic talent to join us...

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