Dashboard Week Day 4: Working with Other Data Viz Tools

by Andy Kriebel

Each cohort (typically) gets a day in the week when they need to use a different data viz tool other than Tableau. For day 4, they can choose between Power BI, Qlikview, and Looker.

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They will need to collect data about local events via an API, request a key, and use the auth parameter in Alteryx to get the data. The API can be found on github.


  1. They must return all events that are within 50 miles of their hometown or from where they currently live.
  2. Return the distance from their location to the event.
  3. Return all fields available in the API.

This is a pretty straightforward API so I don’t expect it to take more than an hour or so. After that, they need to create their viz, publish it to the web, and write about their experience getting the data, what they thought about the application they used, and what they created.

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