Week 1 roundup: Alteryx and an intro to Tableau Server

by Anna Noble

A new group of eight people entering the Data School means eight new bloggers to welcome to the internet. To make it easy for you to follow their journey, we’ll be posting a weekly roundup of the teams’ blog posts as they go through The Information Lab’s four-month training program.

Day 1 was all about introductions

Tom Pilgrem shares his ten-month journey from Tableau public to 33 Cannon St
Timothy Manning gets some viz inspiration on his first day
Nora-ann Westrate loves the passion and enthusiasm at The Information Lab
Laura Scavino tells you about her fears and expectations
Robbin Vernooij did some interesting data collection
Jevon Da Costa is ready to learn and start sharing knowledge with you all
Ollie Clarke has swapped a life of choral singing for data visualisation and analysis
Gauthier Bonnot not everyone is a “coding ninja” but “everyone is genius in their own way”

Day 2 Tableau Server

Tableau Server guru Jonathan MacDonald took the reigns on day two and got them talking about scheduling, alerts and permissions.
What on earth is Tableau Server?
5 Tips & Tricks Tableau Server & an Avocado Tree

Day 3 & 4 Alteryx time

Chris LoveAndre de Vries took over for the rest of the week for some data cleaning and analysis in Alteryx.

Alteryx. You had me at hello
Why should I use Alteryx?
The beauty of data: my first project on Alteryx
Combining Data in Tableau & Alteryx
Alteryx 3 Tips that got me started

Day 5 Friday means DS presentations

Every Friday at 3pm in The Data School is presentation time for the current cohort.  The team get to share something they have worked on during the week with the rest of the group and often with a wider audience, such as a client or sometimes a webex link is shared on Twitter.  Look out for Andy Kriebel‘s tweets if you’re interested.

Week One Done and dusted – In a review of his first week, Tom Pilgrem shares what his first presentation involved.