Create Your Viz
Choose any data set you want! We mean it; from politics to sport, TV and popular culture. Tableau provide many data sets on their resources page. Still unsure of what data to use? Check out the 90+ datasets available on the Makeover Monday website or our list of Tableau Ready Datasets. Our top tip is to find data that interests you.
Now the fun begins! Once you have your data set, you can begin creating your winning viz! Once it’s ready, publish it for all to see. Need help? Get in touch with any of the team or coaches! We’re more than happy to give advice and guidance. There are plenty of training videos on Tableau Public and tons of tips written by Data Schoolers past and present.
Once your work is live on Tableau Public and collecting love from the community, click on ‘Apply Now’ button below for the cohort you wish to apply for! Let our team of coaches help improve your viz. We review all visualisations sent our way and if you get it in early, we’ll provide feedback for you to make it even better. While you’re at it, send us a nice note too. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
If we see passion, creativity and a flair for data, we'll follow up with you personally and invite you in for an interview with the team.
Select an upcoming cohort
We are always accepting applications and you may apply for any open cohort at any time. When applying, be sure to specify if you are applying for the February, June or October cohort. Please be sure you are registered on our mailing list to receive all of the details.
No; you will be paid to attend the Data School. You will become an employee of The Information Lab on a fixed term contract for 28 months. Expect to spend four (4) months in the Data School and then the remainder of the time working on placements with clients.
Not currently. We may offer this in the future.
Expect to work for clients who have large data problems. Whilst these could occur in just about any industry sector, we anticipate placements being with large financial services clients, as well as retail and media clients.
A place at the Data School is a full time role. We don’t expect it to feel like work though, we expect it to be a lot of fun!
There is no formal qualification planned from the Data School. You will, however, be expected to take certification exams in Tableau Server, Tableau Desktop and Alteryx Designer.