England vs Scotland – Dashboard Week Day 2

Today we were looking at battles in Britain (full task in Andy’s blog here). I didn’t have such a structured process today and definitely suffered for it! I forgot to sketch out my ideas until semi-late in the process and then didn’t even stick to my...

Alien Invasion on Dashboard Week Day One

This week is Dashboard Week for DS14, which means a blog every single day! Andy posts our task around 9am and our first one can be found here. It involved webscraping data about UFO sightings, spooky. Step 1 – Sketch: After a quick peek at what fields were...

How to Create a Waterfall Chart

Back in my old job, I often saw waterfall charts being used to explain which factors were contributing to growth/decline in a particular area. I always thought these were a great visual representation of positive/negative influences, but never got around to creating...

Alteryx Advanced – A Step Up

Today I decided to give the Alteryx Advanced Exam a shot. I didn’t do much specific preparation, but followed Hanna’s advice that the best way to practise is to try the real thing. So how did I do…? I got 75%. So close, but so far! (The pass mark is...

Tableau QA Fears – Justified?

You may remember a blog I wrote at the end of April, all about my hopes and fears for the Tableau QA exam. Well, first things first, I passed – yay! Let’s revisit some of those fears and see if they were justified. Fear #1: Running out of Time This first...