Did Expectations match Reality?

4 months, I was a giddy kipper having just survived my first week at Data School…in my excitement I wrote this blog outlining what I thought would happen in the following four months. Well now, sadly, this is my last week in the Data School before I have to go...

#ironviz – Mapping for Victory

When Tableau first launched their 2017 #ironviz competition I was over the moon! A geospatial competition? In Tableau? I’m in! Armed with a little bit of Alteryx spatial processing knowledge and a lot of enthusiasm, I set my challenge; “Map every building,...

FML Week: Dashboard #4 – Andy’s Run Data

Final day, final viz, final blog! Andy must have been in an extra pleasant mood as he saved us the pain of doing any Alteryx for this challenge, that alleviated the pressure somewhat. This final challenge was to look at run training data collected by Runkeeper. To be...

Kill me now week: #Dashboard 3 Noncommunicable Diseases

Today actually started pretty good! The challenge Andy set seemed pretty straightforward; download all of the csv files and mush them together and make a dashboard. The first 2 parts went pretty well. Downloading the csv files I started by grabbing a list of all the...

Brain Ache Week: Dashboard #2 International Migrants

Of all the crappy spreadsheet in all the world, Andy had to give us this monstrosity to challenge us. “It’ll be easy” he said…hmmmm we’ll see. Here’s the spreadsheet: An Excel users dream, a Tableau users worst nightmare! A summary...