Dashboard Week – Day 5: Adventures in Power BI

For the final day of our dashboard week we were set a new challenge – to make a dashboard in Power BI. I had never even seen anyone use this software before, but have been excited to try it for a while. So this was always going to be an interesting morning. As...

Dashboard Week – Day 3: US Census Data

Today I encountered some very frustrating issues very early on. The data we were intending to use came in a SAS format which, upon trying to access in alteryx I found to be locked and actually to be in a .sas7bdat format which I could not seem to unlock even after...

Dashboard Week – Day 2: Google Copyright data

Today I was faced with a great deal of time pressure – leaving the DS at 2 in the afternoon for a teaching commitment meant I had to approach today’s challenge in a different way, and in many ways reign in the scope of my project on what is a very...

Dashboard Week Day 1: European Water Quality Data

And so it begins… Here at the Data School, this week is Dashboard week. This means that every day this week myself and my DS17 colleagues will be tasked each morning with prepping some data, vizzing it and writing a blog about it all by 5pm so that we can...