Adi McCrea

Adi McCrea

Adi McCrea

Having spent the early part of her career teaching high school Geography, Adi became acutely aware of the need to develop better ways to help people understand new information. Later, through completing a master’s degree in Geographical Information Science, Adi conducted spatial analysis and spatial statistics using ArcGIS, QGIS, PostgreSQL and R. During her MSc thesis Adi found an affinity with processing large ‘dirty’ datasets to tell compelling stories.

Post-MSc, Adi worked on epidemiological studies investigating the link between exposure to environmental pollution and the occurrence of chronic illness. While driven by contributing to compelling research, Adi became frustrated by the academic environment and looked to find something that would fuel her passions. After attending a “Meet and Greet” event showcasing the team of passionate data professionals and world-class coaching, Adi believes she has found this in The Data School.

Off the clock, Adi loves open water swimming, triathlon, singing and eating.

Dashboard Week: Day 5 – Toilet Humour

Straight Flush   Well, dashboard week is officially over for DS9. It has been, by far, my favourite week of the DataSchool so far and I'm hoping to take a lot of good lessons forward. Before I share some reflections on the week though I've got to share some of the...

Dashboard Week: Day 4 – Some American Sport?

Kriebel crushes DS with every baseball game ever Yeah. American sports. Not much of a fan. Sorry Andy and Carl I do enjoy sport though I've never really been inducted into the joys of baseball or football or whatever else there is. I guess I'm missing out, right? In...

Dashboard Week: Day 2 – How do Americans Spend Their Time?

'Merica - heck yes!! Today, we're diving straight into some complex survey data. The American Time Use Survey offers us self-reported data on how Americans spend their time. Everything from personal grooming, mowing those huge lawns, playing ping pong and socialising....

Dashboard Week: Day 1, Prudential Ride London

It's been a busy few days here at DS HQ The DS9 squad are all taking the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate Exam. DS10 has just kicked off (welcome, guys!). We're imminently moving to a new home to accommodate our growing family. It's all go. What better time to get...

Serving it up tabcmd style – Tableau Server and tab command

Taking control of Tableau Server with tab command Tableau Server moves work, data and insight from the desktops of individuals to the screens of the people that need it. Upload, share, investigate, publish across an entire organisation. Get insights on insights with...

Data Gym – keeping in shape: shapefiles and tableau

Integrating spatial files into Tableau is quite a recent addition. It's also an absolutely marvellous addition. You can read, in depth, how to work with them in Tableau here. In today's post I'm only going to focus on the actual architecture of the shapefile.   Quick...

Insert Key Word Here. The art of successful blogging.

Things are about to get pretty meta as I blog about DS alumnus Anna Noble talking to us about writing good blogs.   Anna's top tips: Pick a good title Use headings Include a byline Use key words and tags to help search engines pick up content Complete the metadata   ...

Wednesday wisdom – design essentials from Caroline Beavon

Much of the training here at Data School HQ involves becoming proficient, and then expert, in software tools to process and display data. Getting immersed in the technical detail of new tools can make it tough to step back and see the broader picture. Luckily, we have...

Quick tip Tuesday – two little nuggets to aid efficiency

First on the list - the 'Show Me' tab. Show Me or not Show Me, that is the question. The answer? Like most things, it depends. Show Me can be a great help at the very beginning of your Tableau journey. Clicking it gives some ideas about the sorts of charts that are...

Quickview summary statistics in your worksheet

Getting a little lost in the detail? Stop, rewind, Worksheet -> Show Summary Understanding the nature of your data will play a huge part in how you process it, your choice of analyses or statistics and, ultimately, what you end up visualising. Exploring key elements...

Day 0 – arriving late to one party but on time for another

            I missed the boat on starting DS9 on June 11th with the rest of the team. I was on a different boat. In Fiji. Glide on over to my Twitter feed (@AdiBop_) if you want to see many repetitive images of sun/sea/sky. Anyhow, after 30 hours of travel, I made it...