Aj Basnet

Aj Basnet

Aj Basnet

Aj demonstrated his interest in data analytics during his undergraduate degree in Economics, however it was only during this time working as business consultant in Kenya, where he realised he had developed a passion for the subject. Through correct data visualization, he realised how data can be used to analysed different trends which can be used to make key business decisions. After discovering Tableau he played around with it everyday for a month before applying for The Data School.

After travelling in his gap year, he started Youth-4-Youth Nepal a youth-led microfinance initiative. Outside data analytics, he enjoys taking part in different sports and socialising.

The Data School – Reflection

The Data School – Reflection

I know how cliché it sounds but the last four months really does feel like a blur. I remember meeting my fellow DS6ers for the first time in the lobby like it was just yesterday. All of had diverse background, life experiences, strengths and weaknesses but we all...

How to keep your data up-to-date in Tableau server?

How to keep your data up-to-date in Tableau server?

Having the up-to-date information is vital for any business since this will help any decision makers to obtain all of the key information before making any decisions.Tableau server can be configured so that any published workbooks which are connected to data extracts...

Switzerland – Public transportation

Switzerland – Public transportation

This was definitely one the toughest day of not only the dashboard week but also the data school generally. Our task for today was to get public transportation data of a city (or a country in my case) and make a viz out of it.  We would have to find a suitable API,...

Making mistakes and Wine menus

Making mistakes and Wine menus

It is only the second day of the dashboard week and the pressure of daily project turnover has been both fun and demanding. The limitation on time means we have to make decisions on the contents of our dashboard relatively early on. Making wrong decisions will lead to...

NBA’s top shooters w/ heatmap

NBA’s top shooters w/ heatmap

This is the week which past data schoolers only whisper of, current data schoolers completely dread and Andy Kriebel absolutely loves. It is the infamous Dashboard week. In case you are unaware of dashboard week,  every day throughout this week we get a new data set...

Order of Operation w/ LODs

Order of Operation w/ LODs

When we learn algebra one of the most fundamental thing we learn is the concept of BIDMAS/BODMAS. To anyone who does not remember it from their maths class, this is essentially the order of operations algebra calculation should be performed. The order is Brackets,...

Lesson from completing Makeover Monday in 1 hour

Lesson from completing Makeover Monday in 1 hour

The DS6 had to do this week’s Makeover Monday along with a room full of attendants in the Exasol’s Xperience conference in Berlin. We had one hour to complete the task live. The data set we were given were the tourist data in Berlin and Brandenburg area. Looking at...

Spatial Analytics on Alteryx

Spatial Analytics on Alteryx

Alteryx uses the spatial object which can be used for spatial analytics. It does this by generating geo points using longitude and latitude from the data set. These points can be combined to make a polyline and polygons. This data can be used to get insight into how...

BASIC tools to get you started in Alteryx

BASIC tools to get you started in Alteryx

So you have decided to plunge in the deep end and decide to learn Alteryx. Yes, I do agree the interface looks rather intimidating and it seems like there are endless features. This blog post will help you to just get familiar with some of the basic tool to get you...

Learning Alteryx without a Computer

Learning Alteryx without a Computer

  Like most first time users of Tableau, I was marvelously impressed with how easy it is to make vizs, analyze data and of course using mapping feature. However, the more I used it more I realized it only works properly if data is formatted properly. This became my...