Andy, a member of the Tableau Zen Master Hall of Fame, started using Tableau in 2007 when he was desperate for help to quickly create dashboards using SSAS cubes. Since then, it’s been Andy’s personal mission to help as many people as possible “see and understand” their data with Tableau, which is the focus of his role as Head Coach at The Information Lab’s Data School. Data is knowledge, but Andy believes that seeing data is insight.
In August 2009 he launched vizwiz.com, which provides examples of data visualization best practices, methods for improving existing work, and tips and tricks with Tableau Software. He writes two weekly series: Makeover Monday and Tableau Tip Tuesday. Andy also founded the weekly Tableau Community project Workout Wednesday. He also writes on datavizdoneright.com along with Coach Carl, a site created to highlight data visualisation best practices.
DS20 is underway. The work they created to get into the Data School was quite impressive.
The Freedom of Information Act was established in America in 1975. For their last day of Dashboard Week, DS19 will see what they can find about every single request made.
Bug get splattered on windshields all the time. Research in Denmark have seen that it’s led to a decline in their population. DS19 will find out why.
For day 3 of Dashboard Week, DS19 will be creating a KPI dashboard with both PowerBI and Tableau based on long-term productivity data.
It’s day 2 of Dashboard Week for DS19 and they will be creating a KPI dashboard based on flights in and out of SFO.
For dashboard week day 1, DS19 will focus on analyzing data about drones in America.
It’s the last day of Dashboard Week for DS18 and they are tasked with visualizing data from Gapminder.
For day 4 of Dashboard Week, DS18 will participate in Viz for Social Good to help visualize childhood obesity in the UK.
For Dashboard Week day 3, the team will need to visualize data from Wikipedia about Unesco World Heritage sites in PowerBI.
DS18 is broken after day 1, so day 2 should be more fun as they analyze pinball machines around the world.
Dashboard week has arrived for DS18 and for week 1 Soha (DS9) and Ellie (DS11) have found a great data set about facilities subject to EPA regulations.
DS19 is three weeks into their training. Here’s what it took for them to get in.
DS18 joined us in December, so it’s time to look back at what they did to get into The Data School.
It’s the last day of dashboard week and the team will be focusing on creating a KPI dashboard in Power BI.
There’s always a twist for Dashboard Week. Today, DS17 has to use Tableau 8 to analyze student registers in California universities.
What’s Dashboard Week without some messy data? Today DS17 will be analyzing the US Survey of Income and Program Participation.
For dashboard week day 2, DS17 is task with analyzing copyright infringement requests on Google’s Transparency Report.
What better way is there to welcome DS17 back from the holidays than Dashboard Week? Over the last few cohorts, I’ve gone from extremely difficult (especially with data prep), to fairly simple data sets that help them focus more on the aesthetics and analysis. This...