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, 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 along with Coach Carl, a site created to highlight data visualisation best practices.

Dashboard Week Day 2 Recap: American Time Use Survey

For day 2, the team had to visualize the American Time Use Survey. Read all about it here. There were multiple methods for getting the data, which made for interesting presentations this morning. Some chose to parse the PDFs, others chose to join all of the individual...

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The Data School Is Expanding

As of this writing, 64 brilliantly talented women and men have graduated from The Data School. When I think about it, it's crazy! 64! Already?? Where has the time gone? As we head full steam into our third year, we have some big news to share. WE'RE EXPANDING!!!...

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Dashboard Week Day 3: Rick and Morty

Today's challenge comes from my son Oscar. He's a huge Rick and Morty fan (I'm totally clueless about it) and he saw a post on reddit to the Rick and Morty API. According to the website: The Rick and Morty API (or ShlaAPI) is a RESTful API based on the television show...

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What is it like to be a client working with The Data School?

One of the foundations of the Data School curriculum is the client projects. Essentially, we identify clients that have problems they need solved, dashboards they need built, etc. and the Data Schoolers work on these for a week each. But not a week really. Only about...

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