Andy Kriebel

Andy, a five-time Tableau Zen Master, stumbled upon 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 three weekly series: Makeover MondayTableau Tip Tuesday, and Workout Wednesday. He also writes on every Thursday, a site created to highlight data visualisation best practices.

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!!!   We...

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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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Dashboard Week Day 1: American Housing Survey

And we're off. For week 1 of Dashboard Week, DS7 has to download, parse, prep and visualize data from the American Housing Survey. Here's what they have to do: Download the data and table definitions here. Using Alteryx, import and prep the data (this is the messy...

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It’s Dashboard Week v7!

We were supposed to have a project for a client this week, but it had to be delayed at the last minute. Instead the team gets to experience Dashboard Week. Each cohort before them has gone through different flavors and it starts Monday for DS7. The point of Dashboard...

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What did it take to get into DS7?

As I've done with nearly all of the previous cohorts at The Data School, allow me to introduce you to our next cohort, DS7, beginning their training on October 2nd. We had a record 68 applications, three early acceptances, and 19 interviews in one day for the final...

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