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.
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...
At the end of week 2 for each new cohort, we pair them up with a member of the "older" cohort in training at the same time. So this week, each person in DS18 is paired up with someone from DS17. I randomly assigned them by having them pair up alphabetically in each...
We’ve had powerlifting, boy bands, and today tops them all…Breaking Bad!
Day 4 of Dashboard Week comes with the caveat that the team needs to use a BI tool OTHER than Tableau. They’ll be analyzing robocalls.
Many would consider electricity a human right. But does everyone have access? For day 3, DS16 will analyze a survey about electricity demand in India.
Parliament has A LOT of rules. How many? What are they about? DS16 will let us know for Dashboard Week day 2.
DS17 has been with us for a couple of weeks now, so it’s time to look back at what they did to get into The Data School.
Dashboard week is here for DS16. For their first day, they get to spend time visualizing messy survey data.
We’re often asked by applicants what it takes to get into The Data School. In this post, I show you what it took for those in DS16.
For their last day of dashboard week, DS15 will be visualizing Uber movement data.
For day 5, DS15 will be getting exposure to other BI tools. First they’ll collect the data, then visualize it in a tool other than Tableau.
For dashboard week day 3, DS15 will be practicing KPI dashboards on desktop and mobile.
Day 2 is here and DS15 will have to learn how to parse PDFs, which is no simple task. The data comes from Diamond League, a track and field competition.
Dashboard Week is here for DS15 and for day 1, they need to scrape all of the new men’s and women’s clothing from the ASOS website and analyze it in Tableau.