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.
For Dashboard Week day 2, the team will be visualising data about battlefield sites in the U.K.
For Dashboard Week day 1, DS14 will be scraping and visualizing data from the National UFO Reporting Center Online Database.
Last week I ran a teaching session with DS13 where I took them through my process for: Approaching an unfamiliar data setChoosing the most effective chartsUnderstanding how to leverage layout containersPutting together the final dashboard Last July, I demoed my...
From what my kids tell me, tonight is supposed to be an epic night. Avengers Endgame is released at midnight to theatres all around the world. They don't have tickets for the midnight showing (you know, school and all the next day), so they'll be doing their best to...
Now that DS14 is in their fourth week of training, I wanted to look back at their applications so you can see what it takes to get into The Data School.
Dashboard week is upon DS13. The basic idea is that the team is given a data source, they prep the data, create a visualization, and write a blog post. The blogging is going to be a struggle for some of them, but oh well, they’ll have to get over it. Here are the...
For their final day of Dashboard Week, DS12 will need to visualize one month of hourly traffic counts at stations across the U.S.
With Power BI day behind them, we move onto day 4 in which the team will be analyzing drought conditions in America. Requirements: They must use the REST API to download the Comprehensive Statistics.They are more than welcome to supplement it with additional data....
For Dashboard Week day 3, the team will visualize data about 311 calls to the City of New Orleans using Power BI
For day 2, the team will need to visualize historical results of the London Marathon.
For day 2, the team will need to visualize data about Star Wars.
There were 62 people going for 8 spots in DS13. What did they created to get in?
DS12 is now halfway through their training. In this post, I reflect back on what it took for them to get into The Data School.
Coach Andy and Coach Carl take you through tips on how to Investigate new data sets, laying out a dashboard, and working with containers
It’s the last day of Dashboard Week before the Christmas break and DS11 has to visualize the Internet Boy Bands database. This should be fun!
For dashboard week day 4, DS11 will analyze data from the City of Seattle to understand cycling traffic at three cycle counters around the city.
It’s dashboard week day 3, which means time for a bit of a change. For day 3, the team must use Power BI to visualize US Department of Education Foreign Gifts and Contracts Report.
Inspired by #TC18, Dashboard Week day 2 will look at New Orleans Police Department body worn camera videos.