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 4: Bike Sharing

For day 4 of Dashboard Week, DS10 needs to use the Bike-Share API to build an Alteryx app that allow people find bikes in their city and plot a route in Tableau 2018.3.

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What did it take to get into DS10?

It's final interview day for DS11...20 interviews for two spots. I figured what better way to kick off the day than to show everyone what it took to get into DS10. To show the variety that we get, for some of them I've chosen one of their applications and...

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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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