Blair Alagoa

Blair Alagoa

Blair Alagoa

Blair first experienced how data could be used to build a compelling narrative during his time as a Psychology student at the University of Kent. His experience of designing an experiment, collecting and analysing data and reporting the findings left a strong impression on him, having attempted to reveal something new about the world through the use of data. After graduating, Blair sought new opportunities to interact with data at a deeper, more insightful level and become a more effective storyteller. 

Having never previously used a data visualisation tool, Blair’s imagination was blown open by the ease in which large datasets could be pried open to reveal unexpected and question provoking insights while getting to grips with Tableau. Attending a Data School event, and seeing how Alteryx allowed data to be controlled in the same meticulous manner a psychology experiment would, sealed the deal. From then, Blair was certain that The Data School provided an excellent path to develop in his data driven journey.

In his spare time Blair likes to practice his piano and guitar playing, make music, do street photography and try to (often unsuccessfully) find people who play lacrosse.

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