Eve Thomas

Eve graduated with a BSC in History from Kent University and an MSC in HR Management from Sussex University. After graduating she spent two years working as a TEFL Teacher in South America and Madrid, which is where she discovered her passion for teaching.

After returning to the UK she worked in recruitment with the aim to improve her interpersonal and business skills. It was whilst working in recruitment that she came across The Data School. After selling the role to candidates and trying her hand at Tableau, she discovered the importance of making data more accessible and understandable for others decided to apply!

Passing the Tableau QA Exam (second time’s the charm!)

Last week I’m thrilled to say that I passed my Tableau QA exam. For me however the road to passing the QA exam was a real challenge. The first time I took the exam I missed out my just 1% which was bitterly disappointing! In this blog I have tried to come up with some really good tips for others who struggle with severe exam stress…

Dashboard week – Day 4 – A day of Prep and Power BI

Today’s theme was everyone’s favourite – COLD CALLING! The data we had to work with today was from the FCC who have recorded every complaint about cold calling made across the US since October 2014… Looking back I do feel as though I spent at least a quarter of my...

Dashboard Week Day 3: Rural Electricity Demand in India

Today we were tasked with PDF scraping! The data we had to analyse came from Harvard Dataverse looking at rural electricity demand in India. Our task was to scrape the PDF of the original questionnaire to retrieve the question headers, and then then to join them back...

Dashboard Week – Day 2

Today we were challenged to web scrape the parliamentary rules database - we WERE NOT allowed to download the ready made raw data from the website, but to create our own raw dataset using Alteryx! Web-scraping is not my strong point as it can involve ALOT of Regex....

Dashboard Week – Day 1 – Design Census Survey Data

So here we are already at Dashboard week - the last 2 and half months has flown by! Today we were tasked with looking at survey data from the 2019 Design Census. I've always hated working with survey data as I always seem to make something involving bar charts, and as...

How to create a density map in Tableau using Hexbins

Last week I wrote a blog post on how to create a density map using Alteryx (find it here). However, if you don’t have Alteryx to hand or you just want to improve your Tableau skills then here is an alternative way to make a density map in Tableau using hexbins. To...

Creating a simple highlight parameter action in Tableau

In my recent Makeover Monday viz (W33) I had a go at using parameter actions! Here is a very simple step by step guide which will hopefully help you to do the same! Viz link: https://tabsoft.co/2kPNIyN To create a simple parameter action, we first need to create our...

Why attend a Meet & Greet at The Data School?

Almost everyone who currently works at The Data School attended a meet & greet before securing a place. So what is it about our meet & greets that will give you the edge over a fellow candidate? Maybe it's the Pizza... maybe it's the free beer... or maybe it's...

My Expectations of The Data School

Having graduated with a degree in History and an MSC in HR Management, if you had told me 5 years ago that I would be kick starting a career in data at the age of 27, I would have thought you were joking! I was first intro’d to The Data School whilst working at GRB....