George’s previous career as a management consultant exposed him to the impact accessible data can have on an organisation’s strategy and operations. He enjoyed the data discovery and analysis part of his role so much he decided to leave the rest of it behind to join the Data School.
George discovered Tableau through his application to the Data School and was immediately excited by the ease of use and the speed to insight it enabled. He is looking forward to combining his focus on excellent client service with his new skills with Tableau and Alteryx to provide actionable data insights to his clients.
In his downtime you can find George at playing board games at the pub, kitesurfing at the beach or skiing on the slopes.
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Day 3 of dashboard week and its Google Analytics and the Data School Blog
Day 2 of dashboard week beckons, after a challenging start yesterday I’m on more familiar ground here.
The 6Ps above are words to live by, especially in dashboard week. Unfortunately I (re)learned that the hard way today.
As an admin you might want to know what content on your server is being viewed most regularly and which views your users are finding most useful.
Last week was the first week of client projects at the data school. I bravely/foolhardily volunteered to be the first project manager for the team. We are using a scrum style project management methodology, breaking tasks up into chunks and iterating quickly on them. Most of the team hadn’t used it before so it was a learning experience for all of us.
How to get an axis to the top of the screen
In my last blog I cleaned up the data that we are going to use for my bump chart - now I'll take you through how to make it. First lets create our initial view This creates a nice initial graph of population over time - now we want to transform this into a bump chart...
I'm going to take you through how to recreate this rather lovely chart of state population on the left from Vox (click to enlarge). But first we need to get the data into Tableau in a format we can use. I've downloaded the data that Vox has used and imported it into...
Line charts are a great tool to quickly see trends over time however you might want to add a an add a coloured dot at the end of the line
Stop waiting for Tableau to calculate every change you make
So after swanning around in the USA for 2 weeks I started my time at the Data School - a week after everyone else. Thankfully on day 1 I didn't feel too far behind as we learnt the basics of Alteryx, something that not many of us had used before. My data school...