Gregory Rimmer

Gregory Rimmer

Gregory Rimmer

It was over the course of a two year stint working as a management consultant that Gregg decided to embark on a career in data analysis. Realising that the favourite part of his week was building models in Excel, he began to gravitate towards more of that type of work. He enjoyed solving this type of problem, even as he came to discover how these issues could be resolved in a few clicks with the right software and teaching.

Coming out of university with a degree in History closed off many roles in this space, which is why he was attracted to the Data School’s openness to people from wildly different backgrounds. In contrast to every other application experience he had encountered, it was the Data School’s process that convinced him that this would be a perfect move. He loved delving into the example dataset, picking it apart and researching the topic to try to understand and explain interesting patterns.

Outside of work, Gregg is a keen runner (when he isn’t injured!) and a recovering video game addict. Eating to live and living to eat, he has a particular fondness for cheese, which may also be a hangover from his childhood days in France.

My Top 5 DS Moments

With only a couple days before the end of my Data School training I'm feeling prematurely nostalgic. These past 4 months have been a fantastic experience in so many different ways and I thought I'd pick out my own 'top 5' favs. 1. A new (data) world of...

Dashboard Week – Day 5

The final challenge of DW is an abridged one, with blogs needing to be published and Dashboards complete by 1pm to be ready for an afternoon of presentations. Andy's weapon of choice today was a dataset containing a month's worth of US interstate traffic records,...

Dashboard Week – Day 4

Now that we're four days in, it kind of feels like we're getting the hang of this Dashboard Week thing. Most importantly, I think we're all getting better at scoping our work, being reasonable in our ambitions and we're continuously getting quicker at every stage of...

Dashboard Week – Day 3

Introducing Power BI Day 3 brings us a very different challenge as we are tasked with using Power BI to build our dashboards. Today's data comes from the City of New Orleans open database, covering 311 call history (the local government's information and non-emergency...

Dashboard Week – Day 2

Day 2 was actually day 1 for me after taking the day off on Monday - and I could feel the cobwebs from that additional 24 hour period as I started on today's challenge. Looking at London Marathon data seemed promising for me, since I have an interest in running but I...

Tableau’s ‘Replace References’ feature

I feel an urgent need to blog about a simple feature in Tableau that just potentially saved me from hours of retrospective code-amending and checking. My almost nightmare Let me start with some context. I've spent the last few days exploring a dataset in Tableau and...

Creating control charts in Tableau

Control charts are a great way to quickly visualise outliers or significant values in an analysis. Learn how to create them in Tableau by following the instructions in this blog.