Hannah Millington

Hannah Millington

Hannah Millington

Hannah is a recent recipient of an Economics degree at Lancaster University. During her studies, Hannah nurtured her inherent analytical skillset applying statistical models to solve real-world problems. Wanting to experience the workplace, Hannah undertook a placement position as a Marketing Analyst in the Finance sector. The role’s dependence on data proved to Hannah the importance of data management and its positive relation to operational efficiency.

The Data School has given her the perfect opportunity to apply her studies in a role that solves real problems, engaging with exciting companies from a wide array of industries.

Using Parameters as Filters

Using Parameters as Filters

Last week I built a dashboard which included a worksheet that was operated by a parameter. I also wanted to use a filter on other worksheets included on the dashboard to allow the user more flexibility when analyzing the data. Both my parameter and the filter were...

Formatting a Drill-Down Chart

Formatting a Drill-Down Chart

Following on from my previous blog on how to create a drill-down chart using set actions, this blog will show some ways to format the chart to make it more attractive and intuitive. When you have created a set it functions as a Boolean field which returns ‘In’ or...

Creating Drill-Down Charts using Set Actions

Creating Drill-Down Charts using Set Actions

This is possibly my favorite thing to do create in Tableau. I really like these charts as they give a clear overview at first glance and then allow you to dig deeper into a category to get more info. I created a drill down bar chart for this week’s makeover Monday...

Using a Parameter in Conjunction with a Filter

Using a Parameter in Conjunction with a Filter

DS19's penultimate project saw us working with data from the National Student Survey. My team were tasked with creating a dashboard which allowed the user to compare the results of the NSS between universities. The Aim I wanted to create an interactive chart which...

Top Tips for Virtual Training

Top Tips for Virtual Training

I started training with The Data School in February 2020 as part of DS19. After 6 weeks of training we unfortunately had to start working from home due to Covid-19. We have now just finished our 14th week of training (8th week of being at home) and so we have been...

Dashboard Week – Project Four

Dashboard Week – Project Four

Today was a better day for me - yay! I was stuck in a bit of a self-hate cycle yesterday. I have always had a habit of comparing myself to others in various aspects of my life, and unfortunately this has followed me into the world of work. It doesn’t help that I am...

Dashboard Week – Project 3

Dashboard Week – Project 3

Today the dataset was much more accessible and required only a little bit of Alteryx intervention. The catch with today’s project is that we have to create a dashboard both in Tableau and in PowerBI. We just had to transpose 6 excel sheets and then join them all...

Dashboard Week – Project One

Dashboard Week – Project One

First day of Dashboard Week - ahhhh! The data for today was about drone usage across the United States. The first challenge of the day was exporting data from a google map as a KML and then importing into Alteryx. 09:35: finally got some sort of data into Alteryx –...

Gantt Charts, Date Formatting & Date Scaffolding.

Gantt Charts, Date Formatting & Date Scaffolding.

Gantt charts are similar to bar charts, but they have a specified starting point and a dimension to define the length of the bar. They are mainly used for time analysis, project management and timetabling. For the client project last I was tasked with analyzing shift...

An Introduction to Parameters

On day 9 at the Data School we were introduced to parameters in Tableau and their different uses. It was a bit of a face-palm moment for me as I realised how much I’d over-complicated them in my application vizzes! A parameter is a function which allows a level of...