Harry Cooney

Harry Cooney

Harry Cooney

Harry first came across data analysis in his Psychology degree. He quickly realised that this was actually the part of the course he was enjoying most. A weeks work experience in data analytics confirmed it was the industry that would be most enjoyable and fulfilling to him. To develop his skills in data analysis he completed an online data science course and discovered Tableau. The speed and creativity it allowed further cemented his desire to work with data. He immediately started collecting and visualizing data on topics that interest him, and listening to podcasts related to data analytics. It was through one of these podcasts that he heard about the Data School and knew it was ideal. He is looking forward to learning how to use Tableau and Alteryx to solve business problems.

Outside of data Harry enjoys travel, football (watching and playing) and socialising.

Dashboard Week Day 2: New Orleans Police Body-Cam Usage

For our second day of Dashboard week we were given the task of visualising the New Orleans police body-cam data set. There was minimal data prep required but the data itself was limited. It only contained when, where and for how long each recording took place (and the...

Dashboard Week Day 1: NYC Ploughing

For our first day of Dashboard Week we were given the task of visualising ploughing in New York during snow storms. The original article from which the task was based (found here) looked into plough utilisation on November 15th 2018 due to the poor response to the...

Automating my Former Job Using Alteryx

Background Before joining the Data School, I worked as a Pricing and Revenue Analyst for a car rental company. The job title was fancy, and the advert intriguing. Promising analysis of previous and current market trends, development of competitive pricing strategies...

Uploading and Updating to Alteryx Server

To upload a workflow to Alteryx server first connect to the server through Options > Manage Server Credentials and then completing the login to the server using the correct URL. You can then begin saving the workflow to the server by choosing File > Save As > Add a...

What Are Data Joins?

For a long time I didn't understand how joins work, and had to wing it when combining data sets. That time is no more and I am writing this blog to share my new knowledge and confirm to myself that I actually do understand data joins. A data join is when two data sets...

Using Tableau Prep to Clean Personality Test Data

This week at the Data School we learned how to use Tableau Prep to prepare data. After training with the tool in the morning we were given the afternoon to find a data set and use Tableau Prep to clean it before visualising it in Tableau. I chose the results of online...

Tableau: How to Swap Sheets in a Dashboard

To swap sheets in a dashboard parameters must be used. First make the sheets that need to be swapped, I’ve made a scatter plot and a map. Then create a parameter, I’ve named mine “View Map or Scatter.” The data type should be a string and the allowable values should...

How To Make A Calendar In Tableau

During Head Coach Andy Kriebel's Tableau Zen Master Tips & Tricks - Chart Edition webinar he showed it was possible to make a calendar in Tableau. Today he showed is how to do it again and I will explain how/give some example uses here. To make the calendar first...

Splitting Alternating Rows into Separate Columns in Alteryx

Us data school 11 students were given the task of sorting out messy excel based datasets in our first attempt at using Alteryx. Louise and I were given an IMDb dataset which had a column of rows alternating between the film title (and date) followed by the IMDb...