Jack Turner

Jack studied for a degree in German, Russian and Luxembourgish at Sheffield University which included a year abroad in Russia and Austria.

After graduating, his tested his linguistic skills in a B2B German-speaking job and then moved to Japan to teach English. He felt that he had something more to offer than languages so started teaching himself Python and learning more about data analysis. When he discovered Tableau he was amazed how intuitive is was and realised its power to transform the way businesses work with data.

Find Bordering Countries in Alteryx

Find Bordering Countries in Alteryx

Last week during a Dashboard week challenge about life expectancy around the world, I wanted to compare each country to its neighbours. As the data didn't include which countries bordered each other, I had to find out using Alteryx. Although I wrote a bit about this...

TGI Dashboard Friday

TGI Dashboard Friday

Today's dashboard has come with the biggest time pressure this week. We've had to create a dashboard in just three hours. On the up side, the data was clean and pretty simple. It gives socio-economic measures about different countries over time, such as life...

Day 4 of Dashboard Week: An End in Sight

Day 4 of Dashboard Week: An End in Sight

For the first time this week, we've been able to get straight into Tableau with hardly any prep in Alteryx. This was pretty encouraging because if nothing else we'd have dashboards by 5pm. The data today was on child obesity in the UK, but because the data was...

Third Day of Dashboard Week

Third Day of Dashboard Week

I think that Dashboard week has finally broken me. This morning we were given the task to web scrape information about UNESCO world heritage sites from Wikipedia. We had to scrape a general overview table as well as tables for each individual country. At the beginning...

Second Day of Dashboard Week

Second Day of Dashboard Week

After a really tough first day of dashboard board week, we were rewarded with something a little kinder, pinball data. This time we actually had measures in the data. The trick was that we had to get the data from an API but luckily the documentation was clear and...

First day of Dashboard Week

First day of Dashboard Week

To start off our week of building dashboards, we were given a big data challenge and by big data I mean 9gb of data. The first task was downloading it, which took 30 minutes in itself. While downloading the data, I took a look at the documentation. The data was from...