James Fox

James graduated from International Relations at the University of Nottingham in 2016. After his graduation he ended up in challenging sales roles with an aim to improve his interpersonal and business skills.

After some time in sales, he realised that it did not provide him with the kind of challenge he was looking for. With his background in International Relations and the rise of fake news coverage in the media, he realised the importance of making data understandable.

Hence, he decided to pursue self-study in data analytics and visualization with an aim to study a masters. During these studies he came across The Data School and realised that it offered a more interesting path into data visualisation than the traditional masters degree route.

Though James did not have an academic background in data, The Data School provided an opportunity for him to successfully prove his skills and potential through the application. He is now part of DS14.

In his spare time James likes to run, cook, and create music.

Dashboard Week – Last Day

For the last day of dashboard week we were looking at data from: https://www.openpowerlifting.org/data I wanted to first understand key questions that users may be asking to make my data relevant. Then look at the interations I could go through to produce a dashboard:...

Dashboard Day 1: Viewing Data from a Different Angle

Day 1 of dashboard week was out of this world! We were tasked with web-scraping data about UFO sighting around the world. This required a considerable amount of work on Alteryx to download and clean the data, followed by creating a Tableau dashboard to present the...

My First ever experience as a Project Manager

Last week was the first time I had ever managed a team in my life. I wouldn't say it was an easy experience - but it was a rewarding one. I wanted to write a short guide on the challenges and solutions the team and I came up with during the week, but I feel that...

A Top Tip on How to Understand Table Calculations in Tableau

Understanding the logic behind Table Calculations in Tableau can be tricky at first. Hopefully by reading this blog post you will understand them a little better. Firstly, lets have a look at the Table Calculation configuration window below: As you can see, it can be...

Tableau Server Choices.

About: Tableau Server is an amazing hosting platform that allows you to store all your Tableau workbooks and Data Sources. Within a company this means that information can be quickly and clearly explored by those who require it. ----- Chapter I - Who are you? The...

What I hope to get out of the data school

When I first heard of The Data School I instantly imagined myself as Hans Rosling presenting his incredible TED talk - using data visualization to illuminate a story in a way that had never been done before. (Go check it out if you haven’t already!) Though the...