Originally Jamie went to the University of Bath to study Sport Science with the goal of working in elite sport after. Yet when Jamie joined a Sport Nutrition consultancy company in Windsor analysing Sport Nutrition brands, Jamie realised this could be another potential career path. The Information Lab helped the company get started with using Tableau to analyse the data that Jamie had collected, which amazed him at what Tableau could do. The Data School later were involved with a client project, and with this Jamie knew what his career choice was going to be.
In his spare time, Jamie loves cycling around the Surrey hills, and cannot wait to challenge Luke and Tom in Table Tennis.
Jamie from DS16 reflects on his time at the Data School
From seeing blogs from previous cohorts, I knew we should expect a non-Tableau day for Dashboard Week. I guess a positive of today was that the data was clean, thank you coaches! Which led us to focus quite quickly on the BI tool to use. Judging from Andy’s blog we...
Day 3: Rural Electricity Demand in India An awful day for me. I spent a long time desperate trying to match the headers from the PDF with the raw data, which was not a success. It was hard as the PDF parse on Alteryx would not take into account the difference between...
We were told to web scrape via Alteryx data about Parliament House Rules. There was a CSV available, but naturally Andy did not let us use this. The first step was the Download tool to download the HTML into Alteryx.Obviously, the HTML code would not be ready to...
Day 1 of Dashboard Week for Jamie in DS16
Jamie mentions his regret at not learning Alteryx before he joined the data school, using the free version of Alteryx for students
Jamie from DS16 talks about the resources he used at the start to learn Tableau
Jamie from DS16 talks about why you should go to the Meet and Greet
Jamie from DS16 talks about how trying to be perfect will negatively impact you at the Data School
Jamie from DS16 talks about colour blindness and how to be aware of this when producing visualisations on Tableau
Jamie talks about his expectations of the Data School