Jeremy Kneebone

Jeremy Kneebone

Jeremy Kneebone

Jeremy’s career has focused on trying to make public services more effective for the people who use them. Having worked in a think tank, local government, arts fundraising and the welfare-to-work sector, Jeremy discovered Tableau whilst analysing unemployment programmes. He immediately saw the value of intuitive, self-service analytics for making better business decisions, and and consequently joined the Data School to learn more.

His first role was in analysing business processes within local government, where he saw at first-hand the challenges of making efficiency savings within a large organisation. Looking back, he wishes he had Alteryx to streamline the more complicated processes.

Outside work, Jeremy likes to hike, run, swim, play dodgeball, watch plays, learn languages and write novels.

Dashboard Week Day 3: Lessons Learned

Today's Dashboard Week task was to analyse blog data. We connected to Google Analytics and joined to a dataset containing details about the authors in question.   I learned a few more things today.   I didn’t try to build the trickiest bit of functionality until the...

Dashboard Week Day 2: What Have I Learned?

Today’s task was to visualise YouGov data about characteristics men and women of different nationalities found most attractive in a partner.   On top of that, we also had to use story points to tell a tale. It quickly became clear why: it would have been fairly easy...

Dashboard Week Day 1: What Did I Learn?

It’s Dashboard Week this week in the Data School. Each day this week I’ll be writing a reflective blog on the lessons I’ve learnt from having to prepare and visualise data at speed.   Today was a mixed success, but I’ve learned a few things.   Narrow the scope of your...

Alteryx: How to Save Your Tool Configuration

Sometimes you need your workflow to remember the field settings for a particular tool. For example, if you’re building an iterative macro, you want the macro output to have exactly the same configuration as the macro input, so there’s no error when the workflow loops....

How to Use Wikipedia as a Data Source

Recently, I attempted to build an Alteryx workflow that extracted information from Wikipedia tables. I’ll publish my workflow once it’s fully operational, but for now I’ll talk through how to turn Wikipedia tables into a usable format. Below is a guide for the general...

Why Isn’t my Iterative Macro Working?

We’ve been learning Alteryx macros this week in the data school. Other Data School blogs have explained how to build a macro, but I thought I’d give you my checklist of things that you might have done wrong.   If your iterative macro doesn’t work, it might be because:...

How to Build a Compass in Tableau

Recently I made a viz of lunch options for schools. It’s in the form of a compass: the school you select appears in the centre of the compass, and different lunch-making businesses appear at the correct distance and direction from the school. The link is here, and...

5 Reasons to Learn Alteryx

Ok, so you’re impressed by Tableau. It’s shiny. It’s funky. You got a free copy. So far, so good.   But you’ve heard about another piece of software – Alteryx. Is that worth getting too?   Yes. Here are five reasons why.   It’s great at cleaning messy data. Like me,...

First day of data school: Makeover Monday

Hi, my name’s Jeremy, and today was my first day in the Data School. I found smart people, a lively atmosphere and an interesting challenge.   The Day 1 task was to take part in Makeover Monday. We were given an hour to analyse a dataset, visualise it, and present...