Laura Peterson

Laura Peterson

After her MBA at London Business School,  Laura spent over 6 years working in Excel-based environments as a consultant and then as a commercial finance analyst. She enjoys analyzing and presenting data in new and unique ways to aid in decision making. After discovering Tableau at work, she was quickly impressed with its ability to transform complex data into simple, easy to understand charts. Wanting to make Tableau a part of her everyday life, Laura applied to the Data School and is now excited to be learning from the very best.

In addition to data, Laura also loves dogs, American Football and Welsh Rugby.

Data School Week 3

Data School Week 3

Week 3 Week 3 of Data School was another Tableau training week. We were lucky enough to have the guest speaker, Caroline Beavon, come in and teach us a day long class on Infographics. Making a great infographic uses a lot of the same design principles as making a...

Data School Week 2

Data School Week 2

Week 2 Week 2 at Data School I got my first taste of Alteryx, an incredibly powerful data preparation tool. It's truly amazing how much you can do with the software; there are so many tools to choose from! Project Our main focus this week was learning how to download...

DS Application Makeover

DS Application Makeover

After spending most of week one learning about best practices for data visualisation, our first project was to use our new-found knowledge to make over our original Data School application. Original Application The viz I created for my application used a data set on...

Great Expectations: My Data School Goals

Great Expectations: My Data School Goals

Great Expectations To be honest, before starting at the Data School I did not have any specific expectations. I knew I was going to be with a group of smart, interesting people learning Tableau and Alteryx from the very best and having fun along the way. My plan was...

Data School Week 1- Where to start?

Data School Week 1- Where to start?

Where do I even begin? Day 1 at the Data School was exhilarating and overwhelming all at once.  I felt the excitement that comes from doing what you love, combined with moments of mild panic when asked to sketch a viz for a data set, and you have no idea where to...