Louise Le

After graduating with a Medical Engineering degree and a year working as a university researcher under her belt, Louise decided a career in engineering was not for her. Reflecting on what she enjoyed most about her past experiences, she realised she loved solving problems and finding interesting information from numbers. A career in data of some sort seemed like the right way to go.

Discovering the Data School and trying out Tableau opened her eyes to the possibilities in analytics (and she realised she suffered through Excel graphs, all the while Tableau existed). Everything was intuitive and the dashboards looked incredible. But this was just the tip of the iceberg; there was still Alteryx and so much more in Tableau to discover. Louise wanted to learn it all! She knew a place in DS11 was what she wanted and here she is.

In her spare time, Louise likes to read, binge watch TV and anime, and go to the gym (she’s still working on that last one).

How to colour scale a map using set actions!

I thought my Best of DS11 blog would be my final blog post on the Data School website but no, I have one quick blog post left. Set Actions. They're new and exciting, right? Today at the Data School, Harry of DS11 taught us (and the coaches) set actions as he was...

The Best of DS11

This week is DS11's last week of training. Next week, we'll all be split up and sent to our placements for the next 6 months (eek!). We probably won't all be back together for a while so I've been feeling quite reflective. Throughout the past 4 months, we have done...

The Prep Off: Alteryx vs Tableau Prep Round 2

Two major contenders in the ring tonight: new but developing at light speed, Tableau Prep and tried and trusted, Alteryx Designer.Who will win this time after a draw in the last Prep Off? Watch the replay of Round 1 here. How do these two softwares compare when...

Why You Should Apply For The Data School

Now that DS11 are approaching the end of our 4 months of training at the Data School and will soon be shipped off to our first of 4 placements, I have been reflecting on the experience and would like to convince you to apply for the Data School too.   Because...

Organising your Tableau Data Pane for Bliss and Harmony

Today DS11 and DS12 were treated to a talk from Simon Beaumont about data architecture, enabling customers to understand your dashboards, how to make your workbooks easy for others to pick up and more. In this post, I will go over a few things about organising your...

How to Prepare for your Alteryx Designer Core Exam

This month, many of DS11 are taking the Alteryx Designer Core Exam (as well as the Tableau QA), including myself. If you're interested in my top tips on how to pass the Tableau QA, see my post here  In this post, I will go through: The resources I found helpful while...

How to Teach Tableau/Alteryx : Louise’s Experience

Last month, DS11 taught the public Tableau and Alteryx and this month, we are conducting webinars teaching the same content. Check out our meetup page for more details on upcoming webinars and events! For both of these lessons, I taught Alteryx Data Prep. If you...

Tableau Tip: Watch Out for Misleading Average Lines!

Tableau's Analytics pane allows you to slap an average line onto your view. Drag, drop, done? Not quite. In this blog, I will show you an example of when the average line Tableau creates for you may not be doing what you think it does.   Let's start So Figure 1...

Louise’s 2018 in Data

This time last year, I was a final year Medical Engineering student without a clear career path. Now, I've graduated and I have a job that I love - more than I expected to have by this time!     2018 has been an amazing year and I'd like to take a moment to...

Tableau Tip: Stop Your Viz In Tooltips From Being Filtered

For Dashboard Week Day 4, we looked at Seattle cycling data (see my blog here). I decided to incorporate Viz in Tooltips to enhance my infographic (Tableau Public here) and give the reader more context (see Figure 1). Now I don't often use Viz in Tooltips because I've...

Dashboard Week Day 4 : Seattle, i.e. Cyclist Heaven

It's day 4 of dashboard week and I am starting to fatigue. No matter! We push on.   The Challenge Today's dataset counts the number of cyclists riding through the roads of Seattle. Potentially very interesting for a Seattleite (/satellites) or a keen cyclist. For...

Dashboard Week Day 3 : Power BI for noobs

SPOILER ALERT: I like Power BI. Of course it has pros and cons, but overall, not too shabby.     Woah, we're half way there! Woahhhhh! It's day 3 of Dashboard week which means we're at the halfway point! See my viz from yesterday here. Last night, Andy...

Dashboard Week – Day 2 : Everyone Loves a Pretty Map

My first day of Dashboard Week! Yesterday the rest of DS11 enjoyed vizzing >200M rows of data about snow ploughing while I watched from home (hurray for a coincidental day of annual leave).   The Challenge This morning I was rested and ready to take on the...

How to Approach a Time-Limited Project

At the Data School, we are constantly challenged and pushed with limited time projects. This is to develop our time management capabilities, to teach us to set realistic goals and to give us the confidence and knowledge that we can do it. So, what have I learned? In...

Imposter Syndrome: Feeling like you belong

A reflective log and a message to current and future Data Schoolers...   Have you ever doubted your abilities? Have you felt like you're not as smart as people think you are? Have you thought your accomplishments are due to luck? Have you been afraid of being...

How to Embed Spotify in your Vizzes

For my TIL Christmas Song viz in Figure 1 (see it here!), I embedded a Spotify playlist so you can listen to the music in the viz as you explore. Embedding a Spotify playlist/ track/ album can be great for adding another dimension to your vizzes. For example, they can...

How to Create a Custom Colour Palette

Did you know you can make your own colour palettes for Tableau? This is great for businesses and individuals who want to incorporate branding into your dashboards and to ensure regularity of colour in dashboards across your company.   So, how do you make one?...