Marcus Grant

Marcus Grant

Marcus Grant

In his teens Marcus, represented England in the under 18s rugby squad but sadly broke his ankle shortly after resulting in him not being able to play again for a few years due to a slow, painful recovery :(.

Marcus applied to DS6 of the Data School after attending an in-depth 1 day Tableau 101 workshop with The Information Lab where he got his first taste of what Tableau has to offer when it comes to analysing and visualising data.

Marcus fell in love with data whilst working in the NHS using various data analytical methodologies to reduce the amount spent on clinical events which lead to one organisation saving over £20,000 in that financial year.  Since then Marcus has seeked out roles that included working with medium to large datasets in which he can put his curious and analytical mind to work on.

In his free time Marcus enjoys playing/watching rugby, gaming (PC and PS4), calisthenics, travelling and spending time with his family.

A Data School Reflection – The Final Week

#ReflectiveBlog We have now finished our second to last week at Data School and all I can think of is “Where the hell has the past 4 months gone?” DS has been a rollercoaster of emotions and in all honesty, I am relieved to have gone through the experience and come...

Analytics Pane in Tableau – Reference Lines and Bands

This blog is part 1 of a 'Tableau Analytics Pane' series where I will be explaining the features within the Analytics Pane. Intro Reference Lines and Bands are a very handy way of seeing how well something is performing against a target value or range of values. What...

Nutrient Data for various cola brands: Dashboard Week Day 4

Having been away from the Data School since Tuesday (attending my sister's wedding), I returned to day 4 of Dashboard Week with a challenge of downloading the nutritional information csv's for 457 different colas on the USDA website. What initially sounded like an...

Kobe Bryant v Michael Jordan: Dashboard Week Day 1

So the dreaded Dashboard week is finally upon us!   Having read the many blogs before starting Data School, one thing that stood out the most to me is how much everyone disliked Dashboard week.   Well, after 1 day of it, here’s my input… THIS WAS FUN!   I may speak...

Quick ways to reshape your data in Excel for use in Tableau

Where the hell did that last month go? The 4th week at the Data School has come to an end after a long long long long.... long week of learning calculations, table calculations, taking part in #MakeoverMonday live, learning how to demo Alteryx and learning how to...

Alteryx – Get the most output from your input… data tool

Week 3, Day 2 of Data School kicked off with an introduction to Alteryx, followed by a bunch of hands-on scenarios taught by Chris Love.   This was quite a fun yet very VERY challenging session as you learn how Alteryx works and most importantly how it can save you...

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor

We survived the first week of Data School! This first week of Data School has been a good mix of fun and challenging.  Andy definitely gave us a taste of what is to come with some of the challenges he threw at us this week, from having to build multiple charts using a...

The start of a new chapter

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