As an Economics student, Matthew has always been exposed to data. Inspired by what he had learned, he saw the Data School as the perfect opportunity to challenge himself, and develop both professionally and technically, with the long-term vision of applying these skills in Business and Public Policy.
Matthew was immediately hooked to Tableau after witnessing its power and simplicity, and is excited to explore the opportunities that lie ahead.
My Final thoughts on DS training
Today was the day I had been dreading… using a different tool!
See how I got on using Power BI instead of Tableau for Dashboard Week Day 4…
Day 3: The challenge is twofold, PDF parsing and MORE survey data Visualising.
Check out how I got on…
After the hectic events of yesterday, we’ve been tasked with scraping some data on Parliamentary Rules for Day 2 of Dashboard week.
Let’s see how I got on…
Dashboard week is finally upon us, and for our first day we’ve been tasked with making a Viz from data sourced from the 2019 Design Census. We must prep the data, create the Viz, and write a blog on the experience all before 5pm or something terrible happens… I’ve...
Parameter Actions were a game changer when introduced in 2019.2.
In this blog I describe one of the many use-cases: Dynamic Drill down
The Tableau Server Repository is a great tool to help Server Admins make sense of what happens on the Server.
In this blog I’ll be outlining the important basics of what it is and how to use it.
Data Alerts are a neat little feature in Tableau Server. This post explains what they are, how to make them, and how they’re useful!
Alteryx apps are a great way of allowing you to share your work with other users in the community.
In this blog I’ll be explaining how to create very simple Apps in Alteryx.
Project Management can be a daunting task. Here’s what I learned from my experience as PM.
Blending can be a bit of a minefield, but super useful!
Here’s most of what you need to know about the process!
Unions can be very useful in Visualizing and preparing data. Here’s how they work…
Joining data sources is super useful for getting the most out of your analysis. Here’s how it works…
Makepoint and Makeline functions are pretty new in Tableau, and incredibly useful.
Here’s how they work!
Reflecting on our Ashes project last week, here’s a little tip about taking some of the guesswork out of Prep-work.
Reflecting on some of our earliest work, I thought it might be useful to examine the role of purpose in Data Visualization.
Table Calculations are Ace, but they can be complex. Here’s a way to make them a little less troublesome…
It’s day 2, and Andy has asked us to write down what we expect from our Data School experience. Peering over at the screens of my fellow DS16 members, I’m seeing lots of lists containing specific, tangible expectations, so I’ll try and mix things up a bit with some...