Michael Bracchi

Michael Bracchi

Michael Bracchi

Michael developed a passion for science at a young age eventually leading him to complete a PhD in chemistry at Newcastle University. On returning from travelling and seeking a transition into the world of data analytics, Michael discovered the Data School and was immediately drawn to it as a great opportunity to continue improving in what he loved most about scientific research: Understanding and communicating insights in data. Michael become instantly hooked on the power of Tableau and is excited to sharpen his skills in the Data School.

Dashboard Week Finale: Uber in Cairo

Today, we are tasked with downloading journey data from the Uber movement site and viz it. The data travel time data is displayed as choropleth maps on the website. Once the website is displaying what you want, you can download the data, relating to each polygon....

Dashboard Week. Day 3

Fast dashboarding was the brief today. Great to working again with simple, clean data, but the time pressure and the need to bring relevant KPI information to the forefront has made this day challenging like day other in dashboard week so far. I ended up with four...

Dashboard Week, Day 2: Diamond League.

I didn't know what Diamond League was this morning but i'm a little more familiar now. Results are available to view online from all Diamond League meets on their website, nicely packaged up in PDF format. See the below blog from Head Coach, Andy Kriebel....

Welcome to Dashboard Week: ASOS

A hard start to dashboard week. DS15 were set to web scrape ASOS' website for data on their new items for both male and female clothing lines. (See the blog post!) https://www.thedataschool.co.uk/andy-kriebel/ds15-day1/ Today, I have learned lots about web scraping....

Seeing Stars (*) – Asterisks in Tableau

If you've used Tableau even a little you may at some point have been met with an asterisk where your expecting a value. From what I've experienced, the most common cause of this is when using the ATTR() function. So, what is going on? First lets understand what the...

Add a Customizable Point at the End of Your Line!

Here is a quick tutorial on adding a customizable point to the end/start of your line chart. We are aiming to produce the below chart. How to Build 1. Start by building this chart using Superstore data. The chart shows profit over time (continuous months) for the...

Context Filters & Tableau’s Order of Operations

When covering the fundamentals of Tableau Desktop, one concept that jumped right out at me was context filters. I have spent only a little time with Tableau but would have already benefited a lot from understanding this earlier. So.... ask the community for help!!! I...

Quick Tip When Using the SPLIT() Function in Tableau

Today has been a tough one for me at the data school. Our first day using Tableau Prep Builder and we learnt heaps with Carl. Here is a cool tip I picked up today when using the SPLIT() function, for when right-click->split doesn't do you were hoping for and you...