Molly Hatch

Molly developed a strong interest in analysing and working with data during her time at university where she studied Business and Management. After graduating she started working for a global skincare company where she learnt first hand how data can be used to increase revenue and solve problems within a business.

When she discovered the Data School and was introduced to Tableau, Molly was impressed with how powerful and effective the software was in analysing and visualising data and was eager to learn more. She quickly realised that data analytics was the career path that she wanted to pursue.

Scaffolding Data in Alteryx

Scaffolding Data in Alteryx

For the purpose of a visualization, you may need data that ‘is missing’ from your dataset. Or if you were looking into the activity of a support desk, it may be useful to understand how many tickets are open on certain days. However your data may only specify the date...

Dashboard Week Day 5

Dashboard Week Day 5

..3 hours to create a dashboard and write a blog post,.... Today we are tasked with creating a dashboard, finding insights on the following: Babies per WomanCO2 emissionsChild mortalityIncomeLife Expectancy We started as a team to join the data together and then...

Dashboard Week Day 4: Childhood Obesity in the UK

Dashboard Week Day 4: Childhood Obesity in the UK

On day 4, we were tasked with creating a viz as part of the Viz for Social Good community project. We had to create a dashboard that explained the nature and causes of childhood obesity in UK, focusing on Lambeth and Southwalk. Thankfully the data was very clean and...

Dashboard Week Day 3: UNESCO Heritage Sites

Dashboard Week Day 3: UNESCO Heritage Sites

I definitely spoke too soon when I said it couldn't get any harder than day 1... Today we were tasked with web scraping a list of UNESCO world heritage sites from Wikipedia and creating a viz in Power BI. The Wikipedia page that we were web scraping had a table...

Dashboard Week Day 2: Pinball Machines

Dashboard Week Day 2: Pinball Machines

The main take away from Day 1 was that I need to plan my time better so I started the day with a plan. The focus today is visual design and analysis - creating something that is engaging to our audience. Andy gave us some good advice for how to approach a large...

Dashboard Week: Day 1

Dashboard Week: Day 1

On the first day of Dashboard week, DS18 looked at EPA Environmental Regulations. After reading some of the documentation, I started downloading the main data-set which included data for the whole of the US. However as the file was so large, the download was taking a...

Permissions on Tableau Server

Permissions on Tableau Server

One important feature of Tableau Server are the permissions that can be applied to workbooks or projects. These permissions set boundaries on what a user can view or do with certain content and can be set at a user or group level. This blog will look at how to add...

Intro to fixed LODs

To be able to understand LOD’s we must first understand the basics of how Tableau visualises the data in your view. Dimensions can be dragged onto different shelves within a sheet to provide a level of detail to your viz. Depending on the dimension that you choose to...

The Multi-Row Formula Tool

The Multi-Row Formula Tool

The multi-row formula tool allows you to write expressions that reference the row preceding and/or the row following an active row. The tool gives you the option to update an existing field or create a new field and can be very useful if you need to reference multiple...

What are Measure Names and Measure Values?

What are Measure Names and Measure Values?

Both Measure Names and Measure Values have always been something of a mystery to me when using Tableau. I didn't understand what they were used for or why they popped up in various areas of my view. However breaking the process down to understand how they work has...