Natalia Miteva

Natalia Miteva

Natalia Miteva

Natalia discovered her passion for data while studying Communication, Media and Culture at Oxford Brookes University. Her degree was focused on research and writing, and was very demanding on how findings are presented. After graduation, Natalia landed a job at a media measurement consultancy providing qualitative and quantitative analysis for international blue-chip companies. She realised that she loved working with data and helping people understand it, and very soon wanted to do this at a larger scale. Luckily, she stumbled across The Information Lab, and after seeing the great energy and enthusiasm of the Data Schoolers at a Meet & Greet event, Natalia knew this was a match made in heaven for her.

Dashboard Week: Day 4 – Candy

Cannot believe it is day 4 of our dashboard week! Today, we were working with survey data about people's favourite candies. Here‘s the full brief for the task. We had to use Tableau Prep Builder instead of Alteryx to clean up our data. It was in a relatively good...

Dashboard Week: Day 3 – The Solar System

Day 3 of dashboard week was stellar! We were exploring data about the Solar System. Here's the full brief for the task. Using the Solar System OpenData API, we downloaded the data via Alteryx. Since we had a nicely structured JSON file, it was easier than yesterday to...

Dashboard Week: Day 2 – Battles in the UK

Day 2 of dashboard week was all about historic UK battles. Here are the full details about the task. It was another day of webscraping and I ended up with the below long workflow in Alteryx: After going through all the effort of scraping the tables of battles and...

Dashboard Week: Day 1 – UFO Sightings

Today is DS14's first day of the Data School's famous Dashboard Week! For our first challenge, we had to scrape UFO sightings data from The National UFO Reporting Center Database website using Alteryx and then create a viz in Tableau. Andy posted the full details for...

RegEx: what, why, and how?

RegEx is a sequence of characters that defines a pattern in a text field. The characters could be words, numbers, symbols, punctuation, unicode, etc. It is used for extracting, replacing, and matching text.

Introduction to Tableau Server

During week 3 at the Data School we covered Tableau Server. Tableau Server is an online hosting platform that allows organisations to store workbooks and data sources. It provides employees with a safe space where they can collaborate and interact with Tableau content...

Five things I wish I knew about Tableau as a beginner

During the second week at the Data School, we reached Tableau Intermediate level. The coaches taught us a lot of useful features and tricks which I really wish I knew when I first started using the software. Here are my top 5: 1. The Data Interpreter The Data...

My Goals and Expectations of The Data School

Realising I have plateaued in my comfort zone at my previous job, I knew it was time to step out. My main goals for the next step in my career were to: 1) Learn2) Grow (in both professional and personal sense)3) Enjoy One day, while scrolling through my Instagram...

DS14 – Week 1 Recap

Hello! I am Natalia and I can proudly say that I am part of DS14 together with 8 others. I started my journey at the Data School on 1st April and have just completed the first week. Similar to my fellow cohortians, I will be blogging about my experiences and learning....