Niccolo’s data driven journey started in Italy, attempting to translate the breath-taking Italian cultural heritage into figures. His challenge consisted in starting, from scratch, the BI activities of a firm producing art exhibitions worldwide: It was ‘sink or swim’, and he fell in love swimming through data!
His hybrid educational background combines Philosophy with Management, and involved an exciting period of study in China. He is passionate about good ideas that impact people’s life, and in 2012 he has been selected by the World Economic Forum to be one of the first Global Shapers of the Rome Hub. His curiosity found its natural habitat in the Data School.
Learn - Connect - Enjoy is the slogan of the Tableau Community, and I find it really appropriate. I spent the last week having a lot of fun on the forum, connecting with people with different skill levels but with a passion (or duty...) in common: Visualizing and...read more
DashboardWeek is approaching its end here at the Data School, and I genuinely admit that it was a fun, interesting and intense experience. On Thursday, we spent the day working on the United Nation dataset of Millennium Development Goals Indicators. For a Data...read more
Today’s Dashboard is about gun deaths in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013, using the dataset from this view from the Huffington Post: "Mapping the dead. Gun Deaths since Sandy Hook". Obviously, it is a peculiar dataset to work with, it is sad and gloomy, but really...read more
The second entry for the Data School's #DashboardWeek is about visualizing the Olympics Games from a dataset that includes all the medals given out from 1972 to 2014! I built an interactive and exploratory dashboard that allows the user to select a specific game...read more
It’s Dashboard Week at the Data School, which means that each of us is creating a dashboard per day during the whole week! As a kick-off, we made a fun exercise about visualizing just two numbers in as many ways as possible in 30 mins. Here below you can find my...read more
Designing dashboards is one of your main tasks when you are a Tableau enthusiast. You have your data, and you want your dashboard to tell something interesting, either if it is a business dashboard with KPIs, or a story-telling dashboard about something in the news....read more
One of the main things of this week at the data school is learning Tableau Server. We are having our very own server expert Jonathan MacDonald teaching us a “Server 101” session, and on Tuesday we brought it to the next level through a complete Deep Dive into the...read more
The tip of today is inspired by a thought-provoking tweet by our coach and Tableau Zen Master Craig. I am still not sure about the extent to which I agree with the proposed rule. I definitely agree that we have to distinguish between the use cases for storypoints and...read more
Determining whether a number is even or odd in Tableau could seem a silly task, and indeed the software does not include a build in function for this purpose. However, in the last few days I found it useful in two different cases, and I managed to do it in two...read more
This week at the data school we are delivering a blog post each day, showing a 2 minute tip. Here we go! My kick-off for this Tableu Tip Week is about getting the totals with count distinct! Let’s first connect Tableau to our favorite Superstore Dataset, and build a...read more
This week at the Data School each of us ran a training session about the topic in which we scored the worse at the Qualified Associate Certification Exam. My topic was calculations. To be honest, I actually really like calculations: they are really smart tools, and I...read more
Woodstock on Tableau: Visualizing the “Three Days that Rocked the World” for the Ironviz competition!
As soon as I saw the Music Competition kicking off on Tableau Public, I realized I wanted to chip in. Maybe it is too ambitious after just a month and a half of Tableau training, but I really believe that undertaking challenges is the engine of learning, hence I...read more
“Is England a Nation on Antidepressants?” – Squeezing Big Data with Exasol, Alteryx and Tableau to answer this question from the BBC.
When Craig told us he would have made his dataset on GP prescriptions available to us to analyze it, I freaked out! It is a 500-million-rows dataset that he scraped out of the internet, containing all the GP prescriptions in England for the last five years. First: How...read more
A few days ago we learnt how to use spatial tools at the Data School: we created polygons from the Alteryx Map Input and from shapefiles, and employed them for answering business questions and building trade areas. Spatial analytics in Alteryx and Tableau can be both...read more
On Tuesday last week, I had the amazing chance to present one of my projects at the first Tableau Public Summer Meetup here in London, together with Pablo and coach Andy. I was really excited, as it was my first time presenting my work outside the Data School! This...read more
The last week I attended the #data15 conference in London: what an amazing experience! First, I passed the exam for the certification of Tableau Desktop v 9 Qualified Associate, after only two weeks of extensive use of the product. The fact that this exam is supposed...read more
Wow! After an intense first week in the Data School I feel even thirstier for knowledge than when I landed London last Saturday! My curiosity received an unbelievable amount of inputs, and I now have loads of things I want to explore and deepen. But let’s take it step...read more