Seffana Mohamed-Ajaz

Seffana Mohamed-Ajaz

Seffana Mohamed-Ajaz

Seffana is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick with a BSc in Systems Engineering. As much as she enjoyed studying engineering, she decided that she did not want to pursue a career in it.

While certain that engineering was no longer her calling, Seffana had no idea what to do! Which also meant that she was open to anything, particularly consulting. Why consulting? Simply because that was what a typical STEM graduate tends to steer towards if they no longer want to pursue their STEM degree-related careers, if not that then join a bank.

While looking for consulting roles, Seffana stumbled across The Information Lab and was considerably intrigued by their emphasis on wanting anyone that was simply passionate about data and visual analytics and did not need any prior experience required. This was exactly what Seffana needed! While she had no relevant experience beforehand, Seffana had an eagerness to continue learning and venture into something new. Never really knowing much about data analytics previously and under the assumption that it was exclusively for people with coding experience, Seffana downloaded Tableau with no expectations. After downloading Tableau and playing around with a dataset on The Academy Awards, she soon fell in love with it.

Seffana is a massive film’s buff (hence, choosing The Academy Awards dataset) and in her spare time she loves hanging out with her friends.

DS12’s Dashboard Week, Day 5

What do you do when your date columns are split into three different columns? In other words, you have three columns: Year, Month, Day. To put them together in Tableau (or Prep), create a calculated field and write as seen in Image 1. Image 1: Creating a date by...

DS12’s Dashboard Week, Day 4

This was definitely one of the most challenging dashboard days this week. Kriebel had tasked us to investigate droughts in the states and we had to collect the data using API. For me, the challenge was understanding how the documentation of the API worked and deciding...

DS12’s Dashboard Week, Day 3

Head Coach Kriebel has tasked DS12 to investigate City of New Orleans calls, and we're to use Microsoft Power BI. No Tableau! I'll be honest, I am not a big fan of Power BI. After using Tableau for a few months, I have definitely developed an attachment and some sort...

DS12’S Dashoard Week, Day 2

Second assignment: retrieve all the data for every year for all participants in the London Marathon using the below website. https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/event-info/race-results/ We had to collect all historical data for all participants that had...

DS12’s Dashboard Week, Day 1

Head Coach Andy set DS12 Star Wars as our theme for our first dashboard in dashboard week. As someone who is totally unfamiliar with Star Wars (oooops), I decided to tackle the film section of the API. We have been granted more time today than we will for the rest of...

Dynamic Chart Titles in Tableau

There are plenty of times in Tableau where I have charts that would change due to dashboard interactivity via filter or highlight, and etc. Sometimes it is hard to remember which filter/highlight option I had opted for if my dashboard is quite long and I am way down,...

Dynamic Reference Lines

There are certain times where I would like to see a chart in a general overview and then drill down in the same space. I am going to walk you through how to make a dynamic reference line, have reference only appear on a certain condition. In this exercise we'll be...

IMPOSTER SYNDROME SUCKS

Imposter Syndrome What is it? It’s an uncomfortable experience and includes feeling as though you don’t belong with your peers in your workplace; or you’re undeserving of any achievements and accomplishments. My Experience A little bit about me: I am a recent graduate...

My Project Manager Experience

PROJECT MANAGER (PM) EXPERIENCE AND TIPS FOR FUTURE DATA SCHOOLERS   On my 7th week at the Data School, I was Project Manager for DS12. It was DS12's second client project for MOO Business Services (MBS). The total time that DS12 were given during that week for...

Colour Conditions in Tableau

For this topic, I will be using the Makeover Monday ’19 Week 1 NHL dataset.   I had produced a very simple dashboard that compares the Home Attendance and Road Attendance for every NHL team, filtering by each season. The chart shown in my dashboard is a butterfly...

How to make a Dynamic Tooltip

Dynamic Tooltips   For this topic I am looking into the average adjusted inflation gross versus budget for each of the Disney Renaissance films. Link to dataset.   A dynamic tooltip provides Tableau users a little more flexibility in what they would like to...

How to make a butterfly chart using Tableau

How to make butterfly chart using Tableau   I am looking into the average adjusted inflation gross versus budget for each of the Disney Renaissance films. I thought the best way for me to compare the two was by doing a butterfly chart on Tableau. Link to dataset....

Data School Application

Hi! I have recently joined the DS12 cohort this week. The one thing I really wished I had available when I was applying back in September was at least a description of what someone who’d been in my shoes had previously experienced with their Data School application....