Theo Isaac

Having quit his previous editorial role to travel for 5 months, on his return he decided to apply to the Data School. Having only ever used Excel and R programming language for data visualisation, learning Tableau during the application process showed him how powerful a software it was.

His interests include Tennis, football, ultimate frisbee and environmental conservation.

Quick, Easy Tips to Speed up Your Alteryx Workflow

Quick, Easy Tips to Speed up Your Alteryx Workflow

In our penultimate week of training at the Data School, DS18 and I had a great session with Dan Farmer regarding how to test Alteryx workflow, check their performance and how to troubleshoot both our workflows and macros. The section on speeding up workflows and...

Dashboard Week Day 5 – It’s Finally Over!

Dashboard Week Day 5 – It’s Finally Over!

So dashboard week has come to an end, and i approximate these 5 days have aged me around 20 years. Today's data set was from Gapminder and contained data on, birth rates, life expectancy, C02 emissions, child mortality and income. Overall, the data was very...

Dashboard Week Day 4 – The Finish Line is Near

Dashboard Week Day 4 – The Finish Line is Near

Day four provided us with a chance to practice our dash-boarding skills, which was a welcome reprieve from the data-prep-heavy week we have had so far. We were provided with data from Guys and St Thomas Charity that concerned childhood obesity - for those who have...

Dashboard Week Day 3  – Web Scraping and Power BI

Dashboard Week Day 3 – Web Scraping and Power BI

Day 3 of dashboard week required us to web scrape data from Wikipedia to collect a list of UNESCO heritage sites and their associated countries. We were then required to visualise this data in Power BI. Easy right? Of all the days of dashboard week, web scraping was...

Dashboard week day 2  – dropping the (pin)ball

Dashboard week day 2 – dropping the (pin)ball

So as that awful title maybe gave away, day 2 of dashboard week hit me pretty hard. Today was looking at pinball data which we needed to download from Pinball Maps API. It all started fairly well, with my API requests going through and managing to download the data...

How To Customize Your Alteryx Macro Icon

How To Customize Your Alteryx Macro Icon

Today DS18 received their first training on Macros in Alteryx. This is a challenging topic and has several concepts that are difficult to wrap your head round. One fairly simple thing I did take away was how to customize the macro tool. Configuring this isn't...

Friday Project Woes

If you are lucky enough to join the Data School, you will immediately realise that you are in for an incredible, but very intense, first few months! The sheer amount of new information you receive can be quite overwhelming, with multiple software training being taught...

Preppin’ Data Solutions in Alteryx: Week 6

For my first blog, I thought it would be interesting to describe how my mind worked at the very start of my Alteryx journey, in addition to providing mine and my fellow DS18 member Angelos' workflow. This being (basically) my first Alteryx work flow, please excuse for...