Passionate about learning and teaching, Timea completed a PhD in Market Research and was working as an assistant lecturer when she realised that she was more drawn to data analysis than any other elements of her job. Her love for data led her to pursue a role in Market Intelligence where she noticed that people often struggled to understand the way data was being communicated to them, preventing them from fully acting upon it. In her pursuit to make data easily understandable and more actionable, she discovered Tableau, which was a breath of fresh air after spending days building dashboards in Excel.
It wasn’t long before she realised that the Data School was exactly where she needed to be in order to master her skills in data analysis and to build towards the career she always dreamed of.
When she is not busy building charts and writing formulas she likes to bake, read, travel the world and sing karaoke.
Fiiiiinaaaly, the last day of Dashboard week. It's more like a morning of dashboard week, because we need to finish by 12pm. So our task seems more simple today, as we are allowed to work together on the dataprep, and work individually on finding insight in the data...
Was a relief to see that today's task promises to include less data prep and more dashboarding. After reading the blog, I sketch the plan for the day. Download and look through the data just to get an idea of what is in thereDataprep if neededRead a bout the...
Today's challenge is about UNESCO heritage sites - web scarped from Wikipedia and visualized in Power BI. The words..."web-scraping" and "Power BI" hit me quite hard as I am not comfortable working with either of them. So without leaving myself much time to dwell on...
After yesterday's unfinished dashboard and after Andy's advice to plan the work in advanced, I decided to do just that for today. So even before downloading the data, I sketched the below plan: Review the documentation for the APIDownload the data through the API and...
Today's data-set was about facilities or sites subject to environmental regulation in the US. After receiving the link to the EPA website, we quickly released that the file would take over half an hour to download. So I decided to focus on one area only. Not knowing...
The emotional journey is also an important element of the whole weekly project experience. Just by being aware of what others have gone through, might help you understand what you are going through as well. Or at least feel that you are not alone.
I compiled a list of tips that might be useful to future DS-ers or anyone who is working with projects that need to be completed in a relatively short amount of time.
“An Error occurred while attempting to save the workbook “ – Why am I getting this message and how to fix it
The error message “the server you are publishing to does not permit external database connections. Use the Data menu to create an extract.” usually appears when saving from Tableau Desktop to Public. This post explains why it appears and how to fix it.
The goal of this blogpost is to share a couple of tips and tricks I wish I had known when going through the DS application process, and that would have definitely saved me a lot of time.
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This is NOT a blog post about how to do your High Intensity Training (HIIT) routine or what exercises you should do or how to do them correctly, (I would be the worst person to give advice on that) but this is a post about giving up, and why you shouldn’t.