Tom Prowse

Tom graduated from Aston University with a BSc in Business & Computing, and then worked as an account manager for an ERP reseller. When speaking to his various clients, he realised how important data was to their businesses which prompted his career change into the data world.

Having never had much technical exposure, during his degree or working experience, he realised that The Data School was the perfect opportunity to get the kickstart his career with in the data industry with the best possible training in Tableau & Alteryx. During his time here, he is hoping to get the skills and ability to create analysis on a wide range of topics. He is especially keen on sports analytics, in particular his favourite team football team, Liverpool.

Dashboard Week – Day 4 – Candy!

Today was day 4 of dashboard week and the roller-coaster continues! Yesterday was a good day, so today was due to be a tough one again. The task today was looking at the US Candy Hierarchy from The Science Quarterly Review. There were some rules in place, we couldn’t use Alteryx and we had to complete the dashboard in Tableau Web Edit only.

Dashboard Week – Day 3 – Solar System

Day 3 of dashboard week was up today, and I was hoping for better improvements compared to yesterday! Andy released the brief to us this morning, and it involved using an API from Solar System OpenData and then creating a visualisation in Power BI!

Dashboard Week Day 1 – UFO Sightings!

The first day of our dashboard week was all about UFO sightings from the National UFO Reporting Center Online Database. The task involved Web Scraping all of the UFO sightings from the webpage and then making a dashboard of our results. Here’s how I got on!

4 Steps to Creating a Parameter

With the recent release of the new Tableau, there has been a lot of buzz around the new parameter action features. Therefore, I thought I would take a step back and write a blog post about how to actually create a good old parameter in the first place!

MakePoint and MakeLine in Tableau

With the new release of Tableau, there have been a lot of new features to get everyone excited. Parameter Actions and Vector Maps seem to be getting a lot of the attention (and rightly so!) but Tableau have also released a feature which allows you to create points on...

Project No. 1… The Reviz

Hello! I’m Tom and I’ve recently joined The Data School in DS14. I thought this would be a great time to reflect on my experiences from my first week and tell you a little bit about my first project on Friday.