Vikash Bhardwaj

Vikash Bhardwaj

Vikash Bhardwaj

After discovering the power of Tableau and Alteryx Vikash knew the best place to grow and develop would be The Information Lab.

In a world where more data is being created he wants to use these tools to understand the world better. The versatile, creative and community aspects of Tableau and Alteryx really appeal to him and he’s excited to harness the power of effective visualizations when storytelling. 

Before The Information Lab Vikash worked in strategy, analytics and operations within the healthcare, consulting and service sectors. Prior to this he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Lancaster University and also grew an ecommerce business between the ages of 14-23. Outside of work Vikash volunteers at a mental health charity and enjoys exercising, travelling and finding the best spots to eat around London.

How to document in Tableau: Three top tips

How to document in Tableau: Three top tips

In this post I’ll describe three documentation tips I wish I would have known earlier when using Tableau. They are; Leaving comments in calculated fieldsLeaving comments on dimensions or measuresAdding a caption pane at the bottom of the page During the Data School...

Makeover Monday Week 19 2020

Makeover Monday Week 19 2020

Today we were given one hour to complete a Makeover Monday during training. This involves critiquing a visualization and re-building it with the same data. This week, I decided to document my thought process and highlight the steps I went through the project. ...

Time management for beginners

Time management for beginners

Expert procrastinator? Tired of wasting time?  Last minute- Leonidas?  I (ahem) may have been some of these things am sometimes (ahem) these things. Because I don't have the time for this (excuse the pun), I really want to improve my time management...

Dashboard Week Day 4

Dashboard Week Day 4

I’m nearing the end of Dashboard Week at the Data School. For those who don’t know what this is; it's an intense week with daily project which needs to be ready to present by 3.30pm. During this week time NEEDS to be managed properly.  After a couple days producing...

How to create a compass map in Tableau

How to create a compass map in Tableau

In this post I'll be covering how to make a compass map. I've attached a link to a downloadable workbook at the bottom and have included all calculations throughout the blog. So lets begin with some context, It’s day 2 of dashboard week and we were tasked to look at...

Dashboard Week Day 1

Dashboard Week Day 1

Hello there! Welcome to my first dashboard week blog. By 8.50am. We received the data. It’s about drones. Here’s the link to the source.The Center for the Study of the Drone. https://dronecenter.bard.edu/ By 10.15 The data cleaning was done; Here’s what the workflow...

Thoughts going into Dashboard Week

The purpose of this post is to highlight aspects of my experience at the Data School before going into Dashboard Week to be as mentally prepared as possible. I've written this to frame my expectations for the week and also to reflect on my time at the Data School so...

How to use Excel to write long Tableau formulas in seconds

How to use Excel to write long Tableau formulas in seconds

I was completing a client project last week and received data that needed to be ‘graded’ into different boundaries. Since the list was long and I didn’t want to spend time writing out a long calculation, I thought of how to do it faster. My initial thought was to...

A tip for Tableau, presenting and blog posts

In this post I’ll be going over three simple tips which can be put into use very quickly! Tableau tip - navigating between sheets To navigate between Sheets in a Tableau workbook I used to click and navigate through the workbook. When there are many sheets it can take...