Data School Goals

by Jamie Gough

Having worked as a sports trader for the past 5 years my overall aim of data school is to build on my data analysis skills. The key to this will be the unlearning of bad habits picked up in Excel and that can be replicated more efficiently and creatively in Tableau and Alteryx.

In terms of new skills, I would like to become comfortable in explaining data analysis to the public. Coming from a trading background, creativity in presenting data was required as the audience already had an interest in the data.

At the end of data school, I expect to see a fundamental improvement of my visualisation and soft skills. In turn, I would hope to have the ability to captivate the public into making better decisions informed by data. Moreover, having briefly met numerous members of the data school I look forward to building the kind of relationships that will help me grow as a person.