Ross Easton

Ross studied Law at Newcastle University, but upon graduating decided that a career in the law was not for him.

The Data School provided the perfect opportunity for a transition into a more fulfilling and exciting career in data, from a relatively unrelated and data-less career in law. He had always held a fascination for well-presented data and is particularly excited by the incredible variety – and ever-increasing number – of applications that exist for data science in the modern world.

Dashboard Week – Day 5: Adventures in Power BI

Dashboard Week – Day 5: Adventures in Power BI

For the final day of our dashboard week we were set a new challenge - to make a dashboard in Power BI. I had never even seen anyone use this software before, but have been excited to try it for a while. So this was always going to be an interesting morning. As it was...

Dashboard Week – Day 3: US Census Data

Dashboard Week – Day 3: US Census Data

Today I encountered some very frustrating issues very early on. The data we were intending to use came in a SAS format which, upon trying to access in alteryx I found to be locked and actually to be in a .sas7bdat format which I could not seem to unlock even after...

Dashboard Week – Day 2: Google Copyright data

Dashboard Week – Day 2: Google Copyright data

Today I was faced with a great deal of time pressure - leaving the DS at 2 in the afternoon for a teaching commitment meant I had to approach today's challenge in a different way, and in many ways reign in the scope of my project on what is a very comprehensive and...

Dashboard Week Day 1: European Water Quality Data

Dashboard Week Day 1: European Water Quality Data

And so it begins... Here at the Data School, this week is Dashboard week. This means that every day this week myself and my DS17 colleagues will be tasked each morning with prepping some data, vizzing it and writing a blog about it all by 5pm so that we can present it...

Making Custom Views in Tableau Server

Making Custom Views in Tableau Server

Today I'm going to share with you a very simple trick I learnt in Tableau Server. Many of you may not have noticed this little button here.... If you frequently visit a dashboard which contains elements of interactivity then you likely have a preferred setup - such as...