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DS22 has started their training. Here's a look back at what they created to get into The Data School.

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Andy Kriebel

Tue 23 Feb 2021

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DS21 has graduated and moved onto their placements. Here's a look back at what they created to get into The Data School.

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Andy Kriebel

Fri 05 Feb 2021

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When you make it to the final interviews, there are four possible outcomes, three of which are positive: 1. You get offered a spot in the cohort you are interviewing for. 2. You get offered a spot in a future cohort. 3. You get asked back for the final interviews for the next cohort. 4. You are able to apply again, but keep in mind we expect to see improvement in your Tableau Public profile if/when you choose to re-apply. Makeover Monday [http://www.makeovermonday.co.uk/] is a great

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Andy Kriebel

Mon 06 Jul 2020

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DS19 is finishing up their third week of training and DS20 final interviews are just two weeks away. It’s a good time for us to reflect back on DS19 and see what each of them created to get them into The Data School. As you look at these, you might notice the data sets are different. Many of them joined us at different times. Some were offered positions when interviewing for prior cohorts. Six of them had applied to a previous cohort and didn’t get in. They got in by being diligent, practicing,

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Andy Kriebel

Fri 21 Feb 2020

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Let’s take a look at what it took to get into DS18. As you look at these, you might notice the data sets are different. Many of them joined us at different times. Some were offered positions when interviewing for prior cohorts. At least five of them had applied once before and didn’t get in. They went off to practice, applied a second time, and made it through! What should you take from this? Apply early. You get more time to iterate on your application and you have the potential to be offered

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Andy Kriebel

Mon 13 Jan 2020

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DS18 interviews are coming up next week, so I wanted to look back at what it took to get into DS17. We had another record number of applications for DS18, with nearly 200 candidates submitting their work. The benefits of our application is the diversity of candidates. In fact, we have yet another cohort with more women than men. Few tech companies can compete with our level of gender diversity. Don’t let this stop you from applying though. Many of the people in each cohort now have been through

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Andy Kriebel

Mon 21 Oct 2019

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As we approach yet another deadline for applications (they’re coming thick and fast these days), I wanted to look back at what it took to get into DS16. Things are getting a bit crazy at DS HQ as the applications are coming at us incredible fast at incredible volume. We had a record 150 applications for DS15! To put that into context, the previous record number of applications was 105 for DS11. Don’t let the volume discourage you though. Everyone that applies learns A LOT and those that apply e

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Andy Kriebel

Wed 25 Sep 2019

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We had whopping 68 applications for DS15! They’re now a couple of months into their training, so it’s about time I show what they created to get into the DS. Let’s take a look at DS15’s applications. As you look at these, you might notice the data sets are different. Why? * Some of them applied early enough and showed enough promise that we brought them in for an early interview. * Some were finalists from previous cohorts, e.g., DS14, and were offered a spot in DS15. * Some were offe

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Andy Kriebel

Wed 17 Jul 2019

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We had 58 applications for DS14, who started their training in early April 1st. Week 1 was all about learning the basics of data prep, whereas week 2 was about visualization best practices and an intro to Tableau. So what exactly does it take to get into The Data School? Let’s take a look at DS14’s applications. As you look at these, you might notice the data sets are different. Why? * Some of them applied early enough and showed enough promise that we brought them in for an early intervie

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Andy Kriebel

Tue 23 Apr 2019

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We had 62 applications for DS13, who started their training in early February. Week 1 was all about learning the basics of data prep, whereas week 2 was about visualization best practices and an intro to Tableau. So what exactly does it take to get into The Data School? Let’s take a look at DS13’s applications. As you look at these, you might notice the data sets are different. Why? 1. Some of them applied early enough and showed enough promise that we brought them in for an early interv

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Andy Kriebel

Mon 18 Feb 2019

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We had 84 applications for DS12, who started their training on December 3rd. This week, as DS11 finishes their training, and DS12 become the more senior cohort next week, I wanted to look back at their applications and share what each of them created to get into the Data School. In the end, we accepted eight people into their cohort, with another nine joining them next week as part of DS13. As you look at these, you might notice the data sets are different. Why? 1. Some of them applied early

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Andy Kriebel

Wed 30 Jan 2019

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We had a record 105 applications for DS11, who started their training on October 8th. As they’ve started the second half of their four-month training program this week, I wanted to look back at their applications and share what each of them created to get into the Data School. In the end, we have accepted nine people into their cohort, with another eight joining them this week in DS12. Manuela Marolla [/blog/manuela-marolla/] Tableau Public Profile [https://public.tableau.com/profile/manuela.ma

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Andy Kriebel

Tue 04 Dec 2018

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It’s final interview day for DS11…20 interviews for two spots. I figured what better way to kick off the day than to show everyone what it took to get into DS10. To show the variety that we get, for some of them I’ve chosen one of their applications and for some others I’ve chosen their viz from their final interviews. Either way, you’ll see that people can create some really good work if they have a deep desire and passion for this work. Nick Jastrzebski [/blog/nick-jastrzebski/] Tableau Publi

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Andy Kriebel

Thu 06 Sep 2018

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The 9th cohort of The Data School saw 96 applications vying for the coveted 8 spots. As I’ve done for previous cohorts (yes, I’m late this time), allow me to introduce you to DS9 by showing you their applications. Some of these will be their first applications and some will be from their second or third interviews. Either way, it should give you a sense for the quality of the applications and the obvious time and effort they each put into learning a brand new piece of software. It’s also proof

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Andy Kriebel

Thu 09 Aug 2018

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[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.101″ background_layout=”light”] 71 applications for 8 spots; that was the competition to get into the 8th cohort of the Data School. As I’ve done for previous cohorts, allow me to introduce you to DS8 by way of some before & after images. These images represent their original Data School applications and their makeovers of them in their second week. Normally we do the makeovers in this first week,

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Andy Kriebel

Tue 06 Mar 2018

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Andy Kriebel

Tue 26 Sep 2017

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[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] With DS5 finishing this past week and cohort 6 starting in June 12th, I thought it would be useful to see what it took for DS6 to get into The Data School. As part of the application process, we require people to submit something in Tableau Publi

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Andy Kriebel

Tue 30 May 2017

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With DS4 finishing this week and cohort 5 starting in less than two weeks, I thought it would be useful to see what it took for DS5 to get into The Data School. As part of the application process, we require people to submit something in Tableau Public. This can be with any data set they want. The point is that it proves a great filter for passion, which is ultimately what we’re hiring for. If you send us a CV, we’ll send it right back and tell you to create something in Tableau. It’s fun for m

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Andy Kriebel

Wed 01 Feb 2017

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Our next cohort of The Data School begins their training in early October. I thought I’d share a bit of insight into their final interviews. First, let me explain how the interview process works. It’s a two-part interview, with one candidate in each of the two interviews, then they swap spots: 1. A more “typical” interview: We look for people that believe in the mission of the Data School, believe in our company mission, will fit into our company culture, show enthusiasm for their work

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Andy Kriebel

Wed 31 Aug 2016

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Our next cohort of The Data School begins their four months of training in just two weeks, on May 9th to be exact. I thought I’d share a bit of insight into their final interviews. First, let me explain how the interview process works. It’s a two-part interview, with one person in each of the two interviews, then they swap spots: 1. A more “typical” interview: We look for people that believe in the mission of the Data School, believe in our company mission, will fit into our company cu

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Andy Kriebel

Fri 22 Apr 2016