My #DataDev journey started in the summer of 2019. I wanted to share my experience to encourage those that do not have a coding background to get involved. I met so many great people and learnt a lot along the way – it is a journey worth embarking on! I never thought that working with … Continue reading My #DataDev journey…
I wanted to understand at a higher level what we do as business analysts. During my placement you can feel a bit like a Tableau monkey or just executing what a stakeholder tells you. But I think it's really important to understand our "why" and purpose - ended up having a really interesting conversation with … Continue reading What is business analytics and why is it important?
For the last couple of months, I have been working alongside a team at The Information Lab to create a series of visualisations for Equal Measures 2030.
Learning Tableau In my first placement, one of the key areas of my role was training and driving engagement at the company. People who attended the training sessions were surprised at how easy Tableau was to navigate once you understood how Tableau organised your data and where you needed to drag/put it. However, I noticed … Continue reading Why is it so hard to learn something new?
This week was an exciting challenge - data scaffolding! When I first heard of this, it went right over my head. But actually, it's a really clever way of appending one data source to another - definitely worth knowing! Check out the challenge here. So why go through all this hassle? What's the point of … Continue reading Week 3 Challenge #preppindata
Inspired by Challenge 48 in WorkoutWednesday, I wanted to blog about how this challenge opened up a new way of using reference bands in Tableau. After learning how to create a waterfall chart in Tableau (see previous post here), the next challenge I had was finding a way to build this "profitability bridge". At first, … Continue reading A new way of using Reference Bands in Tableau
This blog post is inspired by a WorkoutWednesday challenge, which can be found here. The task was to build a waterfall chart based on the top 5 sub-categories, and to compare this with the other sub-categories by bucketing them all up in "Other". We also wanted to show the value for all of the sub-categories … Continue reading Understanding how to build a waterfall chart in Tableau
This week I had to re-do the workflow and go back on some steps to get to the most efficient solution. What did I learn this week? No Sample tool With my background in Alteryx, the first thing I wanted to do was use the “sample” tool to get rid of the first 2 rows … Continue reading Week 2 Challenge #preppindata
For the first week, the solution was pretty straight forward. Nevertheless, there were still some learning points for me! Learning points: 1. When creating a calculated field in Prep, you cannot use the SUM function. I vaguely remember being taught this at the data school but I hadn't used Prep for quite a while - … Continue reading Week 1 Challenge #preppindata