Using Google’s Geolocation API

Using Google’s Geolocation API

Makeover Monday’s week 21 dataset was about bear attacks in the United States and Canada since 1901. Given the type of data, I thought it would be interesting to plot the attack sites on a map, somehow. However, there were no coordinates on the dataset, only...
My trips in Sydney – Part 1

My trips in Sydney – Part 1

In this blog post, I’ll be taking you through the steps that I took to parse data from a series of PDF files containing records from my public transport trips in Sydney. A second post that I will publish next week will be showing a Tableau visualisation of that...
Tableau tips and tricks

Tableau tips and tricks

It has now been four months since I first learned that there was a data visualisation tool called Tableau. Like a kid who has just been given the newest gadget on the market, I started exploring what I could do with it and immediately it blew my mind away. ‘Just...
Overcoming the fear of public speaking

Overcoming the fear of public speaking

We’re still only two weeks in, but for me, one of the best things about The Data School is that it focuses on soft skills as well as hard skills. I believe that this is the right way to prepare us for the task ahead – we’ll never be good consultants...