The Data School Blog

A Short Guide to Joining the Data School Down Under

Hey guys, I am Alex and this is my first blog post. Week 1 of training at Data School has been very exciting for me. From learning Alteryx for the first time (and regretting the fact that I did not recognise its potential earlier!) to practising for client...

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My Data School Application Experience

Hi everyone. My name is Sachin, and I’m a part of the new cohort, DSAU4. For my first blog, I thought it would be interesting to talk about my experience of applying to The Data School. How I Discovered It I first heard about The Data School in early April, while...

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Week One at the Data School – All Things Alteryx

Hi everyone! My name is Chantel and I am a member of the latest cohort at the Data School Down Under - DSAU4. Our first week at the data school had been a bit of a whirlwind and we’ve been learning all about Alteryx. I must admit I was blown away by what Alteryx was...

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My Expectations from The Data School

  On our first day we have been asked about our expectations from Data School, so here is what I expect from Data School to help me develop over these 16 weeks of the training-   Presentation Skills To be successful in the market you need to know how to sell...

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Goals for my time at the Data School

My first week at the data school was exciting, busy and challenging. Now that I've had a taste of what goes on, I thought it would be a good idea to write out a list of goals I hope to achieve in the next 15 weeks. Become skilled in Alteryx and Tableau  The chance to...

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Reflective Blog

In the application process, we're promised 16 weeks of intense training in all things data, focussing on Tableau and Alteryx. Well, it certainly is true. Even though 16 weeks doesn't seem like a long time (it really isn't!), the amount of knowledge and experience you...

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Leaving the Nest – Reflective Blog

The last four months whizzed by faster than you can say “level of detail”.  Never in my adult life have I learned more than in my time at The Data School. Perhaps better than the content, however, was the chance to spend every day with 7 brilliant analysts. Alex,...

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My path to The Data School Down Under

Why The Data School? For 25 years I have owned and run my own businesses. As an SME owner, my role was diverse and challenging, but I always preferred to work on developing and implementing solutions to our most common business issues and challenges. All of my...

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Time Series Forecasting in Alteryx (Part 2)

The precursor to this blog introduced time series forecasting in Alteryx with the ARIMA and ETS tools. This blog looks at configuring these tools to generate an effective time series forecast. The data set I’ve used contains monthly beer production in Australia from...

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