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Dashboard Week: Keeping our Truckies safe

Last dashboard of dashboard week! Today we are looking at Motor Vehicle Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. When I think of ABS data, vehicle census data has never crossed my mind but I am glad that we are exposed to this today. Firstly, with the...

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Dashboard Week Day 5: Australian Car Registrations

Day 5 is finally here. After a long exhausting week, we’ve received a smaller dataset on Australian Car Registrations and other related info from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It was only a half day project so time management was super important again. The...

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Dashboard Week – Day 4 – Eventful

Day 4 of dashboard week started and Steve walks in telling us to work on our CV's (I was probably one of two people who hadn't started yet), so I spent basically until 3:30pm working on it. On a sidenote, I'm really happy with how it turned out. However, it meant I...

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Dashboard Week – Day 3 – Terrorism Data

Today we were provided with global terrorism data to analyse. This was one of the most feature rich datasets we've received in the Data School. There were several storylines that I could have focused on (terrorist attacks involving trucks, terrorist attacks using...

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Dashboard Week – Day 2 – Baseball Data

For the 2nd round of dashboards, the challenge was to use either 2 datasets relating to baseball. The 1st dataset contained information relating to players whilst the 2nd dataset covered information relating to the play. I went for the 2nd dataset as it had very...

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Final Day of Dashboard week- ABS Car Registrations

Finally, we have made it to the last day of dashboard week. For day 5, we were given the choice between two data sets. One was from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the Car Registrations from 2013-2018 and the second was influenza dataset. I chose to go with the...

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Dashboard Week: Feeling swanky with my sankey

Today was the first day of Dashboard week. We had the pleasure of undertaking Cole’s Storytelling With Data challenge on AidData. It is the first time that a dataset was actually provided! How exciting! Cole treated us by dropping in to our headquarters in Pyrmont and...

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Dashboard Week: Such an ‘EVENTFUL’ day

2nd last day of dashboard week! Our task was to use Eventful’s API to webscrape events from their website. The brief was quite open ended. Just use the API and make something. So, something I made! The difficulty begins with the data we actually extracted from the...

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Day 5: The Fall Of A Motor Titan?

Final day of dashboard week! The Brief We were given 2018 Motor Vehicle Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) Data for the final day of dashboard week. Since we're presenting at 3PM today, the dataset is a lot thinner and easier to work with. Given...

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