Anders Wold

After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Anders moved from Norway to Australia to follow his dream of working abroad and travelling. He worked as a production coordinator in manufacturing for 2 years but his fascination for data and automation led him to a meet and greet with the Data School. He was so impressed by what was presented and the endless possibilities of data analytics that he decided to make a career change. In his spare time, Anders loves playing soccer and exploring Sydney’s outdoors and beautiful beaches.

The Data School Experience – Reflective Blog

The Data School Experience – Reflective Blog

Four months of training has come to an end and I am both proud and sad to be at the finish line. It’s been an incredible, but intense journey with lots of learning, many projects and presentations, but most of all a lot of fun. When I started at The Data School almost...

Drill Down Bar Chart using Parameter Actions

Drill Down Bar Chart using Parameter Actions

In this blog post, I am going to show you how to create a drill down bar chart using parameter actions. An interactive drill down bar chart is a great way to show sub-categories, while still keeping the dashboard nice and tidy. Follow the steps below to learn how to...

Dashboard Week, Day 4 – US Consumer Expenditure

Dashboard Week, Day 4 – US Consumer Expenditure

Today we were given historical US consumer expenditure data, ranging from 1959 - 2019. As the previous days, we were asked to clean and prepare the data in Alteryx, find and visualize insights in Tableau. The biggest challenge Today was to normalize the data as the...

Dashboard Week, Day 1 – Spotify API

Dashboard Week, Day 1 – Spotify API

Background As I am writing this the first day of dashboard week is almost over. Every morning this week us data schoolers are given a new data set and are given the task to create a dashboard and write a blog about it by the end of the day. It’s going to be hectic,...

Parsing data with RegEx

Parsing data with RegEx

Before the Christmas break I did Alteryx Challenge 188 on parsing data. In the challenge, we are asked to extract relevant tax data from a text file and present it as shown in the screenshot below. This looks like a daunting task, but with a bit of RegEx magic and a...

Three weeks at The Data School

Three weeks at The Data School

The first three weeks at the Data School has flown by! I have learnt tons, learnt a bit more, met a lot of great people and had lots of fun. For this blog post I thought it would be good to take a step back and reflect on my first few weeks at the Data School. I will...

My Top 5 Alteryx Tools

My Top 5 Alteryx Tools

The first two weeks of The Data School training are over and I’ve learnt an incredible amount of new information already. I've particularly enjoyed learning the blend and data prep software called Alteryx. I've been blown away by how powerful this software is and...