Andrew Banh

Andrew graduated from the University of Sydney with a double degree in Commerce and Science. His love of data drew him to The Data School where he can apply his diverse skillset to make business decisions which are driven by data. Joining DSAU2 seemed like the logical step for Andrew. While he isn’t developing attractive Tableau viz’s, he juggles bouldering, cooking and taking weekend trips down to Perisher when it gets colder.

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...

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...

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...

A (Tableau) date with yours truly

Disclaimer: This is going to be one of those dates where the other person just constantly talks about work, because I will be going through some date formulas and how to create parameters to filter out different date views. The formulas we will be using include...

The allure of Star Schemas

A Star Schema is one of the simplest data warehouse schema where data is manipulated into facts and dimensions. This blog post will be an overview of what the star schema and a deeper dive into facts and dimensions will follow. So, what exactly is a star schema? The...

(C)RANK up your Viz!

Table calculations allow you to perform calculations for items within the current view, whether it be across a table, cell or pane (with the added bonus of having further customisations available to you, should you know how to use them). As the adage goes, with great power, comes great responsibility.

Barking mad for Decision Trees

A Decision Tree is a powerful machine learning model which has the added bonus of being easy to understand, as it can be used to visually understand the model. Luckily, last week we had our 2nd taste of Predictive Analytics where we looked at Decision Trees. A...

A quick guide to Web Scraping

The term web scraping may not sound attractive, but last week we got the opportunity to really delve in to it, using a Zomato API to download data off their website. Their API allows you to access detailed information on each of the restaurants which you can massage and, if you’re a foodie like myself, use that information to find the next restaurant to indulge at.