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Emma Wishart

A jack-of-all-trades and a continuous learner, Emma is excited to begin her Data Analytics journey with The Data School. After completing a dual degree majoring in marketing and interactive and visual design, Emma embarked on an exciting journey that took her to London, where she gained valuable work experience. Later, she relocated to Antwerp, Belgium, where she further expanded her skillset by learning Dutch and completing a comprehensive web development course.
Emma recently returned to Australia and joined The Data School Down Under. Eager to dive into the world of data, Emma is committed to honing her skills and becoming an expert in the field. Emma loves nature, travel, eating good food with great company and connecting with people in genuine, hours-long conversations.

Blue vs Green and Dimensions vs Measures in Tableau

In today's blog, I will be disentangling the confusion about three particular Tableau topics: Discrete vs continuous Blue vs greenĀ and Dimensions vs measures in Tableau.   Discrete and continuous are mathematical terms that are used when describing data. If you...

Discrete vs Continuous Data

Today I will be covering the difference between discrete vs continuous data. This is an important concept to grasp as a data analyst and one that can confuse some data newbies.   What is discrete data? Discrete data has the following characteristics: finite,...

From Student to Teacher – Learn with The Data School

"Learn What The Data School Learns" Towards the end of our training period with The Data School, we are required to give training on one of the many topics we have learned over our four months training.   Can you learn with The Data School without signing up to...

Dashboard week: how to survive

This blog is written for fellow Data Schoolers who are currently undergoing training. It is my advice regarding dashboard week.   Tip 1: Block out the "noise" This is not my general advice for training, but when it comes to dashboard week, my first piece of...

Dashboard Week: Day 3

Hello and welcome to day 3 of Dashboard Week!   After we got our presentations for yesterday's dashboards out of the way in the morning, we got cracking on our next project. The data for today is related to Star Trek.   Rather than being given a flat file...

Dashboard week: Day 2

Day two of Dashboard week and today we are looking at computer chips! As always, the first step is exploring the data. I know CPU and GPU, but for the rest of the data, a lot of the information is quite foreign to me. So, step one is researching what each column means...

Dashboard Week: Day 1

Hello and welcome to dashboard week! This is a week that is done toward the end of training for every Data School cohort. The week is designed as a bit of a pressure cooker situation, encouraging us to time-box and use all the skills we have learnt over the course of...

Data Basics: Data Types

When working with data, it is important to understand the different data types and how to store and use them. This blog post is written for a data novice and will cover some of the basic data types, their uses and sizes.   Bytes: A byte is a unit of data that is...

Discovering Tableau: an overview of the Data Visualisation software

Are you a Tableau newbie? Do you want to learn more about Tableau? Before finding out about The Data School and embarking on my Data School journey, I had never even heard of Tableau. Of course, with my application process, I got a crash course in the basics of...

My first weeks at The Data School Downunder

So, you're wondering what it is like to join The Data School? The Data School Downunder is the Australian branch of The Data School. It provides a four-month intensive Data Analyst training program followed by two years of data consulting projects. Read more about the...