Frank Salmon

Before joining The Data School, Frank worked in the insurance industry – specifically in recoveries for motor vehicle claims. However, it was during his honours year in Psychology at UNSW that Frank discovered the power of analytics and his passion for data. This lead to an ambition to change careers and join the Data School. When Frank isn’t working, he enjoys running and playing music on the piano and guitar.

Dashboard Week Day 5: CLUE Melbourne Data

Dashboard Week Day 5: CLUE Melbourne Data

It was Friday and it was the last day of Dashboard week! Today's Challenge was all about Spatial data from the Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) for Melbourne. I was looking forward to brushing up on spatial analysis. This time we only had 6 hours from the...

Dashboard Week Day 3: Planes Falling of the Sky

Dashboard Week Day 3: Planes Falling of the Sky

Planes dropping out of the sky! Today’s Challenge was to web scrape the database of http://www.planecrashinfo.com/database.htm. This included many pages of fatal crashes across the length of aviation history. This pleasant topic surely won’t induce certain phobias....

Understanding Fixed LODs: Helpful Links

Understanding Fixed LODs: Helpful Links

While I was preparing for my Tableau Desktop certification exam, I decided to go over a topic that went a bit over my head during training, fixed LODs. LODs (level of detail calculation) are a somewhat advanced topic in Tableau, but they are vital for certain purposes...

Web Scraping with Power BI

Web Scraping with Power BI

This week was my first introduction to Power BI. It's quite different to Tableau, with some things coming surprisingly easy like filter actions and other things harder, such as the unfamiliar syntax's DAX and M. However what I was impressed by was the ease of its...

The Data School: Lockdown Style

The Data School: Lockdown Style

I've just completed my first week of The Data School, DSAU10! I've been introduced to the company and my peers, and yet I have never set foot in the Sydney office. Such was the timing of the Sydney Covid Lockdown. The Challenges of Online Learning Being brand new...