Hayley Rixon

Hayley got exposed to statistics and data analysis while studying Psychology at Macquarie University. During her studies she realised her passion for data. She stumbled across the Data School while looking for graduate positions and decided to apply. During the application process she fell in love with data visualisation and Tableau and spent lots of hours and sleepless nights to improve her visualization. She prefers to spend her spare time with her daughter and family. She enjoys being in nature and walking on Sydney’s gorgeous beaches.

Reflections on the last 4 months

The last 16 weeks of training have flown by! I can't believe how much I've learnt over the training period. Although it has been a whirlwind I think it's important to take a step back and reflect on all the amazing experiences I've had.   Technical Skills Before...

Dashboard Week, Day 5 – Museums

Day 5 was the final day of dashboard week! We were provided with a data set containing information about Museums in the US. We were allowed to supplement with other data and use Alteryx for data prep. In the data set were the locations of all the museums as well as...

Dashboard Week, Day 3 – Power BI

Today is day 3 of Dashboard Week! The challenge for today was to create a visualisation in Power BI. We were given an interesting dataset based on the Titanic. I decided to focus on survival rates, particularly for children. I wanted to visualise differences in...

Goals for my time at the Data School

My first week at the data school was exciting, busy and challenging. Now that I've had a taste of what goes on, I thought it would be a good idea to write out a list of goals I hope to achieve in the next 15 weeks. Become skilled in Alteryx and Tableau  The chance to...