John Jiang

John is a recent graduate from the United States, where his exposure to data analytics in R and C++ took his career in an unexpected direction and led him to join The Data School Down Under.

His previous experience as a magazine editorial assistant and writer has given him a knack for translating complex and technical topics in a way that anyone can understand. This made him a natural fit for the Data School’s emphasis on telling stories through data visualization.

In his spare time, he enjoys collecting factoids and scheming.

Two Tips For Learn What The Data School Learns

Two Tips For Learn What The Data School Learns

Learn What The Data School Learns, in which each trainee analyst gives a 1.5 hour lesson on a Tableau or Alteryx topic, is the most nerve-wracking part of the entire 4-month training process for a lot of people. Here are some quick tips for improving your experience....

Dashboard Week 5

Dashboard Week 5

In the closing day of Dashboard Week, we had not until the end of the day, but until 3pm presentation, to complete our visualizations. Thankfully, the data this time around was quite good, allowing me to spend almost all of the time working in Tableau. As a result,...

Dashboard Week Day 4

Dashboard Week Day 4

Welcome back folks for another exciting edition of Dashboard Week! Today we'll be working with a set of fairly regular text files. The twist is that visualization has to be done in Tableau Server -- Tableau Desktop is off-limits. Now isn't that just whacky? The first...

Dashboard Week Day 3: Who by Fire

Dashboard Week Day 3: Who by Fire

Humans are utterly fascinated by the idea of dying in a plane crash or accident. We consume a lot of non-fiction television on the topic, including most famously the show Air Crash Investigation, or Mayday in the United States and Canada. It also crops up constantly...

Dashboard Week Day 2

Dashboard Week Day 2

Wow, is it day 2 already? Haha, that's wild. Today we worked with the Whisky Hunter API. It's the darndest thing I've ever saw. I don't understand why a person would accumulate large amounts of whisky with no intention of drinking any of it. But maybe I'm just...

Dashboard Week Day 1!!!!

Dashboard Week Day 1!!!!

Hey everyone, welcome to Dashboard Week day 1 for the Data School Down Under cohort 10!!! I'm writing this at 1:23am, so I'll make it brief. For those of you who don't know, Dashboard Week is a tradition in the Data School where analysts-in-training create a dashboard...