Maliha Athar

Hi, I am Maliha from Pakistan. I did my bachelor’s in business administration and then in my masters I pursued Business Analytics. The switch was triggered by a seminar I attended in my bachelors about Big Data which really caught my interest and helped me chose what I want to do further with my career.

This degree wasn’t taught in my home country which made me come to Australia making me the first girl from my family to come study abroad. It is not very common in my culture for girls to study abroad and I am very glad that my parents supported my dream and helped me reach where I am today.

My interests include swimming but that’s an occasional interest because I get sick very easily. However, I am always up for something adventurous like sky diving, scuba diving etc. Next thing on my list of adventures is shark diving. My favorite food is biryani, which is a mixed spice rice dish, but if I had to chose between a salty or a sweet dish; I can live on eating sweets all my life.

My motivation to join DSAU was to build a foundation for my career through the 4 months of training that would give me a glimpse of professional life as well as train me side by side. I have loved visualizing since I was in elementary school as I used to learn and memorize things using flow charts. I am really looking forward to learn and grow professionally while making amazing friends through this training.

Alteryx Challenge 206

Alteryx Challenge 206

In this challenge it was required to calculate average hotel stay and count the number of hotel reservation IDs for all hotel reservation that were not cancelled and were at least one day in length.  I decided to do it in 3 steps. First filtering out the non-cancelled...

WOW Challenge-Week 7

WOW Challenge-Week 7

In third week of my training, we were assigned with different tableau challenges. I was assigned with week 7 challenge of workout Wednesday. In the challenge, I was required to make a scattered plot for Profit Ratio vs sales by each state. An important requirement for...

Visualization Improvements in my early dashboards

Visualization Improvements in my early dashboards

The data that I have used for this visualization is about IMDb. The link to the first submission is as follows Submission 1: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/maliha.athar/viz/IMDb-MalihaAthar/IMDbFinalDashboard In this blog, I will take you through the dos and...

Parameters, A better way to filter Data

Parameters, A better way to filter Data

Parameters, A better way to filter Data Filters are only used to divide data while Parameters add into the interactivity of the visualization. When a parameter is added to the viz, it adds into the flexibility as they are based on some calculation. Here is an...