Nam Nguyen

Nam completed a Bachelor of Engineering from University of New South Wales, majoring in Aerospace Engineering, in 2017. He spent more than 3 years working in the Engineering industry before deciding to move on. He got inspired by his friend, who is a Data Schooler from the previous cohort, and wanted to explore the data world more deeply.

He loves spending quality time with friends such as going on road trips, playing football, or trying new food cultures. In his own time, he plays piano to relieve stress and find peace for his mind.

Going beyond the Bar Chart (Part 2)

Going beyond the Bar Chart (Part 2)

Continuing from last edition, we will now look at the following charts: Histogram Butterfly Chart Gaant Chart Histogram Use Case: A histogram is useful in visualizing data over continuous intervals. Each bar in a histogram represents the frequency How to create a...

Dashboard Week: Day 5 – Shark Attacks

Dashboard Week: Day 5 – Shark Attacks

Introduction For this dashboard week challenge, we had to use data relating to shark attacks in the past century to create a dashboard. We had a morning to create and present a dashboard and so time-boxing was crucial for this challenge. In my spare time after the...

Dashboard Week: Day 3 – Smartphones

Dashboard Week: Day 3 – Smartphones

Introduction For this dashboard week challenge, we had to use data from statcounter.com to create a dashboard. The data consisted of one column of data and so we had to supplement the data to create a compelling story. Data/Story Preparation From this website, I...

How to read API and documentation (Part 2)

How to read API and documentation (Part 2)

Introduction To get more practice of connecting to API’s and a common use case of how you will manipulate your data for analysis we will now try to connect to The Movie Database (TMDb) Example 2: The Movie Database (TMDb) API documentation:...

How to read API and documentation (Part 1)

How to read API and documentation (Part 1)

What is an API? API stands for Application Programming Interface. In simple terms, an API is a set of rules and protocols that allow different software applications to communicate with each other. Think of an API as a waiter in a restaurant. When you go to a...

Creating an iterative macro in Alteryx

Creating an iterative macro in Alteryx

Introduction In this blog, I will give a recap of how I approached Alteryx challenge #240 where we had to apply an iterative macro. What is a macro and an iterative macro? A macro in Alteryx is a custom workflow that you can reuse across different projects. Macros...

Going beyond the Bar Chart – Part 1

Going beyond the Bar Chart – Part 1

Introduction Before starting at the data school, I was keen to go into training to learn a multitude of chart types as I saw a huge array of data visualizations from previous applicants. However, as I was exposed to more client projects, I started to notice that...