Pris Lam

Pris Lam completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Sydney. Bringing to the table working experience in operations and as a Millennial/Gen Z focused trainer, Pris is fascinated by data driven decision and engaging storytelling.

It was in the UK that Pris met a graduate of The Data School UK and decided to continue her data journey with The Data School Down Under. Outside of data, Pris loves travelling, collecting instruments from around the world, and watching documentaries.

Reflections: Who Is That Girl I See…

Staring straight back at me. Jokes, I can't use a Disney reference/pic here. 4 months of training for DSAU2 comes to an end. It's crazy to think that not too long ago, we were all scrambling to sit at the front of the room to follow Pete's Tableau and Alteryx...

Day 5: The Fall Of A Motor Titan?

Final day of dashboard week! The Brief We were given 2018 Motor Vehicle Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) Data for the final day of dashboard week. Since we're presenting at 3PM today, the dataset is a lot thinner and easier to work with. Given...

Day 4: Pastels, Fluros, BTS, and K-pop

And... it's day 4. The Brief, Ideas and Challenges Craig simply told us to look up the Eventful API and use it to create a Tableau visualisation. Seemed easy, we'd all used APIs before over the last 4 months. Whilst everyone else immediately talked about food, one of...

Day 3: Terrorism By Region & Marketing Terror

Day 3 of dashboarding week! The Brief Sweet dataset to work with today since it's full of analysis and storytelling potential. Craig gave us the Global Terrorism Database to find insight and tell a story with. Data Prep Data prep was pretty straightforward today. Year...

Day 2: The Elusive 323

Day 2 dashboarding is DONE! Today's dataset was..... sports. Not all that exciting for myself personally, especially given I don't have a single clue about baseball, it was a bit of a groan when Craig revealed the dataset. "Oh no... I thought sports was over and done...

Day 1: Donations To and Within Asia Pacific

Dashboard week is finally upon us! For our day 1 dashboard, we were given Storytelling with Data's March challenge dataset and told to present, publish a dashboard to Tableau Public and write up a blog by 9AM the next day. No worries, I've made dashboards under time...

Formatting chart lines on Tableau Desktop

Building beautiful charts on Tableau Desktop is easy. But with so many options to modify and adjust its appearance, sometimes it can be hard to know which formatting drop down to select and deselect on Tableau. Instead of always mass changing every option to 'none' to...

Checking In At 75% In

With the blink of an eye, the second Data School Down Under (DSAU2) cohort is now 75% through their first four months of training. Wow! It's crazy how time flies when you're having fun! I've been focusing more on technical blog posts so far so I've decided to use this...

Dummy Data with Iterative Macros

A few weeks ago, DSAU2 worked on a client project that involved architecting a dashboard for the future. Part of this was using dummy data to populate the view. Pulling together a combination of Alteryx Designer tools -- including multi-row formulas, unique tools,...

Big Data Wrangling with Calgary Tools

Data comes in all shapes and sizes. But what happens if the data you're wrangling is in the millions of records? Having worked with data with several million rows of data in the past few client projects, there's been times where running a single Alteryx workflow can...