Ricky Cai

Ricky has a great passion for Technology which is why he has completed two relevant degrees. His first being Bachelor of Design Computing which he completed in 2016, and his most recent being Bachelor of Advanced Computing which he completed in 2021 where he graduated with first class honours. Being a data analyst in The Data School is his first full time job, and he believes such a highly regarded company can provide him with comprehensive training and help him set the first step in his career.

Space, Apple and Technology are three interests that describe him. He always keeps pace with the latest frontier technologies. In his free time, Ricky enjoys walking or running, as well as reading books and watching TV. One of his most favorite TV series is The Expanse, which is based on the book series of the same name. In addition, his favorite food is pasta, a classical and delicious Italian food.

Word Clouds In Tableau

Word Clouds In Tableau

Last week was Dashboard Week and I learnt a lot of new techniques and visualisations. I challenged myself to use something new in each dashboard. For the second day of Dashboard Week, I used a word cloud to visualise the top trending YouTube channels. Check out my...

Dashboard Week – Day 5

Dashboard Week – Day 5

It’s the final day of Dashboard Week! If you don’t already know what Dashboard Week is, check out my Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 blogs. After a long week of dashboards, we were tasked with creating our final dashboard in only 6 hours as we had to present at 3pm....

Dashboard Week – Day 4

Dashboard Week – Day 4

It’s Day 4 of Dashboard Week, the second last day. If you don’t already know what Dashboard Week is, check out my Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 blogs. Similar to yesterday, we presented our dashboards in the morning and got some really good feedback. There was a consistent...

Dashboard Week – Day 3

Dashboard Week – Day 3

It’s Day 3 of Dashboard Week, and we are already just over half way done! If you don’t already know what Dashboard Week is, check out my Day 1 and Day 2 blogs. Just like yesterday, we presented our dashboards in the morning and got some really good feedback. I took...

Dashboard Week – Day 2

Dashboard Week – Day 2

It is already Day 2 of Dashboard Week. Day 1 of dashboard week (yesterday) wasn’t too bad. We started the day by presenting our results of yesterday’s work from day 1. Check out my dashboard from Day 1 here if you haven’t already. It was exciting to see what the...

Dashboard Week – Day 1

Dashboard Week – Day 1

What is Dashboard Week? Dashboard Week at The Data School is an intense week of creating and presenting a dashboard every day for an entire week. We start the day with data given to us. We are then given the entire day to work on creating a dashboard ready to present...

Importing Tables from the Web in PowerBI

Importing Tables from the Web in PowerBI

Over 2 days last week, we were introduced to PowerBI. PowerBI is a business intelligence tool made by Microsoft to prepare, analyse and visualise data. PowerBI shares similar functionality to Tableau and Alteryx. It incorporates features of both into a single product...

Effective Use of Scrum Boards

Effective Use of Scrum Boards

What is a Scrum Board? A scrum board is a project management tool that helps to visualise tasks needed to complete a project. They can be used to help visualise the progress of a project. The scrum board is usually split into three sections: To Do, In Progress and...

Computer Vision in Alteryx vs. Python

Computer Vision in Alteryx vs. Python

What is Computer Vision? Computer Vision is a field of AI (Artificial Intelligence) which trains computers to interpret and understand the visual world using training data in the form of images. In this blog post, I will be training two Convolutional Neural Networks...

Changing Sheets in Tableau Using Parameters

Changing Sheets in Tableau Using Parameters

Tableau provides many ways to use parameters to produce custom types of interaction on a dashboard. Parameters can even be used to hide/show sheets. There may be a variety of reasons you may want to use a parameter to switch between two sheets: There may not be enough...