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.

Alteryx Designer Core Exam Tips

Alteryx Designer Core Exam Tips

Over the Christmas break, I decided to sit my Alteryx Designer Core exam and I am happy to announce that I passed! In this blog post, I will share some resources and tips I used to help pass the exam. Unlike the Tableau exam, the Alteryx exam is open book. You are...

Custom Mapping With Mapbox + Tableau

Custom Mapping With Mapbox + Tableau

Spatial analytics using maps is an important tool to help uncover relationships between different locations. However, Tableau’s default maps when used repeatedly can look quite boring and can make it hard to effectively tell a good story. Custom maps can be used to...

Custom Number Formatting in Tableau

Custom Number Formatting in Tableau

In Week 3 we learnt custom number formatting in Tableau. This blog post will walk you through the steps to achieve this. I’ll also provide you with a few resources to help with finding symbols to use in your custom formatting.   Create Visualisation First, we...

Plotting points in a circle in Tableau

Plotting points in a circle in Tableau

As part of Week 2’s project to makeover one of our application visualisations for the Data School, I decided to makeover one of the key visualisations from my SpaceX dashboard. This blog post will show you how to plot points on the circumference of a circle and spread...

Week 1 at The Data School

Week 1 at The Data School

My first week at The Data School had already come and gone and I had already learnt so much. I'd like to use this blog post to summarise my experience during my first week at The Data School. I hope it helps future Data Schoolers understand what the first week at The...