Sean Gu

Sean was a student at UNSW studying a degree in Data Science with a major in Statistics. He decided to join The Data School because of his love for Tableau in making analysis more accessible towards a larger audience and his interest in a client facing role with a consultancy aspect. During his studies he decided that he is more interested in a role that is more involved in analysis and presentation aspects of data than hard coding. In his spare time Sean enjoys playing chess, badminton and tennis. If he could only eat one food for the rest of his life he would choose pho.

The Data School: Where Passion for Data Pays

The Data School: Where Passion for Data Pays

Sometimes stressful, sometimes painful, sometimes a late Thursday night chicken supreme pizza, but it was always fun. The training was definitely not what I had expected - but it was in a good way. The environment of like-minded and friendly individuals constantly...

Fixed-LOD Friday (Dashboard Week D5)

Fixed-LOD Friday (Dashboard Week D5)

Context Today's task used the UN Air Quality Data, but we were forbidden from using Alteryx. This was our go-to data cleansing and preparation tool. This meant that we had to either use Tableau Prep or figure out a way within Tableau to get it on the grain we needed...

Throwback Thursday (Dashboard Week D4)

Throwback Thursday (Dashboard Week D4)

Context Today's task was using cocktail data from an API. However, the catch is that we have to use Tableau version 8.3! With the 8.3 version there are several limits such as using .tde instead of .hyper and then also no level of detail calculations. The data itself...

Height of Buildings in NSW (Dashboard Week D3)

Height of Buildings in NSW (Dashboard Week D3)

Context Today's task entails connecting to ARCGIS via Tableau. This is actually quite simple. First you need to find something that has an api that can connect to the ARCGIS server. Then you can simply click on connect to data: In the to a server, one of the default...

UFC: The Odds of Winning (Dashboard Week D2)

UFC: The Odds of Winning (Dashboard Week D2)

Context Today's challenge involves the UFC dataset done by the new cohort on their stage 3 interview. The plan: Create a predictive model that runs through for a small sub-set of the data Clean the data so it's more suitable for visualisation Use the variable...

Head to Head: Kobe and Jordan (Dashboard Week D1)

Head to Head: Kobe and Jordan (Dashboard Week D1)

Context The first challenge of the famous, or rather infamous, dashboard week! We were assigned to find an API to connect and draw information from and then put it in an insightful dashboard. For this challenge I have decided to utilise an NBA API to create a...

6 Quick and Easy Tips for Tableau

6 Quick and Easy Tips for Tableau

1. Shortcuts Shortcuts are a staple in making Tableau easier. They allows you to make changes quicker and in a more streamlined way. The ones listed below are my favourites: Fields: Ctrl+F to quickly search for a field name Double click in rows or columns (in a blank...

The Complete Guide to Alteryx Analytics for Beginners: P3

The Complete Guide to Alteryx Analytics for Beginners: P3

Context This is part 3 of the predictive series. Part 1 and Part 2 went through the necessary preliminary steps and now we can start modelling. Funnily enough, this is the step that often takes the least time out of the whole predictive process. Although you do have...

My Experience as a Project Lead – Part 2

My Experience as a Project Lead – Part 2

Mid-week check-in   Event On day 3, I think this is where the panic started to shake in for some team members. No one really made any breakthroughs, but I had told them just having the process was fine. I had also previously confirmed with people on the client...

My Experience as a Project Lead – Part 1

My Experience as a Project Lead – Part 1

Context In this blog I will go over my experiences and thoughts about being the project lead for a client project at the Data School. As I don't want any lawsuits that will probably make this my first and last project as team lead. I will refrain from mentioning any...