Shashanka Rao

Shashanka is a data enthusiast with a background in Environmental Engineering and a Masters’ degree in Sustainability and Renewable Energy Engineering. Having worked as an environmental engineer for several years provided him with the opportunities to analyze vast environmental datasets. He is interested in analyzing environmental issues like global warming,food and water scarcity. Shashanka aims on helping communities with coping with these issues.

Away from computer Shashanka enjoys, photography, pencil sketching and digital art. Shashanka’s choice of one meal that he wouldn’t mind having for the rest of life is -Pepperoni Pizza.

Client Project Weeks

Client Project Weeks

Having completed 7 weeks and 2 client projects in The Data School, our cohort - DSAU11 has had a feel for what client placements and most of our careers are going to be like in our foreseeable future. Below are my experiences from first 2 client projects. The Week:...

Drilling Down on a Bar Graph

Drilling Down on a Bar Graph

One of the main challenges of preparing a good dashboard is maintaining minimalism while delivering the required information. This needs to be sometimes achieved by making details available on demand. The following tutorial in brief shows how to achieve this with set...

Window Functions for Comparison

Window Functions for Comparison

Window functions are among the most useful inbuilt functions in Tableau. These functions can be used while carrying out aggregation over a certain set of rows of our interest. These set of rows can be called windows. This puts the term 'Window' in window functions....

Beat the Boredom with Batch Macros

Beat the Boredom with Batch Macros

The corner-stone of the industrial revolution was the ability to automate the boring tasks. Also, this hold good during the era of digital data revolution. While exploring and analyzing vast datasets can be very rewarding, a fair bit of this involves repetitive tasks....

Onboarding Custom Color Palette into Tableau

Onboarding Custom Color Palette into Tableau

When visualizing client data, one of the protocols is to strictly adhere is the clients' color scheme. This is to cater to their design communication and consistency requirements. While colors can be individually picked and added to a Custom colors' list, it is often...

can cleaning be fun?

can cleaning be fun?

Short answer - Yes! Long Answer - That depends on if you know Alteryx. And, it is datasets that you're cleaning. Coming from a background where I mostly used Microsoft Excel and Python for most of the data wrangling, Alteryx proves to be a game changer. The processes...