Varun Varma

Varun completed his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney.  While working as a Call Centre Analyst, he enjoyed working on data to derive insights. Consequently started learning Tableau, this is when he stumbled upon Data School Down Under. Over the weekend, Varun can be often found at one of the bush trails around Sydney. 

Data School Training: Reflective Blog

Here we are at the end of our (DSAU 3) 4-month training period. However, because of the intensity of the program, it felt like 4 weeks. In this blog, I try to explore how my decision to apply to the data school turned out.   Application to Data School: Data...

Dashboard Week: Day 5 | Journalist Fatalities

On the final dashboard day, the dataset we were given was Journalist fatalities recorded since 1992. The curve ball this time was that we had to use Tableau version 8.3 only. Using Tableau 8.3 felt like playing a computer game that was 10 years old. However, layout...

Dashboard Week: Day 3 | Cricket World Cup 2019

On day three of the dashboard week, we were given a task to build a dashboard on Cricket World Cup, since the 2019 world cup final is scheduled this weekend. There were two big positives with the Day 3 dashboard The data was clean as it could get. Craig had recently...

Tableau Tip: Apply dashboard filter on Worksheet

There can be many use cases for applying dashboard filter on a Worksheet, but this blog illustrates how we can achieve the effect on the below picture. The dashboard in the picture above shows the overall sales by each subcategory. Upon clicking on any of the bars,...

Alteryx: Blob Convert Tool

In this blog I share details on how I used blob convert tool to convert blob data type to string data type. When working on one of our client projects, one of the tasks we were given was to analyse and create dashboards on Alteryx scheduler data. So, the files we were...