Zack Hawkins

Zack studied at Swinburne University where he completed an undergrad degree in psychology and sports science, and an honours degree in health science. During his honours degree he completed a thesis which got published in 2018. Zack loves his sports, having played footy, basketball and tennis throughout his life and is a big St Kilda and LA Lakers fan. Zacks favourite food would easily be a chicken parmigiana.

My favourite Alteryx tools

My favourite Alteryx tools

With my training coming to an end this upcoming week, I have realized that I am yet to do a blog surrounding Alteryx. So, today I would like to share with you my 3 favourite tools. Starting with my third favourite… Text to columns This is a tool that takes text or...

Which Tax Lodgement Method Should You Use?

Which Tax Lodgement Method Should You Use?

Since 2011 there has been two ways to lodge your tax return; through an agent or self-preparing. This blog will analyse the two to help you make an informative decision on which lodgment method is best for you. Agent or Self-Preparing? Firstly, the donut chart shows...

Star Wars Character Profiles

Star Wars Character Profiles

Using the Star Wars API, I set out to create a Character Profiles Dashboard exploring a wide range of information about all our favourite characters. My task in the team was to get all of the information relating to the films and the starships. This Alteryx workflow...

Where Should I Live?

Where Should I Live?

For my first Dashboard this week with the given dataset, I set out to create a visualisation that could assist me, should I be looking to move out, in answering the question where should I live? The dataset we got given was customer service requests for the City of...

Drill-Down Bar Chart

Drill-Down Bar Chart

In this blog I will show you how to create a drill-down bar chart using Category and Sub-Category from sample superstore. These charts can be useful when looking at data that belong to a hierarchy, starting at the top of the hierarchy and then drilling down into the...

Building a Donut Chart in Tableau

Building a Donut Chart in Tableau

How to Build a Donut Chart In this blog I am going to show you all how to create a donut chart in Tableau. A donut chart is a version of a pie chart with a “hole” in the middle, often displaying a total number to give the chart context. First step is to drag your...

Heatmap in Tableau

Heatmap in Tableau

Month Heatmap in Tableau In this blog I will show you how to build a month heatmap. This is a good way to view certain things by days of the month, and is beneficial for businesses wanting to see something like: which days of the week produce more sales? In this...