For the first time in the United Kingdom, Makeover Monday was live in London at the London Tableau User Group. Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray presented the event to a sold-out audience on Monday 16th April 2018 at Tableau's UK Headquarters in Southwark, London. The event was also live-streamed on YouTube for everyone in the … Continue reading Data enthusiasts turn out for the London TUG Makeover Monday Live event
One of the things I wanted to do in 2018 was to do a long-distance running event. Considering I was completely rubbish at sport since childhood, it dawned on me in my late-teenage years that I started to become better at playing sports. Running is my go-to exercise for destressing and it makes a huge … Continue reading Running the 2018 Great Birmingham 10k
Under various guises, I have been blogging for a long time. It's interesting seeing how far I have come in the content I am producing albeit there was one thing that was missing. I had never really considered doing a VLOG although it had been something I had wanted to do for a few years. … Continue reading Dipping into the VLOG world
Six months. That is the amount of time I have gone without playing a video game and for someone who grew up with Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo and Tekken, it is something of an achievement for me. Even though video games have taken up a chunk of my life, but I knew at … Continue reading Six months of quitting gaming, so what?
It had not crossed my mind that there was a World Autism Awareness Week every year to raise awareness of people living on the autistic spectrum disorder. Having written about the topic extensively in the past on my blog, I wanted to explain my story of being an individual on the spectrum in-depth and how … Continue reading World Autism Awareness Week 2018 – My story
Once again, I have been very on and off with my Makeover Monday participation recently due to other commitments I have had to prioritise although I managed to squeeze in an evening for my Week 13 entry. This week's dataset looks at the UK's favourite chocolate bars and although it is coming up to Easter. … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 13 – What is the UK’s favourite chocolate bar?
It's not very often I write about a topic that is very personal and honest about one aspect of myself, but with most things in life, you have to go outside that comfort zone and do it. I could say so many positives about my friends that I have at the moment that it would … Continue reading Thank you, my inspiring and wonderful friends
I'm back for another Makeover Monday after a week's absence due to so many things going on in my life that needed sorting out. Week 10 will be completed later on next week so I can be up-to-date with my entries for 2018. This week's dataset caught me by surprise as it's looking at Irish … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 11- Irish Whiskey Sales
Out of all things I had considered to do a data visualisation on, it had never crossed my mind to do a long-form viz on one of the games I used to play as a teenager, Tomb Raider. Until now. I recently did a Tomb Raider viz on PlayStation sales data using basic bar charts … Continue reading Visualising the History of Tomb Raider
It has been a long time since music was given coverage on my blog. You would have to go as far back as September 2017 to find that I had covered The Verve's 20 Year Anniversary of their seminal album "Urban Hymns" in a Tableau data visualisation. This post is an unusual one as it … Continue reading ’74-’75 – A definition of a ‘sleeper hit’ from The Connells