After a week off from Makeover Monday due to my endless search to find my first graduate job, I have now Graduated from Birmingham City University with a solid 2:1 degree in BA (Hons) - Media and Communication (Journalism). The perfect start to a week that has been full of positives and learning curves that … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 26 – Iterate, Iterate, Iterate
I must say this week's Makeover Monday dataset was something I never expected as it was on data from The Tate Collection. As the data was focusing on how much of the collection was owned by Joseph Mallord William Turner, it was a logical decision to focus my entry this around the topic. But firstly, … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 24 – The Tate Collection – Turner or Not Turner?
I cannot believe its been six months since I first started enhancing my data visualisation skills by using Tableau on the 1st January 2017 and it has changed my life. As a Data Journalist for a few years, I had relied on infogr.am to generate my visualisations for my stories, but it was not until … Continue reading The benefits of Makeover Monday for a Tableau learner
This week's Makeover Monday was very different to past Makeover Monday entries as this will be the last entry before I head off to Portugal for a week in the Algarve for some sun and relaxation. How lovely! In terms of the background for Makeover Monday Week 20, entrants could decide on doing a Makeover … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 20 – Youth Employment in South American Countries
To be honest, this last month has been extremely busy with finishing and handing in my dissertation and project so I have not been vizzing a lot as of late. Hopefully, I can redeem myself for a lost month of vizzing with this week's Makeover Monday. As Eva Murray was in Australia, the visualisation that … Continue reading Makeover Monday: Week 18: Let’s hop on a Sydney Ferry!
For many years, I used to be very closed about the fact that I was on the autistic spectrum. From the age of three, I was diagnosed by a Doctor as having Asperger's Syndrome, which is a mild form of autism, which affects the way I interact and create relationships around me whether that is … Continue reading Asperger’s is not a barrier, it’s who I am
I must be honest with myself after turning 21 last week, I had a bad week, full of overthinking and making silly mistakes and being unsuccessful with The Data School 6 application. It would have been very easy to put two months of Tableau learning aside and forget about it, but its made me more … Continue reading Learning through doing – Picking yourself back up in Tableau
The dawn of a new year beckons as 2016 becomes 2017 and already this year feels a lot quicker than last year. But there was a goal that I wanted to accomplish and that was to learn Tableau. On the first day of 2017, I jumped into the unknown and I have not looked back … Continue reading What have I learned on my first month using Tableau?
After being recommended to try Tableau's weekly social data project #MakeoverMonday, which is run by Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray, I have immersed myself in the project which has given me a place where I can share my work on social media within the Tableau community and get feedback by other participants. Whilst it has … Continue reading Reflecting on my first two Tableau #MakeoverMonday weeks so far – a lot to learn
Yesterday, I started my first Makeover Monday session in Tableau, which was an exciting but daunting experience. It got me thinking about reflecting on each week of doing Makeover Monday through the stories I tell with my visualisations. This week's Makeover Monday Week 3 was an opportunity to look at finding a story through @RealDonaldTrump's … Continue reading First Makeover Monday – Week 3: @RealDonaldTrump dataviz