Makeover Monday: Urban Diversity in the United States

This weeks Makeover comes from a post by FiveThirtyEight on diversity in the United States among the top 100 largest cities. Mostly, the article describes how many cities with high amounts of diversity also are the least integrated. They use the term “segregated” however I prefer integrated to explain the same basic concept. In their…

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Makeover Monday : Sugar Tax in the UK

This weeks Makeover Monday is sourced from a BBC article (src) describing the new Sugar Tax going into effect in the UK. The goal with this tax on sugar is to fight obesity in the UK, especially among young people (children and teenagers). The idea with this data viz is to see the effect of…

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Which map speaks to you?

Maps are a visually engaging and often compelling way to communicate with data. There does seem to be a divide however, among the data visualization community on if dark or light themes are more effective. Below I’ve compiled a map with both light and dark themes to compare and contrast their effect on your visual…

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Animate your Tableau dashboards on the Web

In this tutorial you will learn how to animate your Tableau dashboards on the Web. This will require basic understanding of Tableau — basic HTML and Javascript knowledge will also be helpful. Background Tableau dashboard developers have long wanted to show how things change over time in their views. In Tableau desktop this is possible using the Pages shelf…

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Your Data team needs a growth hacker

For decades now in the data field we’ve assumed that if we build it, they will come. We’re essentially the gate keepers of knowledge and insight. In previous years this may have been true as business users had no other option but to come to us. This may still be the case in some industries….

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Is the Star Schema dead?

Data Warehousing History Thirty or so years ago, well before the internet, people figured out that you could no longer rely on a single system itself to provide meaningful insights about your business. They are, by definition, only a slice of your business so when you had questions which required correlating multiple systems, a herculean…

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How to structure your data organization

What is the most optimal way to structure your data organization for maximum impact to your business and your customers? I’ve spent a number of years organizing and growing data teams and have some results to share… Today’s business world calls for adaptive data teams that can produce results in advance of people asking for…

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You are wrong

*This is a love note to my team that has kept me grounded for the years we’ve been working together. I love you all and welcome any of you to call me on my bullshit anytime you spot it. It’s time to talk turkey. We all feel we’re right all the time, right? So it…

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Data Analytics Hands On

I’m excited to share with you my latest course on Pluralsight Data Analytics: Hands On! In this course you can learn all of the key concepts in the world of data analytics. This course will walk you through everything you need to know to brush up on your data analytics knowledge or introduce you to…

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