Next week on Thursday at Lunchtime I have been invited to do a demonstration using Tableau Public with Open Data Sets to show people how Tableau can be used for understanding available free data at the ODIQ Lunchtime Lecture Series. I have been to several of these events and they are great for those who want [...]
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Analytics is the tool of choice for improving performance in almost any field. Used properly, analytics makes obvious differences to elements that influence results. It works in sport and it can work for your business, too. Last week my sporting club, Manly Dragons, competed in the Australian Dragon Boating championships and WOW what a result! [...]
Last week I presented at the Tableau on Tour conference in Melbourne, my topic was "Sports Science: Using Multiple Disparate Complex Data Sources to Win". Truth is I am not a sport scientist but wish I was, this stuff is just fascinating and has the advantageous sideline of forming the basis for those potential clients [...]
Tonight I am hosting the Brisbane Tableau User Group, as part of that I am presenting a summary of principles and lessons learnt that should be applied when developing analytics. These are from a combination of sources but I must provide reference to Stephen Few of Perceptualedge.com He has heavily influenced and fast tracked my [...]
This is more a link than a considered post as Tableau Decision Tree are something I have been looking for for a long time. http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/154623 Plenty of stuff coming, stay tuned!
In early September I competed in the 2014 Dragon Boating Club Crew World Championships, my team (Manly Dragons) went pretty well (1st of 22 teams in Australia), as a data geek I was interested in analysis of the results to better understand how my team went with much stronger insights than the official results website allowed. I [...]
This week Ralph Kimball and the crew at Kimball Group announced their retirement effective this coming December. Ralph is the thought leader for database star or "Kimball" schema's that are so dominant in data warehousing models. Cognos data modelling is almost purely based on Ralph's ideas and tools like Tableau love the data structures he [...]
Key Data Consulting hosts the Brisbane Tableau User Group every 2 or 3 months. This provides an open exchange of ideas, techniques and even open data sets so we can build a community of people interested in helping each other out and learning from each other with the added bonus of a good venue and a beer. [...]
Government OpenData Initiatives are becoming incredibly valuable and the Australian Governments at all levels are becoming increasingly aware of the value of making data openly available to the public. The logic is they cannot afford the effort required to analyse and data mine for nuggets of information gold. So by making the information openly available to data geeks [...]