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Open Data Sets

A connection of mine recently shared a great resource with me for those of you who are aspiring data scientist or just love data. It's an open-source data science program that can be found here: http://datasciencemasters.org/. Check out this great data repository compiled by the project: Open Data List of Public Datasets - user-curatedDBpedia - utilizing a large multi-domain ontologyPublic Data Sets on AWS - common web crawl corpus, NASA satellite imagery, Human Genome, Google Book NGrams, Wikipedia Traffic, Million Song Dataset, Federal Reserve Economic Data, PubChem, more.Governmental Data Compendium of Governmental Open Data SourcesData.gov (USA)Africa Open DataUS Census - Population Estimates and Projections, Nonemployer Statistics and County Business Patterns, Economic Indicators Time Series, more.Non-Governmental Org Data The World Bank - business regulation measures, company-level data in emerging markets, household consumption patterns, World Development Indicators, World Ban…

Top 16 Things to do in Austin, TX for #TC16!

After attending the 2015 Tableau Conference, I partnered with Aaron (@VeniVidiVizi) on a new project called Data Dare. The idea was to challenge each other throughout this year so that we can keep the momentum from the conference going and continue to better our practice and engage with the Tableau community. We flipped a coin and I got the first dare. Aaron dared me to create an Austin, TX tourism guide in honor of Tableau Conference 2016!

See all the details on how I made it and what I dared Aaron to do at data-dare.com!!!

Computer History Museum and a Tableau Makeover

I just posted a Tableau story about my recent visit to the Computer History Museum that inspired me to makeover a census data viz from the 19th Century! Check it out by clicking the image below:

Here are some other photos I snapped:

Awesome interactive display on inputs and outputs. #HelloSQL


Awesome 3-D visualization on Moore's "Law".


And another view:


Punch card data collection:

Transforming the punch card data into visualizations:

The result:

More Census visualizations:




The punch machine:

Hope you enjoyed!

The Story Behind my Viz of the Day on AirBnB

It's Saturday October 17th, two days before the 2015 Tableau Conference in Las Vegas. I'm not packed, I haven't picked all the sessions I want to attend yet and I realize my Tableau vizzing has been...well...not existent the last couple of months. The dashboards I made with my team were in production and I started on a new project at work focused on data migration and architecture, less so on visualization (for now). I decided I needed to grease the wheels and play to get back into Tableau mode. To be honest, I didn't have a particular question in mind or a story I wanted to tell. I just wanted a data set that required minimal prep work so that I could get to vizzing. I ended up coming across Jewel Loree's data feed on "Inside Airbnb". The source of the data, Inside Airbnb, hosted a collection of Airbnb data for cities around the world. The best part for me was that the data had already been analyzed, cleansed and aggregated where appropriate. Perfect! As…

10 Things to do after Tableau Conference 2015

So you just had a whirlwind of a week where you were exposed to 10,000+ fellow data nerds. You were inspired by others work, incredulous at the things you saw Tableau could do, excited for all the new feature announcements, giddy over the amazing speakers and feverishly taking notes as to not forget a thing. Your feet probably also ache, you had a great nights sleep in your own bed and you're ready for a Netflix weekend with the SO and/or kiddos. But what about now? What's next? Here's 10 things you can do now to continue the spirit of the conference and continue to grow in your practice:

Connect with your colleges this week at work to reflect and share your conference experiences and to strategize how to harness the momentum, new connections and gained knowledge in your everyday practice.
Now is the perfect time to catch up on the conference Twitter hashtag #data15 among others (like #datapluswomen!). See the conference through others eyes, find out about the moments you m…