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Tips to Become a Better Data Analyst - Data+Women Germany

Presented to Data+Women Germany. 18th June 2020

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Tips to Become a Better Data Analyst - Data+Women Germany

  1. 1. Skills for Success Tips to Help you Become a Better Data Analyst Sarah Bartlett Data + Women Germany | June 2020
  2. 2. Sarah Bartlett BI & Analytics Consultant @ Slalom Tableau Zen Master Tableau Social Ambassador Co-leader of London Tableau User Group @sarahlovesdata | sarahlovesdata.co.uk 2
  3. 3. My Professional Background • Degree in Business & Economics • 12+ years working in data & analytics • Tableau user for 6 years • 3 years BI consulting experience • Tableau Certified Associate – 2018 • Tableau Certified Professional – 2019 • London TUG co-leader since 2016 3
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  5. 5. Excel My First Love
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  9. 9. 9 MyFirstViz
  10. 10. 10 MySecondViz
  11. 11. 11 MostRecentViz
  12. 12. Tips to Advance your Career in Data Visualisation 12
  13. 13. Data Tools Design Credit: Will Chase @W_R_Chase The Data Visualisation Skills Triangle
  14. 14. Data Viz Triangle 14 Data • Data collection methods • Data wrangling • Data structures • Basic statistics • Evaluate hypothesis’s & data storytelling Design • Layout • Fonts • Colour • UX Tools • BI tools – i.e. Tableau, Power BI, MS Excel • Code – i.e. D3.js, ggplot2, Python • Pen & paper Credit: Will Chase @W_R_Chase
  15. 15. 1. Master the Basics
  16. 16. Master The Basics Utilise free training resources Tableau: www.tableau.com/learn/training/20202 Power BI: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/ Data science / code; Python, R, SQL: datacamp.com/, freecodecamp.org/news/ Attend a formal training class ◦ At work, online or via a user group / meetup ◦ Udemy, LinkedIn Learning, Coursera Study best practices in data presentation community.storytellingwithdata.com/
  17. 17. 2. Practice Regularly
  18. 18. Practice Regularly • Choose learning projects that challenge you • Choose a combination of small scale & larger projects • Join a community project:
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  20. 20. 3. Ask the Right Questions (of your data)
  21. 21. Ask the Right Questions Is your data source trustworthy? Is my data complete? Can this data actually help me answer my question or do I need additional data? Understand the limits of your data ○ How Charts Lie by Alberto Cairo ○ Avoiding Data Pitfalls by Ben Jones
  22. 22. 4. Study Design Fundamentals
  23. 23. Study Design Fundamentals Traditional design teachings (i.e. web or graphic design) do not always apply to data viz ○ The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman ○ Practical Typography by Matthew Butternick ○ The Big Book of Dashboards by Steve Wexler, Jeffery Shaffer and Andy Cotgreave ○ Storytelling with Data by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic ○ Reflections in Design blog by Sam Parsons
  24. 24. 5. Publish your Work
  25. 25. Publish your Work ○ Publish your work – i.e. Tableau Public ○ Share on social media – Twitter / LinkedIn / Instagram / Pinterest ○ Seek feedback & iterate ○ Show progression ○ Create a visual CV
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  27. 27. 6. Engage with the Community
  28. 28. Engage with the Community • Join a user group or meet up • Tableau: usergroups.tableau.com/ • Power BI: www.pbiusergroup.com/ • R / R Ladies • Join Twitter & follow data people - #datafam • Join the Data Visualisation Society • Find a mentor - mentoringmeetup.com/ • SWD Community – Practice, give/receive feedback https://community.storytellingwithdata.com/
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  30. 30. 7. Get Certified
  31. 31. Get Certified • Prove your tool-specific & data viz skills • Boost your CV • Stand out from the crowd • Test your knowledge – fill in the gaps • Earn badges & swag!
  32. 32. 32 SPECIALIST • 1 HOUR • 30 X MULTIPLE CHOICE • COSTS $100 (CURRENTLY DISCOUNTED BY 50%) • VALID FOREVER ASSOCIATE • 2 HOURS • 36 X MULTIPLE CHOICE • COSTS $250 • VALID FOR 2 YEARS PROFESSIONAL • 3 HOURS • PRACTICAL, HANDS ON • COSTS $600 • VALID FOR 3 YEARS Tableau Certification Paths
  33. 33. 8. Leverage Community Resources
  34. 34. Community Resources Tableau • Viz Wiz –Blog by Andy Kriebel - www.vizwiz.com/ • Flerlage Twins –Tableau tutorials & templates for more advanced chart types - flerlagetwins.com Power BI • Power BI Tips - https://powerbi.tips/ • Guy in a Cube – Bite-sized You Tube lessons R & Python • R Weekly - https://rweekly.org/ • R Graph Gallery - http://r-graph-gallery.com/ • Dev.to - Articles & discussions about Python - https://dev.to/t/python
  35. 35. 9. Teach Others
  36. 36. Teach Others ○ Start a blog or video channel ○ Mentor someone ○ Present at User Groups & Meetups ○ Answer questions on Community Forums ○ Run lunch & learn sessions at work
  37. 37. Let’s Recap!
  38. 38. 38 Master the Basics Build strong foundations Practice Regularly Refine your skills & choose projects that challenge you Publish your Work Share your work & seek feedback Engage with the Community Engage with others & build your network Get Certified Prove your skills Teach Others Share your knowledge and give back Ask the Right Questions Know the questions to ask of your data Study Design Fundamentals Layout, typography, colour Leverage Community Resources
  39. 39. 39 Thanks! Twitter | @sarahlovesdata Blog | www.sarahlovesdata.co.uk Email | sarah_bartlett@outlook.com Public | public.tableau.com/profile/sarah.bartlett#!/ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival

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