The Best of DS11

This week is DS11’s last week of training. Next week, we’ll all be split up and sent to our placements for the next 6 months. We probably won’t all be back together for a while so I’ve been feeling quite reflective. Throughout the past 4 months, we have done some amazing work and in this post, I would like to highlight the vizzes and blogs that are personally my favourite. DS11 has produced so much useful and incredible content over the past few months and this post can’t possibly cover it all so be sure to check out our Twitters and Tableau Public profiles.


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Favourite Viz : One

How could I have a favourite viz section and not include this beautiful viz by Ellie. This viz was done for Dashboard Week Day 1 and deservedly got Viz of the Day! Check it out here. Isn’t the snow incredible?!

Ellie’s VOTD!
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Louise’s 2018 in Data

This time last year, I was a final year Medical Engineering student without a clear career path. Now, I’ve graduated and I have a job that I love – more than I expected to have by this time!

Fig 1. My greatest accomplishments in 2018

 

2018 has been an amazing year and I’d like to take a moment to say I am so thankful for my family and friends for supporting me throughout and to everyone at the Data School and the wider data community for welcoming me. Now, on to a recap of the year…

 

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Imposter Syndrome: Feeling like you belong

A reflective log and a message to current and future Data Schoolers…

 

Have you ever doubted your abilities?

Have you felt like you’re not as smart as people think you are?

Have you thought your accomplishments are due to luck?

Have you been afraid of being found out as a fraud?

Have you felt like you don’t fit?

 

This is Imposter Syndrome.

 

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My 6 Week Reflections

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Has it been 6 weeks already?!

As cliché as it is, time really has flown by. The Data School’s 11th cohort have just completed our 6th week of training and will be beginning our 7th week at the time of this post’s publishing. Crazy right?

With only a couple weeks left until the halfway point of our 4 months of training, I thought I’d reflect on how things have gone so far, major lessons I’ve learned, and what I want to do to make the most of my remaining training time.

 

What I have done so far, in numbers.

  • 6 weeks of Tableau and Alteryx training
  • 6 presentations
  • 2 client projects
  • 1 client project as project manager
  • 9 blog posts published on the Data School blog (or 10 including this one!)
  • 1 domain purchased for my personal website (here!)
  • 6 Tableau Public vizzes (check me out)
  • 8 Tableau Public followers
  • 40 tweets
  • 156 new twitter followers (follow me here!)
  • 16,000 tweet impressions

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