Good Read: How Would You Visualize Hurricanes

I have been thinking a lot about charts lately. We’re currently at a point in the cycle of software development that requires submitting the next set of projects to improve or create our Visual Analytics Tools (VAT) elements of CU*BASE. There are a few places where we have charts but we know they aren’t the…Read More

The Lightbulb Went Off – A Pie and a Bar

Have you ever really thought about what kind of chart to use when you’re graphing data? True Confession: I never did. I just went on instinct and blind luck until I began working and learning as a data analyst. Now, I definitely do realize how valuable visualizations are for communicating data. But I worry that…Read More

Asterisk Intelligence Week! (Again)

And again, and again, and again, and again. 🙂 Last month we hosted our 2nd ever Asterisk Intelligence Week training event. (Read my thoughts on AI Week #1 here). It’s definitely one of my favorite training events to do because we spend so much time with participants doing practical hands-on work. This time around interest…Read More

5 Soft Skills of Data Analytics

There are many people telling you how to “do” data analytics today. Use these tools, use these coding/query languages, these database structures are best, start with these projects, get executive buy-in this way, etc. What these articles and webinars often fail to acknowledge are the habits and skillsets that are critical to actually finding success…Read More

Buckle In, It’s Training Time…

Today marks the start of a 5-day string of hands-on, focused, on-site training events for us. We’re calling this Asterisk Intelligence Week (listen, sometimes simplicity wins over creativity). Personally, I’m excited because this is the first event where I’m allowed to intentionally get into the weeds and the details. We’re working with our attendees in…Read More