Recap: Makeover Monday live at #ParisTUG

Recap: Makeover Monday live at #ParisTUG

The organisers of the Paris Tableau User Group spoke to us a couple of months ago and invited us to host a #MakeoverMonday live event at one of their meetups. A trip to Paris in late spring to talk to fellow Tableau enthusiasts about data and Makeover Monday? Sounds...
Recap: Makeover Monday Live in The Netherlands

Recap: Makeover Monday Live in The Netherlands

For a while now, I’ve been meaning to get out of the Data School bubble and visit our European teams, meet customers, and run Makeover Monday Live sessions. Last week I headed to Amsterdam to visit The Information Lab Netherlands on my first of several upcoming...
Week 19 – Which cars do the Dutch purchase?

Week 19 – Which cars do the Dutch purchase?

Week 19 was a makeover of a simple table of the top 10 auto exports from the Netherlands. It’s always interesting to see how people approach making over a table because there’s no real visual elements to makeover like a typical week when we provide a poor...
Week 18 – Sydney Ferry Patronage

Week 18 – Sydney Ferry Patronage

What a cool week for Makeover Monday. Aside from the live events that happened in Sydney, we also welcomed a number of new community members who submitted their first visualizations this week. The dataset contained aggregated Sydney ferry trips from July 2016 to...
Makeover Monday live in Sydney

Makeover Monday live in Sydney

What a way to kick off May! This week I had the honour to facilitate and co-host not just one but two live MakeoverMonday events in Sydney. As the community continues to grow and the project is picking up momentum among Tableau enthusiasts and dataviz people across...
Week 17 – Data Skills Are in Huge Demand

Week 17 – Data Skills Are in Huge Demand

For week 17 we teamed up with Tableau to look at LinkedIn’s ranking of the skills that are most in demand. From a selfish perspective for Makeover Monday, it’s pretty amazing to have such close support from Tableau. What’s even better is that Tableau...
Let’s play with some Big A$$ Numbers again

Let’s play with some Big A$$ Numbers again

We did it in week 6 and we’re doing it again in week 16: We’re giving you a big dataset to work with so you can flex your analytical muscles, try something different, find an interesting story or literally just throw some really big figures on your...
Week 13 – The Secret of Success

Week 13 – The Secret of Success

Week 13 took a look at an interesting survey from Russia about the secret of success that included a pretty offensive subtitle. The data itself was pretty simple: 3 groups of people, 8 questions, 24 data points total. Incredibly the Makeover Monday Community has come...
Week 12 – March Madness

Week 12 – March Madness

In a nod to our friends at Saint Joseph’s university in Philadelphia, I picked March Madness data for week 12, highlighting the phenomenon that is US college basketball. The original article focused on the challenges around predicting which teams will feature in...
Week 11 – The Likelihood of Orgasm

Week 11 – The Likelihood of Orgasm

This week was a bit of a risk for Makeover Monday. Eva and I weren’t sure how people would respond to a data set about orgasms, so we asked The Data Duo what they thought. To say they were excited is a big understatement. 108 vizzes later, we have an incredible...
Week 10 – Top 500 YouTube Gaming Channels

Week 10 – Top 500 YouTube Gaming Channels

During week 10 we used SocialBlade‘s statistics on the Top 500 YouTube Gaming Channels to improve on their simple table and create vizzes that would convey the information better than the original. There were a number of really good submissions this week and I...
Week 9 – Andy’s American Express Spending

Week 9 – Andy’s American Express Spending

I wanted to give the Makeover Monday Community a chance to have some fun this week, so I provided them with every American Express transaction of mine from 2016. There were some really interesting vizzes and a lot that could use some more work. I made notes throughout...
Makeover Monday at Saint Joseph’s University

Makeover Monday at Saint Joseph’s University

We’re 59 days into the new year and the Makeover Monday project has reached new heights in those first 9 weeks. Not only do we have an astonishing 1,233 vizzes that were submitted since January 1, 2017, but we have also had 359 different authors participating in...
Week 8 – The EU Potato Sector

Week 8 – The EU Potato Sector

For week 8 of Makeover Monday we looked at the EU potato sector, including harvested production, cultivated areas, yield and prices. Why did I pick data about potatoes? Because I love potatoes. I think they’re the best vegetable in the world and most people at...
Week 6 – Inside Chicago’s Taxi Data

Week 6 – Inside Chicago’s Taxi Data

In Week 6 we challenged the community to work with a rather large dataset and create a makeover of a couple of simple line charts that visualised taxi trips and fares for Chicago from 2013 – 2016. We provided a data extract for 2015/2016 data as well as the full...
Monday is coming – and with it some big data

Monday is coming – and with it some big data

The dataset for Makeover Monday Week 6 was the result of a small misunderstanding. Andy asked me for a dataset for his live #MakeoverMonday session which he is running on 6 February at Tableau HQ in London. He wanted to use Chicago Taxi data in EXASOL for his initial...
Week 2 – Have Apple Lost Their Edge With iPhone?

Week 2 – Have Apple Lost Their Edge With iPhone?

Week 2 was a makeover of a bar chart showing iPhone units sold since the first iPhone was released in 2007. This week we received over 150 submissions. In light of the criticism of the data for the week 1 challenge, I decided to state a few observations I made on the...