I have to include this little clip of Pete Yorn's Life on a Chain, only because every time I think of the Data Chain, it reminds me of the song.
Now that the song is stuck in your head, I wanted to go through my thoughts on this November's Data Chain. But first, what is the data chain? So glad you asked! It's a project organized by the awesome Brittany Fong and Sophie Sparks, which was influenced by the Dear Data projects. I thought it was a great way for me to be accountable for doing some vizzes and have some fund, so once I found out about it, I signed up!
November's theme was tracking ingredients! I immediately thought of tracking my macros. I use My Fitness Pal to track what I eat on a regular basis, so this was a great project for me! I wanted to track what foods I ate more often in each category; carbs, fats, and proteins. I had my data in excel for meal planning purposes, so I connected to that to explore the data in Tableau. I did all of that, but for some reason, I lost the file (super sad face). I could try to recreate it, but I've got December's I need to move to onto (so maybe when I have some downtime.
I made some rookie mistakes with my first postcard (it wasn't heavy enough and I feared it would tear), but all in all, I think it was a first good attempt. Check it out!
What's This About?
After using Tableau in my last position, I'm now a data viz hobbyist and this is my little slice of world dedicated to data visualization...typically Tableau related.
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