London, United Kingdom
The Information Lab
My data visualisation journey began in a more academic setting, in biomedical research and has now become more powerful with the use of Tableau, which allows me to ask and answer questions in a matter of minutes. As part of the Data School at The Information Lab, I have learned from Zen masters and a range of influential data visualisers, how to ask the rights questions and tell a story with the answers. My strengths lie both in analytics and in dashboard design as well as in training.
I hope to be able to use what I’ve learned to help discover insights from your data, create change by helping non-profits make data driven decisions or to help make people more aware of the problems the world is facing, by education through data visualisation.
For a peak at some of my previous work, please check out my Tableau Public page: https://public.tableau.com/profile/amanda.patist#!/
About 18 months ago I started using Tableau. Immediately I was struck by how powerful the tool is at allowing you to discover insights form your data, regardless of what kind of data it is you are looking at. Another thing that struck me, perhaps even more so, is the Tableau community. The Tableau community is made up of people who want to help. To help each other learn, to help other people learn through making informative vizzes and, as is the case with the Tableau Foundation, who want to use their ability to create meaningful data visualisations to help out not for profit organisations.
As part of the Data School at The Information Lab, I have been lucky enough to learn everything from ETL, to analytics, to design best practices, to story-telling from countless inspirational people including Tableau Zen Masters. Since then I have put my new and improved analytical skills to the test in the Pharmaceutical Industry and at a large multinational management consulting firm, but outside of this I have also lead the Climate Change Team in a Tableau Public Hackathon, helped to build a viz for the charity Freedom From Torture for the Barclays hackathon and regularly take part in the project #VizForSocialGood.
I would love to be able to be involved in helping more not-for profit organisations particularly in areas such as human rights, child advocacy, trafficking, education, disaster and humanitarian relief, health, science, environmental conservation and health.