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GOVIS 2016 – It's all good

GOVIS 2016 – It's all good

My highlight from the GOVIS 2016 conference was the number of attendees who donated their conference bag to Wellington decile 1 and 2 schools, up until the moment a conference attendee told me that he had put a $2 coin in his conference bag before handing it over to...

Excel – Using Text Filters

Excel – Using Text Filters

This week I was asked an Excel question that I don't believe I had ever considered before. The scenario being: if you have a list of information held in one column of an excel spreadsheet how do you filter the contents based on the structure of the information? For...

I'm alive, and drunk on SUNZ* – SUNZ 2016

I'm alive, and drunk on SUNZ* – SUNZ 2016

  On the 9th of February this year a fairly representative group of Wellington-based analytics professionals got together for the Annual SUNZ (SAS Users of New Zealand) Conference at Te Papa. Prior to attending the conference and having pored over the schedule, I...

Light reading to start the year

Light reading to start the year

Last week was a shock to my system following the death of both David Bowie and Alan Rickman: for the most part my time was spent listening to Bowie's music and watching Rickman's movies. Reading was a secondary thought. However, I did find two very interesting...

My Interest has been Piqued by BEAM✲

I have always enjoyed investigating new business intelligence techniques and tools which will benefit my efforts as a data analyst. Yesterday I was given the opportunity to learn a new dimension modelling technique through the An Optimal Introduction...