Dashboard Week at The Data School is Off and Racing

This week is week 13 of #DSAU1, the first cohort of The Data School Australia.  In the tradition of The Data School UK, The data schoolers will be given a data and dashboard challenge every day for 5 days in a row.  Readers of my blog will know that I am quite the fan of Horse Racing metrics, so it will come as no surprise that the dataset for the first Monday in November was all about THE MELBOURNE CUP.

I gave the team some raw data via a webscrape of racenet.com.au, plus some history stats of winners since 1983.  They had to use Alteryx to do quite a lot of parsing in order to get the data into a Tableau friendly format.  It was great to wake up on the morning of the big race and see a whole bunch of blogs linking to a whole lot of great dashboards.

Fans of CraigsBet will also be happy that i’ve updated my Tableau Public viz to allow some informed punting decisions.

craigsbetMelbCup2018

Link to Tableau Public Viz

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