The Information Lab – Data School 2016

The Data School is open!

Interested in Data Visualisation? Think it’s the career for you?

information-labApplications will be taken from now until Monday 7 March 2016. Any submissions after 7 March will NOT be considered for this intake (although please feel free to register interest for a subsequent start date if you cannot make this one).

Stage 1: Create some content in Tableau public and send us links to this content (more information on how to get started with this below) – the sooner the better.  Please send completed content to us by emailing

Stage 2:  Those that have created interesting content which we feel demonstrates a passion for the field of data visualisation will be invited to interviews after we receive your content. The first round of interviews will take place up to 11 March, with a subsequent (and final) round of interviews being completed by 25 March.

Tableau Public

To get started with creation of content in Tableau public, here’s a few steps you should follow:

Step 1: Create a data visualisation using Tableau Public, and publish it to the web so that we can see your work. Tableau Public can be downloaded from here:

You can get an idea on how to get started with Tableau Public from these videos:

Step 2: Your work can be on any subject you like – be as expressive and creative as you can! You can use open source data from Wikipedia,, your favourite sports team’s website, or any source at all!

If you’re looking for more data sources, you can also download some samples here:…

Step 3: Look at the kind of work that has already been published to Tableau Public to get an idea of what we’d like to see. Want some inspiration?

Here’s what the first data school cohort did for their interview  –

The Public Gallery is a good place to start for this: And if you want to seriously impress us then take a look at some of the profiles of the featured authors here:

What’s the Data School About?

You can learn much more on their website and the FAQ section is particularly good.

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