Maven Challenges

Blog posts related to my participation in the Maven Analytics data analysis and visualisation challenges

Maven Challenge – Unicorns – Interviewing the Data

Maven’s data challenge for April-May 2022 involves the analysis of a set of data related to “Unicorns”. A few of my work colleagues saw my LinkedIn post related to the announcement of this challenge, and thought I was looking at data related to the horsey-type unicorns, and they were pleasantly amused at the thought. Needless […]

Maven Challenge – Remote Work – Strategy Execution

Before we start…. There was quite a bit to this challenge, so I am covering it in one blog and one video. This one will look at the strategy and execution of the planned steps I laid out in a LinkedIn post and in the below photo shot; the separate video looks at the technical […]

My Data Analysis Portfolio

Introduction From reading a lot of data viz experts and tutors comments on platforms such as LinkedIn, one recommendation that keeps popping up is that any aspiring or practising “visualizer” should maintain a portfolio of work to showcase the skills and breadth of work that they may have. I have taken that advice, and put […]

Maven Challenge – Superbowl Commercial – My Plan and Strategy

After submitting my Power BI report on LinkedIn as part of the Maven Super Bowl Challenge, I was messaged by a few people asking if I could put together an article or video blog on how I created it. So, here I am!! Rather than jumping onto the snapshots of the Power BI platform and […]

Maven Challenge – Harry Potter Scripts

Using Power Query to match number of particular spells to characters When I first saw the new Maven Magic Challenge description, I was drawn to the words “share a…visual that captures the MAGIC“. And so, when I started looking at the data I had little real interest in the budgets, box office and run times. […]


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