Throwback Thursday

A look at data from days gone by

Welcome To Throwback Thursday

Wherein we tell you what it's all about

We've all heard that data is the future, but it's easy to forget how much data is out there about our past, and the lessons that can be learned from it. Taking inspiration from other community projects like Makeover Monday and Workout Wednesday, Throwback Thursday is an exploration history through a contemporary data visualization lens.

Every Thursday, we'll post a historical dataset we've found interseting. Gold rush migrations, home prices from the 1930s... anything that catches our eye. Along with that datset, we'll provide a visualization of it, along with our thoughts and findings as we explore it.

If you would like to participate, just tweet your creations with the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday and tagging @TThrowbackThurs. On Monday, we'll highlight some of your submissions and feature them on the site.

Who We Are

David Velleca

David has been using Tableau for nearly 4 years. During that time, he has successfully leveraged the pairing of Tableau’s capabilities with his own creativity. He works as a Senior Consultant for Daugherty Business Solutions where he uses his creative approach to provide innovative reporting and data visualization solutions to clients.

Jonathan Leek

A nerd with an entrepreneurial bent, Jonathan's career has been a varied one. Past jobs include robot repair, barn animal care, mobile ad trading algorithm development, and game designer, among others. Currently, he serves as a Consultant for Daugherty Business Solutions, where he develops tableau reports and learns every random skill he can.

Mark McGhee

Mark began his career in the study of mathematics and statistics, where he spent 10 years as a teacher and professor. His passion for communication and instructive visualization has enlivened his work in Tableau for the past year. As a consultant at Daugherty Business Solutions, Mark has utilized out of the box solutions to produce inciteful reports.

Posted by Jonathan Leek on March 6, 2018