#DataDiscussions with Umar Hassan

In this week's #DataDiscussions we had the pleasure to host Umar Hassan.

Umar is a Digital and Data Journalist, who specialises in multimedia, political and sports journalism, as well as social media and data analytics. He works as Content Creator with HDY Agency.

You can learn more about his Tableau journey by visiting his blog at umarthejourno.com 


Question 1 - What is your job/role? How Do you use Tableau as part of this?

Umar HassanMy job role is a mixture of journalism and data rolled up into one. I use Tableau as of when it is needed if any writers need infographics or data visualisations they are interested in including in their articles.


Question 2 - If you could give one piece of advice to a new Tableau starter what would it be?

Umar HassanPractice, practice, practice. The more you produce vizzes and new charts/calculations, the more confidence you will have to share your work to the community.


Question 3 - If you could add a new feature to Tableau, what would it be?

Umar HassanThe ability to work with elapsed time, it would make my life much easier when working with timed data in motorsport!


Question 4 - Best data book you have read recently?

Umar Hassan:  Big Book of Dashboards. I am still going through this book although my list of dataviz books to read is growing at a rapid rate.


Question 5 - Do you have a data goal for this year?

Umar Hassan: My data goal this year is to present at a Tableau User Group.


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