Services

Chad Skelton offers a variety of data visualization, data analysis and mapping services for organizations of every type and size as well as data training for all skill levels. For more information about any of the services offered, or to receive a cost estimate for your project, please email Chad at cskeltondata@gmail.com

Tableau Dashboards: Whether you need an internal dashboard to gain insight into your operations, or a public dashboard to share your data with the world, Chad Skelton has years of experience creating engaging, beautiful dashboards using Tableau. His Tableau Public visualizations have been viewed more than 1.5 million times. Some examples of Chad's Tableau work are shown below (click here if you're on a mobile device).


Interactive Maps: Chad can produce compelling interactive maps to meet your needs, whether it's a locator map to help your clients find you or mapping census data to help you figure out where your customers are most likely to live.


Tableau Training Workshops: Chad offer two-day Tableau training workshops in Vancouver. You can read more about those workshops, including testimonials from those who've taken them, right here.

Onsite Tableau Training: If you have a number of people at your organization who require Tableau training, it is probably more cost effective and convenient for Chad to come to you. Training workshops can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization and at a time of your choosing. Both one- and two-day workshops are available and can accommodate up to 15 people. Click here for more details.

Journalism: Chad is an award-winning data journalist and is available for freelance journalism assignments.

Speaking: Chad is an experienced public speaker and has given several talks and presentations on data and storytelling, including at the 2015 Tapestry Conference organized by Tableau Software and at Simon Fraser University's Dream Colloquium on Engaging Big Data. Talks can be arranged for your business association or conference on topics such as data visualization best practices, knowing your audience and how to make the most of your data.

Advice: What sort of data should your business be collecting? How can your organization leverage the data it already has? How can you better communicate numbers in your reports and PowerPoint presentations to make sure your message is getting across? Chad is at your service to help your organization make better data-driven decisions.

Data Cleaning: Are you having trouble getting your data into the shape you need to analyze it properly? From getting data out of PDFs to cleaning up frequent typos ("Vancuover"), Chad has plenty of tricks and tips for turning dirty data into something you can use.

Finding Public Data: Looking for a particular public dataset and don't know where to look? Chad is an expert at navigating open-data portals and the Statistics Canada website to find the perfect dataset for you. Whether it's pinpointing the Vancouver neighbourhood with the most bike commuters, or tracking crime rates over time, Chad can find the data you need to answer your questions. Chad also has extensive experience in using Freedom of Information and Access to Information legislation to obtain unpublished datasets from public agencies and scraping data from public websites.