Avoid Dashboard Fatigue

Data science teams face a challenging task: To gain insight from data, and persuade others to make decisions based on those insights.

Avoid Dashboard Fatigue

July 14, 2020

Data science teams face a challenging task. Not only do they have to gain insight from data, they also have to persuade others to make decisions based on those insights. To close this gap, teams rely on tools like dashboards, apps, and APIs. But unfortunately data organizations can suffer from their own success - how many of those dashboards are viewed once and forgotten? Is a dashboard of dashboards really the right solution? And what about that pesky, precisely formatted Excel spreadsheet finance still wants every week?

In this webinar, we’ll show you an easy way teams can solve these problems using proactive email notifications through the blastula and gt packages, and how RStudio pro products can be used to scale out those solutions for enterprise applications. Dynamic emails are a powerful way to meet decision makers where they live - their inbox - while displaying exactly the results needed to influence decision-making. Best of all, these notifications are crafted with code, ensuring your work is still reproducible, durable, and credible.

We’ll demonstrate how this approach provides solutions for data quality monitoring, detecting and alerting on anomalies, and can even automate routine (but precisely formatted) KPI reporting.

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About the speakers

Sean Lopp

Solutions Engineer

Sean has a degree in mathematics and statistics and worked as an analyst at the National Renewable Energy Lab before making the switch to customer success at RStudio. In his spare time he skis and mountain bikes and is a proud Colorado native.

My background is in programming, data analysis, and data visualization. Much of my current work involves a combination of data acquisition, statistical programming, tools development, and visualizing the results.

I love creating software that helps people accomplish things. I regularly update several R package projects (all available on GitHub). One such package is called DiagrammeR and it’s great for creating network graphs and performing analyses on the graphs. One of the big draws for open-source development is the collaboration that comes with the process. I encourage anyone interested to ask questions, make recommendations, or even help out if so inclined!