About

Ben headshotHello! I’m a freelance data analyst/developer/visualizer and instructor.

I create online courses and write about working with data, with a particular focus on how-to articles for learning data analytics and building dashboards, using Google Sheets, Apps Script and Data Studio.

I’m currently working on my third online course, following on from my first two: Build Dashboards With Google Sheets and Data Studio, and Data Cleaning and Pivot Tables in Google Sheets.

I love building lightweight, data-driven applications for the Google stack: Google Sheets, Google Data Studio, Google Apps Script, Google Docs, Gmail, etc…


General_Assembly_logoSince mid-2015, I’ve been working as a freelance spreadsheet developer, data consultant and instructor. I’ve taught data analysis and visualization courses and workshops at General Assembly’s Washington, D.C., campus and privately for clients.

Prior to this, I worked for over seven years as a specialist Forensic Accountant, with a focus on data analysis in the regulatory industry, using Excel and SQL. Full details on my Linkedin profile.

I’ve had a decade-long interest for all things tech, learning to code whilst working full-time as a forensic accountant/data analyst for the past seven years.


When not crunching data, I love to spend time with my beautiful wife, Lexi, our two sons, my family and friends. We’re avid outdoors people, and get out hiking, cycling, traveling, cooking and eating outside as often as possible.

I’m a passionate (ultra-) runner, cyclist, trekker and climber. I also enjoy digital photography and documenting adventures in far-flung places.

Live vicariously at bencollinsoutdoors.com


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