The 3-Minute Win Challenge

Start from scratch. Build something useful. Do it quickly.

These are the guiding principles behind the 3-Minute Win Challenge, which we're opening up to customers and partners this week.

The goal is to start with an empty Tableau workbook (although you can have data already loaded in) and build a useful dashboard in three minutes or less. Email a link to your finished video to and we'll feature it on our 3-Minute Win blog. We'll highlight some of our favorites on our social media channels.

What can you build in three minutes or less?

Read on for additional details.

Anyone who builds data dashboards in Tableau is invited to submit a 3-minute win video to be featured on the 3-minute win website and added to the 3-Minute Win YouTube playlist. If your video complies with the rules, we’ll post it. We’re happy to include a link to your company or your personal blog along with the video.

What are the rules?

  • The video must be no more than 3 minutes long.
  • Your dashboard must start with an empty canvas. However, your data can already be loaded in.
  • No fast-forwarding or jump cuts in the video. This is real-time or bust.
  • In 3 minutes or less, build a useful data dashboard from scratch.

How do I tell you about it?

Email with a link to your video on YouTube, Vimeo or another video service, or tweet us a link using #3minwin.

If you want us to link to a particular website when we post your video, please send an email with those details.


Can I submit more than one video?
Yes, absolutely! Do as many as you want! (It gets addicting.)

Is there a deadline?
There's no deadline, although we may (wink wink) be sending out some prizes to the very best submissions in early January, so if you want to be in the running for one of those prizes, we recommend you send in your submission by the end of the year.

Where can I see examples?
We've already got a bunch up on the site!

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