Best of the Tableau Web: Waterfall charts, data portraits, and more
Happy Christmas everyone!
We’re very late with this post, but that doesn’t stop us giving you the gift of Tableau blogs to read. It’s the Best of the Tableau Web for November 2018. This month, I want to highlight the growing number of people blogging about their #WorkoutWednesday adventures. If you’re not familiar with it, #WorkoutWednesday is a project run by the Tableau community to test your Tableau knowledge. If you’re ready to develop your skills and learn along with others, do check it out. If you’re looking for ways to boost your Tableau career, projects like this will help develop your skills and enhance a professional profile.
Two posts I wanted to highlight were from Sean Miller and Nina Lindell on their reflections from #WorkoutWednesday Week 48. What I enjoy about their posts is how they are sharing their learnings in unique ways. Sean’s post reads like a narrative we can follow, not only to learn the process, but also feel to the emotion of tackling, and solving, a problem. Nina, on the other hand, categorizes her posts into learnings, sharing lessons that can be applied to other situations.
Posts like these show that if you want to share your thoughts through a blog or video, there are many different ways to do it. As we look to 2019, you might be considering blogging. I highly recommend you do: there’s no right or wrong type of post—just write about the ideas that inspire you, in your own voice.
Until next time, I’d like to say a huge thank you to every single person who’s written a Tableau blog, recorded a video, or shared other content in 2018. It’s a pleasure to read everything and see the passion in this community come to life. Get ready, because the team has great plans for 2019.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Kevin Flerlage What the Hex? (a brief history of the hex)
David Velleca The Viz that Almost Wasn't
Questions in Dataviz What are Data Portraits?
Data Bard On the things you can and can’t do in Tableau
Steve Prokopiou Tableau Conference – It’s Not Normal
Datasaurus-Rex Data Stories of Singapore – Competition Showcase
Everyday Dashboards Visualization Challenge
Mark Jackson How to get a good paying job as a Tableau developer
Tips and tricks
VizWiz Tableau Tip Tuesday: Using Table Calcs for Dynamic Reference Bands
Louise Le How to Create a Custom Colour Palette
Learn Viz With Me My First Attempt at LOD Expressions
Ryan Sleeper Dashboard Gauge 1: How to Make Bullet Graphs in Tableau
Thomas Luthi Transparent Worksheets in Tableau
Data Tomato Workout Wednesday – w48 2018
Brandi Beals "Union" Files From Two Tableau Data Connections
greatified How to build a multi-layered Radial Chart in Tableau Software
Ellie Mason How to create a control chart in Tableau (including a control parameter)
Ellen Blackburn A Simple Way to Make a Radar Chart
Ken Flerlage Wind Roses
MY DATA MUSINGS How to make a Waterfall chart in Tableau
Tableau and Behold! Building a Flexible Extract Generator using the Extract API
DataBlick Extensions for Tableau
Silicon Valley Enterprise Tableau User Group FEATURE ADOPTION – DASHBOARD EXTENSIONS