DataFam Roundup: August 21–25, 2023
Welcome! Dig into this week's DataFam Roundup—a weekly blog that brings together community content all in one post. As always, we invite you to send us your content—and the DataFam content from your peers that have inspired you! Find the content submission form here.
To recognize new and consistent Tableau contributors—we’re excited to have a section within the weekly DataFam Roundup called the Tableau Community Highlight. Find out how to get involved.
Gbóláhàn Adébáyò, Data Visualization Developer at MAGNiTT
Gbóláhàn Adébáyò is a Data Visualization Developer at MAGNiTT. When completing his first Data Analytics certification, Gbóláhàn stumbled upon Tableau Public and was inspired by the amount of amazing content that was available. Following that, he began taking courses focused on Tableau to understand the tool and how it could be used as a business intelligence tool, however found that connecting with the community was far more valuable to his learning journey. Gbóláhàn is now involved in community projects, several Tableau User Groups, and the community forums, and publishes content on Tableau Public. He was also chosen as the winner of the “Newbie of the Year” Vizzies award at Tableau Conference 2023.
Along with his involvement in the Tableau community, Gbóláhàn is working to get more people involved in the Tableau Community. He volunteers with several data analytics and visualization cohort programs for women trying to enter the data analytics space. He also uses social media platforms, such as Linkedin and X, and the Tableau Community Forums to answer questions and engage with people looking to improve their Tableau skills.
Gbóláhàn aims to get more people from the Nigerian community involved in User Groups and community projects, and be a reference point for the #DataFam in Nigeria by keeping them motivated and finding ways to amplify opportunities in the Tableau community.
Dive into content created by the Tableau Community:
Kateřina Protivenskiy: Choosing the Right Visualisation: Line vs. Area Chart (Stacked/Unstacked)
Deepak Holla: Tableau Key Terms 101
Andy Kriebel, VizWiz: #B2VB - 2022/W4 - Design Some KPIs
Zach Bowders, Data+Love: Tableau CEO Ryan Aytay drops in to talk Tableau Conference '24, Dreamforce, AI, and more
Valerie Logan, The Data Leadership Collaborative: The Three Key Data Literacy Personas
Mimi Li, The Data Leadership Collaborative: How Career Sponsors Can Build the Next Generation of Data Leaders
Kieran Adair, Hacking Map Layers
Staying connected with the DataFam just got a whole lot easier! Log in to your Tableau Public account and explore the Recent Activity channel to find the latest updates from your network. With the Recent Activity channel you can:
- View recently published vizzes from the authors you follow
- Find recently favorited vizzes from authors in your network
- Discover new authors who inspire you
The more authors you follow, the more content you’ll see!
- Cycling Vizzes on Tableau Public
Upcoming events and community participation
Demystifying the way to learn Data Visualization! Are you looking for a way to learn Data Visualization and feeling lost?We all have been there and I am going to help you understand the fundamentals and look for a way to learn data visualization.
Career Pathmakers: This is the launch event for the Career PathMakers user group. This group will be focused on helping its members navigate challenges in their careers, both with a mentorship program and a transition support program.
Viz Collab is back: Hello everyone! I’m excited to be opening #VizCollab back up for another round of matches! In the last year I matched around 40 people for some amazing vizzes, including Viz of the Days and a viz that was featured in a local publication. So if you want to find a collaboration partner sign up.
VizIt Sydney is happening October 31 - November 1! A Tableau Community Conference, by the Datafam for the Datafam. Sign up to be the first to know when registration opens and submit to be a speaker now
Michelle Frayman, Zak Geis and Nicole Klassen: Viz Feedback Office Hours
Data Book Club: This summer, the Data Book Club is reading Living in Data: A Citizen's Guide to a Better Information Future by Jer Thorp.
Community Calendar and Upcoming Events: stay up-to-date on the latest Women in Dataviz events and other data visualization-related events. If you'd like to submit an event to the calendar, please fill out this form.
Katerina Protivenskiy: 3 types of Gauge charts
Check out some inspirational vizzes created by the community:
Rob Taylor: Drop Down Filters Template
Kristina Sementkovskaia: #VizforSocialGood - Cepei
Oreoluwa Folorunsho: The Impact of HIV on Adolescents Africans|Afro-Tech Girls Project
Sumeet Badgujar: Superstore Sales Performance Dashboard
Aliu Adekola, Equity In Australian Higher Education
Back 2 Viz Basics
Games Night Viz
Storytelling with Data
Project Health Viz
Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month.
Web: Project Health Viz
June 2023: Funding for Research for Various Conditions and Diseases
An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month.
Web: Diversity in Data
May 2023: Mental Health Awareness Month and LGBTQ+ Representation in film
Sports Viz Sunday
Volunteer to design data visualizations that help nonprofits harness the power of data for social change.
Web: Viz for Social Good
June 9 - July 18, 2023: Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund