DataFam Roundup: September 11–15, 2023

A weekly blog that brings together what’s trending in the Tableau Community all in one post.

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.

Community Highlight

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. 

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Dorian Banutoiu, Analytics Consultant
Bucharest, Romania

Dorian Bantoiu is an Analytics Consultant and shares his knowledge with the DataFam through his blog, Tableau User Groups, participating in community projects, and publishing vizzes on Tableau Public. Dorian credits the community project Makeover Monday with helping him to advance his Tableau skills immensely in a short period of time. As he became more proficient with the tool, he became more passionate about it which led him to co-found an analytics consultancy called

Inspired by his passion for data analysis, Dorian created his blog to share his learnings, insights, and experiences with people who have similar interests. Dorian creates content based on emerging trends in data analytics and what he feels his audience needs. His target audience on his blog is data enthusiasts, professionals, and others interested in harnessing the power of data. 

Dorian is also active on Tableau Public where he posts vizzes on a wide variety of topics. He often gets inspiration from real-world data challenges and creative exploration. One of his favorite vizzes is a stock market watchlist, demonstrating the potential of Tableau in visualizing complex financial information. 

Connect with Dorian on Linkedin, X, Tableau Public, and on his blog

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Adam Green: You Toucan Pixel Art

Upcoming events and community participation

  • Chart Chat Live--Round 44: September 21 - Watch as Jeffrey Shaffer, Steve Wexler, Andy Cotgreave, and Amanda Makulec debate the good, bad, and "scaredy-cats" of data visualization.

  • 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.

  • Local Community Conferences by the DataFam, for the DataFam. 

  • 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.


Young C. Song: The soil microbiome: Vers. 2

See the latest Viz of the Day, trending vizzes, featured authors, and more on Tableau Public.

Check out some inspirational vizzes created by the community:

Community Projects

Back 2 Viz Basics 

A bi-weekly project helping those who are newer in the community and just starting out with Tableau. Not limited just to newbies!
Web: Back 2 Viz Basics
Twitter: #B2VB
Week 18: Build a Dot Plot


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 37: SDG Goals showing a maximum of 6


Makeover Monday

A weekly social data project. 
Web: Makeover Monday
Twitter: #MakeoverMonday
Week 37: Average UK house price for first time buyers


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 37: Order Sequence Analysis


DataFam Con 

A monthly challenge covering pop culture and fandoms. 
Web: DataFam Con
Twitter: #DataFamCon
September 2023: Barbie World!



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
September 2023: School Book Bans in the United States


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
Twitter: #GamesNightViz
Season 2: Battle of the Strongest


Iron Quest

Practice data sourcing, preparation, and visualization skills in a themed monthly challenge. 
Web: Iron Quest
Twitter: #IronQuest
White Space


Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
Twitter: #SWDChallenge
September 2023: makeover magic


Project Health Viz

Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month. 
Web: Project Health Viz
Twitter: #ProjectHealthViz
June 2023: Funding for Research for Various Conditions and Diseases 


Diversity in Data

An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month. 
Web: Diversity in Data
Twitter: #DiversityinData
May 2023: Mental Health Awareness Month and LGBTQ+ Representation in film


Sports Viz Sunday

Create and share data visualizations using rich, sports-themed data sets in a monthly challenge. 
Web: Sports Viz Sunday
Twitter: #SportsVizSunday
January 2023: Is it a Sport or a Game?


Viz for Social Good

Volunteer to design data visualizations that help nonprofits harness the power of data for social change.
Web: Viz for Social Good
Twitter: #VizforSocialGood
June 9 - July 18, 2023: Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund


Real World Fake Data

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Real World Fake Data
Twitter: #RWFD
Session 5: Diversity Score Card


Data Plus Music 

A monthly project visualizing the data behind the music we love!
Web: Data Plus Music
Twitter: #DataPlusMusic