DataFam Roundup: September 27 - October 1, 2021

Dig into the latest 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.

DataFam content 

Wild at Heart Visualization, Judit Bekker

Judit Bekker, Data Muggle: How to make a Saturn chart?

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Upcoming events and community participation

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Tableau Conference Register Today!

  • Tableau Conference: Join Tableau and the world's largest data community online for three days of learning, connection, and inspiration. Register Today!
  • Iron Viz, the world’s largest virtual data visualization competition—ignites and showcases the power of the Tableau Community, giving you the opportunity to interact with data rockstars worldwide. Three finalists will advance to the 2021 Iron Viz Championship this November at Tableau Conferece.
  • Virtual Data Careers Fair (UK and Europe) - October 6th at 9 a.m. BST: Curious about what a career in data looks like? Tableau Academic Programs is hosting its first ever virtual Data Careers Fair, providing students, graduates, and job seekers with direct access to recruiters from some of our top customers - representing a wide range of employers, all with openings in the data and analytics space.
  • #Viz4Climate Action Viz Challenge - Participate by October 10th! #TheSDGVizProject is thrilled to team up with Tableau for the #Viz4ClimateChange challenge leading up to the #COP26 UN Climate Conference. Submit your climate related vizzes by October 10th for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards to the Tableau Store, and to be featured on Tableau Public! Vizzes will be judged by Andy Cotgreave (Tableau) and Clayton Aldern, data journalist at Grist. Click the link for challenge guidelines. 
  • Data Book Club with Brandi Beals: This fall we'll be reading The Adaptation Advantage by Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley. While not specifically about data, the book will get us to think outside the box and challenge our approach to data. The first virtual discussion will be held on Tuesday, September 28 at 12pm CT.
  • Are you a visualization and storytelling expert? Enter the Data Viz Competition to showcase your data-driven artistic skills while competing for top prizes!
  • Data Visualization: State of the Industry 2021: The purpose of this survey is to help the Data Visualization Society and the broader data visualization community understand the state of data visualization, the people who make it, the challenges they face, what can help practitioners, and where the field is headed.
     

Vizzes

Branden Kornell: I Hated, Hated, HATED This Horror Movie

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Check out some inspirational vizzes created by the community:

Community Projects

Tableau Community Projects

 

Makeover Monday

Join the community every Monday to work with a given data set and create better, more effective visualizations.
Web: Makeover Monday
Twitter: #MakeoverMonday
Week 39: Makeover Monday Week 30

 

Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2021
Week 38: How Can You Quickly Tell the Net Change Between Two Dates? (Community Challenge)

 

Sports Viz Sunday

Create and share data visualizations using rich, sports-themed data sets in a monthly challenge. 
Web: Sports Viz Sunday
Twitter: #SportsVizSunday
September 2021: Sporting Heroes & Legends

 

Iron Quest

Practice data sourcing, preparation, and visualization skills in a themed monthly challenge. 
Web: Iron Quest
Twitter: #IronQuest
September 2021: Sporting Heroes & Legends

 

Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
Twitter: #SWDChallenge
October 2021: makeover challenge

 

Project Health Viz

Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month. 
Web: Project Health Viz
Twitter: #ProjectHealthViz
September 2021: Biggest Healthcare Data Breaches

 

SDG Viz Project

Visualize data about Sustainable Development Goals provided by the World Health Organization. 
Web: SDG Viz Project
Twitter: #TheSDGVizProject
COP26 UN Climate Change Conference: #VIZ4CLIMATEACTION

 

Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 33: Excelling at adding one more row

 

Real World Fake Data

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Real World Fake Data
Twitter: #RWFD
Dataset #12: Hospitality

 

Viz 2 Educate

Each month, create vizzes on global education syllabus topics as resources for teachers worldwide.
Web: Viz 2 Educate
Twitter: #Viz2educate
Topic: Microbiology

 

Diversity in Data

An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month. 
Web: Diversity in Data
Twitter: #DiversityinData

 

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

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