DataFam Roundup: April 3-7, 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.
Ray Givler, Senior Decision Support Consultant at Helion
Ray Givler is a Senior Decision Support Consultant at Helion. He has been involved in a variety of Tableau User Groups, even having presented at some. Ray shares his Tableau knowledge through Linkedin.
During the pandemic, Ray became more active on LinkedIn and has continued to engage with the community this way. If he runs into an issue or he solves a non-intuitive problem at work, he writes about it and shares on LinkedIn. Ray now has more than 10,000 followers who engage with his posts.
When asked about his journey learning Tableau, Ray shares many channels—many related to the DataFam:
- A Tableau training class
- Online resources such as videos and blog articles
- The Tableau Community Forums
- Experimenting with creating different types of charts
- Looking at examples on Tableau Public and Tableau’s Viz of the Day
- Participating in Tableau User Groups and community projects such as Makeover Monday, Workout Wednesday, Real World Fake Data, and Iron Viz
Some of Ray's most popular Linkedin posts are his 2022 Iron Viz submission (a viz about Ray’s favorite Star Wars quotes), an article about how he learned Tableau, and how to create a better first Tableau dashboard.
In the future, Ray plans to leverage Dynamic Zone Visibility at work. He has shared an example on Tableau Public: Status Chevrons via DZV 2.
Outside of his Tableau accomplishments, Ray has also written a book on critical thinking for middle school students called “Don’t Get Fooled!” and has an IMDb screenwriting credit for a horror film titled “Zap”.
Brian Moore, Do Moore With Data: Radial Family Trees in Tableau
Dive into content created by the Tableau Community:
- DataDrive: Your Essential Guide to Tableau Conference 2023
- Sarah Bartlett: Tableau Conference Guide 2023 #data23
- Lindsay Betzendahl, Viz Zen Data: Custom Calendar Layout Using Dynamic Zone Visibility (Part 2)
- Alex Ross, Cloudy Data Substack: Tableau & dbt: Governed Self-Service Analytics
- Adam Green, #CoffeeTableViz: Women’s US Open 2021
- Jason Khu, LinkedIn: Joins between two tables are best learnt when visualised Venn diagrams
- Kasia Gasiewska-Holc, The Flerlage Twins: Custom Date Drill Down Trend Chart
- Brian Moore, Do Moore With Data: Radial Family Trees in Tableau
- Ann Jackson: So You Want to be a Visualization & Analytics Consultant?
- Cj Mayes and Nir Smilga: Trellis Charts With Nir Smilga
- Dawn Harrington, TechTipsGirl: Year Over Year Visualizations
- Zach Bowders, Data + Love: Generative AI Revolution w/ Jeff Shaffer
- Tristan Guillevin, Ladataviz: Create Bump Charts in Tableau in no time | Tutorial
- Gabe Explains Data: Say Goodbye to Manual Data Visualization with ChatGpt and Tableau
- Lore So What: The ONLY Data Analytics Portfolio Project You Need - pt.2
Upcoming events and community participation
Data Leadership Collaborative (DLC) Networking Hour: Expand your network at an event designed to help facilitate connections among Data Leaders.
TrailblazerDX ’23 Tableau Quest: Leverage the power of data with the world’s leading analytics platform to drive better business decisions.
The 2023 Vizzies Award Nominations: The Tableau World Podcast established the Vizzies as a way to recognize individuals in the Tableau community who are not recognized through the visionary program. It is our goal that these awards are diverse and inclusive of the Tableau community. So without further ado, we present the 8th Annual Vizzies. Nominations are open through March 31st. Winners will be announced live on stage at TC23! How do you nominate someone? It's super easy. Just fill out the nomination form by typing in the person's name.
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.
Alexander Philipeit: The Actual Position Of The Sun
Check out some inspirational vizzes created by the community:
Ahmed Shehata: Superstore Performance Dashboard
Alexander Philipeit: The Actual Position Of The Sun
Autumn Battani: It's A Date: Calendars
Yamil J. Medina: A Sankey for Income Statement: Nike Qtr 3 Fiscal Year 2023
- Anamika Singh: Box Office 2022
Back 2 Viz Basics
A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
March 2023: Open Database of Educational Facilities in Canada (ODEF)
Games Night Viz
Storytelling with Data
Project Health Viz
An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month.
Web: Diversity in Data
April 2023: Arab American Heritage Month & Language
Sports Viz Sunday
Volunteer to design data visualizations that help nonprofits harness the power of data for social change.
Web: Viz for Social Good
Mar 23 - Apr 18, 2023: World Health Organization (WHO)
Data Plus Music