Tableau Public was founded on the belief that it should be easier to tell stories and communicate with data. That belief was the guiding principle behind our first ever hackathon.
Our reason for choosing open data as a theme is that, while open data contains stories that empower the general public, spark conversations and enact change, not everyone is data-literate.
In order to understand those stories, people need help. So we asked for it.
From February 17th to 23rd, people from all over the world helped do great things with data by using their visualization skills to produce accessible stories found in daunting open data sets.
Participants chose from one of five topics; agriculture, climate, education, energy and government. They then paired together in data-duos to collaboratively visualize a subset of their team topic using the data set of their choice.
The turnout for this virtual event was outstanding. A total of 124 people (62 duos) vizzed their hearts out. Their resulting visualizations ranged in topic from global meat production, to local crime rates, to energy production in America and everything in between.
Check out their phenomenal work!
Aurélien Vautier Satheesh Manikandan & Satheesh Manikandan: Temperature since 1850
Biradar Gopal & Charlie Hutcheson: Sustainable agriculture - nutrient balance
Skyler Johnson & Peter Gilks: The meat map - global meat production by country
Laura Peterson & Pablo Saenz de Tejada: Climate change is real
Numa Dhamani & Hemang Bhavasar: Climate risk
Hunter Barrett & Jacob Olsufka: Energy in America
Chloe Tseng & Brit Cava: The hidden genius project
Katie Gaut & Elena Hristozova: Literacy, A fundamental human right
Rebecca Abrahams & Sarah Bartlett: Air pollution is killing us
Kim Unger & Mike Cisneros: We must immediately take action or we may be UNDERWATER!
Mayand & Arjun: Global warming and effect of fossil fuel usage
Ann Jackson & Josh Jackson: Urban forests of NYC
Henrik Varmer & David Pires: Renewable energy
Sean Miller & Divya Bharathi: Trends in the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Adam Green & Dave Kirk: Is Africa being left on the outside?
Myrto & Neil Richards: Climate change has happened
Nicco Cirone & Ravi Mistry: ERASMUS: the adventure is out there!
Danny Ledford & Ty Mutemeri: The rise of solar and USA energy independance
Vidhu Vaibhav & Kashish Chauhan: Literacy rate analysis
Gourav Sharma & Seth Walters: Global energy output
Avinash Tripathi: Global food waste and impact
Abrar Aman & Sushmita Ajaykhosh Agriculture in india
Aishwarya Sivakumar & Shawkath Khan: A broader analysis on global education systems
Kate Esaia & Benjamin Edney: Education of Non-U.S. citizens over 25: 2015
Aaron Lum & Philip Mannering: How does social media feels about climate change?
Gina Bremer: Find your college tool
Padmaharinandan: Analysis on agricultural imports & exports
Tarannum & Alex Dixon: How safe are ivy league schools?
Lindsey Poulter & David Krupp: Visualizing our future - feeding a growing world
Andre de Vries & Valantis: It's NOT always sunny in the Netherlands
Curtis Harris: Child poverty in Utah
Pavani Donepudi: 8th vs 12th grade student enrollment
Mauricio & Kristen: How the world is educating the generation alpha (born post 2000)
Katie Gaut & Burhan: Growing obesity across the world
Jay Batra & Shiva: Mean women school years as % of men
Melissa Schuurman & Justin SJ Lee: Tuition costs rising across Canada
Aisha: Bachelor's and higher level degrees - women
Adam Green & Dave Kirk: Youth Literacy rates of the world
Emily Chen: Food security around the world
Justin S.J. Lee & Marc Soares How arctic ice is disappearing
Anoop Odedra & Michael Hottenrott: Lifelong learning in the European Union
Yana Berkovich & Ali Motion: Impact of disasters on small businesses 2005-2015
Shawn Levin & Josh Tapley: Solar data
Corey Jones: Energy efficiency scores
Amarendra & Sumeet Bedekar: Energy consumption in India
Brian Vancil & Michael Mixon: Impact of charter schools on student achievement
Adam Montague & Beso Elbakidze: Exploring Chicago city crime data
Anand Varanasi & Suraj Shah: Electricity generation in the United States
Sushant & Paul Coogan: There will be natural gas
Kelly Chatterji & Michael Sanville: Sierra Leone's water crisis
David Toro & Madhuram Yadav: Gender-based violence in Cali, Colombia
Avinash & Will Fletcher: Global refugee movement
Henry Clapp: Consumer financial complaints
Shaunak Ponkshe & Mahfooj Khan: Immunization against measles
Gary Chan & Alejandra: Australian labour force - 2015
Kathleen Warrell & Neil Lord: Is the UK really full of refugees?
Gina Bremer: Build a future without a college degree