DataFam Roundup: August 30 - September 3, 2021

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

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 

3 Fun Tips for Containers in Tableau | Tessellation

Spencer Baucke, Tessellation: 3 Fun Tips for Containers in Tableau

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Upcoming events and community participation

  • Tableau Buddy is a firsthand beginner's den for those who are really serious about making a career in Data visualization specifically using Tableau. Connect with Tableau APJ Speaker Bureau Member Prasann Prem and book a session
  • September 17th, 10 AM CT – 11.00 AM CT: Join the third session of the Cup of Data series to expand on your Tableau CRM skills. The product team will demo their latest and greatest in a 'Release Jam'. Register for the event.
  • Come Join Team #SportsVizSunday! If you are someone that loves sports, loves data, and loves the chance to selflessly showcase others then we invite you to put your name forward! Learn more
  • Black Cinema Viz Challenge: Black Cinema Data Sets 2000-2021, instructions and links are provided upon registration
  • 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.


Caitlyn McIntyre: The Definitive Ranking of Definitive Rankings of Shapes

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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 35: Estimation of Country-Specific and Global Prevalence of Male Circumcision

Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2021
Week 35:  How Much Change Has Occurred?

Sports Viz Sunday

Create and share data visualizations using rich, sports-themed data sets in a monthly challenge. 
Web: Sports Viz Sunday
Twitter: #SportsVizSunday
August 2021: UFC

Iron Quest

Practice data sourcing, preparation, and visualization skills in a themed monthly challenge. 
Web: Iron Quest
Twitter: #IronQuest
August 2021: Travel & Vacations

Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
Twitter: #SWDChallenge
September 2021: envision education

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
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals 

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
August 2021: Refugee Data

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