Here at Tableau, we're proud to support instructors and students around the world who are using our products in the classroom to see and understand their data. Through our Academic Programs, instructors can get free Tableau Desktop licenses for the students in their courses and labs, and students at accredited universities can get a year-long license that's renewable as long as they're enrolled full-time.
We also see students using Tableau Public, our data-sharing platform that's free for everyone, to share some pretty amazing homework assignments with the world and to build an online portfolio of their work that they can share with prospective employers. It's a great way to join a growing community of data enthusiasts and to continue along the learning curve long after finals week is over.
That's why we decided to run our very first Student Viz Assignment Contest. Starting in September, students could submit their favorite homework assignment along with details of their school using our online form. We were delighted to receive over 100 submissions, and without further ado, here are the winners:
First Place: G.O.A.T Music
Matthew Farkas of Northwestern University has created a fun and easy way to explore over 5,800 songs recorded over eight decades of music history. Using the packed bubble as a filter, you can find and listen to the most popular songs from each genre according to the Billboard Top 100 list. This viz employs excellent use of filters, helpful annotations to orient the reader, and superb layout.