DataFam Roundup: November 13–17, 2023

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

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.

Community Highlight

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. 


Elaine Yuan, Tableau & Alteryx Consultant
New York, USA

Elaine Yuan is a Tableau & Alteryx Consultant. She was first introduced to Tableau at a Data Analyst Training Accelerator. After having created data visualizations in Excel and Python, Elaine was amazed at how much easier it was to create and customize the same charts in Tableau.  

As an active participant in Tableau User Groups and Community Projects such as Back 2 Viz Basics, Makeover Monday, and Workout Wednesday, and an author on Tableau Public, Elaine stays active in a lot of different areas of the community. In addition, Elaine has also published numerous blogs about things she has learned or done, such as her experience creating an interactive resume dashboard, sharing AAPI and Pride month vizzes she created, and other Tableau tips. 

On Tableau Public, Elaine shares vizzes centered around topics in popular culture, diversity and inclusion topics, the products of her participation in Community Projects, and more. In just under a year and a half, Elaine has published 80 vizzes on Tableau Public, in addition to her other involvements in the community. 

Connect with Elaine on Linkedin, X, Tableau Public, and on her blog

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Adrian Zinovei: Business Dashboards: Before and After Design Best Practices

Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation

  • Lights, Camera, Action: Tableau and IMDb Launch Data Visualization Campaign for Movie Lovers 

  • 2024 Iron Viz Qualifiers: Top 10 Results Jan 17, 2024, 9:00 AM (PST) Virtual Event - Find out the top 10 Tableau Public visualizations, including the 3 finalists selected to compete in the 2024 Iron Viz Championship.

  • Datafam Card Exchange

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  • Demystifying the way to learn Data Visualization! Are you looking for a way to learn Data Visualization and feeling lost? We all have been there and I am going to help you understand the fundamentals and look for a way to learn data visualization.

  • Viz Collab: Hello everyone! I’m excited to be opening #VizCollab back up for another round of matches! In the last year I matched around 40 people for some amazing vizzes, including Viz of the Days and a viz that was featured in a local publication. So if you want to find a collaboration partner sign up.

  • Local Community Conferences by the DataFam, for the DataFam: VizIt Berlin


Ant Pulley: Britains Favourite Pizza Toppings

See the latest Viz of the Day, trending vizzes, featured authors, and more on Tableau Public.

Check out some inspirational vizzes created by the community:

Community Projects

Back 2 Viz Basics 

A bi-weekly project helping those who are newer in the community and just starting out with Tableau. Not limited just to newbies!
Web: Back 2 Viz Basics
Twitter: #B2VB
Week 21: Build a Scatter Plot


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 45: Help me choose my wine


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 46: Late For School


DataFam Con 

A monthly challenge covering pop culture and fandoms. 
Web: DataFam Con
Twitter: #DataFamCon
November 2023: Let’s go on an Adventure! With Tableau’s Data Plus Movies



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
November 2023: Scholarship Recipients and Dollars by College Code: Beginning 2009


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
Twitter: #GamesNightViz
Season 2: Battle of the Strongest


Iron Quest

Practice data sourcing, preparation, and visualization skills in a themed monthly challenge. 
Web: Iron Quest
Twitter: #IronQuest
White Space


Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
Twitter: #SWDChallenge
November 2023: create a clever combo chart


Project Health Viz

Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month. 
Web: Project Health Viz
Twitter: #ProjectHealthViz
June 2023: Funding for Research for Various Conditions and Diseases 


Diversity in Data

An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month. 
Web: Diversity in Data
Twitter: #DiversityinData
May 2023: Mental Health Awareness Month and LGBTQ+ Representation in film


Sports Viz Sunday

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


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
Oct 19—Nov 23, 2023: Physicalizing Data for a Better World


Real World Fake Data

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Real World Fake Data
Twitter: #RWFD
Session 5: Diversity Score Card


Makeover Monday

A weekly social data project. Web: Makeover MondayTwitter: #MakeoverMonday


Data Plus Music 

A monthly project visualizing the data behind the music we love!
Web: Data Plus Music
Twitter: #DataPlusMusic