DataFam Roundup: August 14–18, 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. 

Abishek Nag

Abhishek Nag, Data Visualization Engineer Haryana, India

Abhishek Nag is a Data Visualization Engineer I at Expedia Group. He started his Tableau journey last year motivated by a career shift to Data Analysis and Visualization. Through a Udemy course and resources on YouTube and Linkedin, Abhishek has continued to hone in his Tableau skills. He now shares his knowledge through his own YouTube channel. 

On his YouTube channel, @Datavizard, Abhishek tries to cover a wide breadth of topics ranging from dashboard walkthroughs to tips and tricks to Tableau basics. He especially enjoys making videos that cover concepts that he found difficult to understand when he was learning Tableau. His goal is to inspire more people to get into the Data Visualization field. 

Abhishek is also active on Tableau Public where he participates in community projects such as #MakeoverMonday and publishes vizzes on other topics of interest to him such as Steph Curry’s Popcorn Ratings, UK Religious Demographics, and the Fifa World Cup. He finds a lot of inspiration from other vizzes and tries to understand calculations and implement them in his own vizzes when possible. 

Connect with Abhishek on Linkedin, X, Tableau Public, and on his YouTube channel

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Kevin Flerlage, The Flerlage Twins: Hover to Scroll to the Selection in the Bar Chart

Team Tableau

Staying connected with the DataFam just got a whole lot easier! Log in to your Tableau Public account and explore the Recent Activity channel to find the latest updates from your network. With the Recent Activity channel you can:

  • View recently published vizzes from the authors you follow
  • Find recently favorited vizzes from authors in your network
  • Discover new authors who inspire you

The more authors you follow, the more content you’ll see!


Upcoming events and community participation


Katerina Protivenskiy: 3 types of Gauge charts

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 15: Percent Change


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 33: Map Drill-down Challenge


Makeover Monday

A weekly social data project. 
Web: Makeover Monday
Twitter: #MakeoverMonday
Week 33: Energy Use per Person


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 33: HR Month - Combinations


DataFam Con 

A monthly challenge covering pop culture and fandoms. 
Web: DataFam Con
Twitter: #DataFamCon
April 2023: Kids Month!



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
August 2023: Data Analytics Programs in the U.S.


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
Twitter: #GamesNightViz
Season 2: Exploding Hungry Pie-Charts


Iron Quest

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


Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
Twitter: #SWDChallenge
August 2023: what does your audience know?


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
January 2023: Is it a Sport or a Game?


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
June 9 - July 18, 2023: Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund


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


Data Plus Music 

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