DataFam Roundup: February 12–16, 2024

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. 


Deepak Holla, Freelance Developer
Karnataka, India

Deepak Holla is a Freelance Developer. When learning Tableau, Deepak grasped concepts easily in theory but found it hard to apply to actual visualizations. This led him to start publishing dashboards on Tableau Public to gain tangible experience and practice the concepts he was learning. Now, Deepak publishes vizzes on Tableau Public on topics such as sports, the stock market, and climate change in addition to actively sharing content on his Medium blog and Linkedin. 

Motivated by wanting to research Tableau concepts in more depth, Deepak began writing articles for his Medium blog. He now chooses topics to write about based on what he was unable to find sufficient documentation for during his journey in learning Tableau. 

On Linkedin, Deepak started sharing content in the form of PDF documents that were targeted at Tableau newbies. Over time, he has shifted to sharing shorter posts meant to grab the attention of his viewers with the inclusion of images to help reinforce new concepts. Deepak chooses to share his knowledge this way in order to give back to the Tableau Community as it was valuable to him early in his learning journey.

Connect with Deepak on Linkedin, Tableau Public, and on his blog

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Joy (Jhoie) Victor: How To Create A Sound Wave Chart In Five Easy Steps (Using Tableau)

Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation


Ant Pulley: Americans are happy to eat Octopus

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

Recreations of W.E.B Dubois's Data Portraits

Recreations of W.E.B Dubois's Data Portraits
Web: W.E.B. Dubois's Data Portraits
Twitter: #DubiosChallenge


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 3: Build a Text Table


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 7: Can you include and exclude options with a custom control?


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 5: Valentine's Day


DataFam Con 

A monthly challenge covering pop culture and fandoms. 
Web: DataFam Con
Twitter: #DataFamCon
February 2024 Challenge: Unveiling Romance



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
February 2024: SPP compared to SPS Kindergarteners | City of Seattle Open Data Portal


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
Twitter: #GamesNightViz
Season 2: With great power comes great vizzes


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
February 2024: recommended reading


Project Health Viz

Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month. 
Web: Project Health Viz
Twitter: #ProjectHealthViz
October 2023: Customizing Shapes with Opacity in Tableau


Diversity in Data

An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month. 
Web: Diversity in Data
Twitter: #DiversityinData
November 2023: Disney Demographics


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


Real World Fake Data

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Real World Fake Data
Twitter: #RWFD
Session 6: HR Cross-Function Mobility


Makeover Monday

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Makeover Monday
Twitter: #MakeoverMonday


Data Plus Music 

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