DataFam Roundup: May 15 - 19, 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. 

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Jonathan MacDonald, Solutions Engineer at The Information Lab and Coach at The Data School

London, UK

Jonathan MacDonald is a Solutions Engineer at The Information Lab and Coach at The Data School. He stays active in the Tableau Community by posting tutorials on YouTube and co-hosting the Global Tableau Server & Cloud Virtual User Group. 

Jonathan began using Tableau in 2011 through the company he was working with at the time. Before using Tableau, he spent a significant amount of time working with spreadsheets but after learning Tableau, the laborious activity went from taking him almost a full day’s work to about five minutes. This stark improvement motivated Jonathan to continue his Tableau journey and believe in the power of Tableau. 

On YouTube, Jonathan shares Tableau tips and tricks with inspiration from the Community Forums, User Groups and Whatsapp chats, and through his own personal conversations with Tableau users. He focuses on hacks and tips related to Tableau Server and Cloud and chooses to share his knowledge this way because he believes it is easier to explain complex concepts in a more hands-on way. Especially after focusing on sharing his knowledge through blogs in the past, Jonathan now believes that videos are better suited to achieve his teaching goals. 

Connect with Jonathan on Linkedin, Twitter, and Tableau Public, and check out his YouTube channel

DataFam content 



Joris van den Berg: A dashboard that changes with the time of the day

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 


Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation


Chimdi Nwosu: Good to Go (G2G) Shipping Dashboard

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 10: Build a Table


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 20: Can you build a heat map with bathymetry lines?


Makeover Monday

A weekly social data project. 
Web: Makeover Monday
Twitter: #MakeoverMonday
Week 20: Media freedom


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 20: Dining Hall Debacle


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
May 2023: 2021 Reported Energy and Water Metrics (Boston)


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
Twitter: #GamesNightViz
Level 6: The Final Boss


Iron Quest

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


Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
Twitter: #SWDChallenge
May 2023: making or missing the mark


Project Health Viz

Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month. 
Web: Project Health Viz
Twitter: #ProjectHealthViz
May 2023: WHO’s Global Report on Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities 


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


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
Apr 18 - June 6, 2023: World Health Organization (WHO)


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