DataFam Roundup: January 15–19, 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. 


Maureen Okonkwo, Business Intelligence Analyst
Lagos State, Nigeria

Maureen Okonkwo is a Business Intelligence Analyst. She stays active in the community by participating in Tableau User Groups, the Tableau Forums, and community projects such as Workout Wednesday and Back 2 Viz Basics, however, Maureen’s most significant contribution to the Tableau Community is her podcast, Real Time with T&M

In addition to using Tableau at work to build business dashboards and in her personal life to make her interests come to life on Tableau Public, Maureen describes Tableau as a way that she has been able to learn storytelling skills through learning how to present data in an interactive way. 

When starting out her career as a data analyst, Maureen recalls dealing with feelings of imposter syndrome. After connecting with many women in the Nigerian community who shared similar experiences, Maureen was prompted to share her journey on a platform where people could not only hear about her successes but also her struggles. Her podcast, Real Time with T&M, is focused on the career trajectories of industry professionals and aims to provide listeners with a realistic view of the industry and practical advice on navigating their own paths. 

Connect with Maureen on Linkedin, X, and Tableau Public.

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Rajeev Pandey: Nested Pie Charts in Tableau

Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation

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  • Conversations with Women in Dataviz

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Tom Fowler: Bluey

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 1: Build a Line Chart


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 3: Can you dynamically zoom into a clustered area?


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 3: Performance Against Targets


DataFam Con 

A monthly challenge covering pop culture and fandoms. 
Web: DataFam Con
Twitter: #DataFamCon
January 2024: Award-Winning Pictures



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
January 2024: The State of School Feeding Worldwide


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
Twitter: #GamesNightViz
November 2023: Disney's Stacked Bar


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
January 2024: upskill with UpSets


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