DataFam Roundup: January 29–February 2, 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. 


Penny Privett, Data Visualisation Lead, Australian Football League
Melbourne, Australia

Penny Privett is a Data Visualization Lead at the Australian Football League (AFL). She stays involved in the Tableau Community as co-lead of the Melbourne Tableau User Group, speaking at events such as Tableau DataFest and VizIt Sydney, being active on the Tableau Forums, and publishing content on Tableau Public. 

Earlier last year, Penny joined the Melbourne Tableau User Group. She was drawn to the more laid back environment TUG’s provided as compared to formal conferences and events. After eventually taking on the role of co-lead, Penny now appreciates the invaluable connections she has made, insights she has exchanged, and supportive network she has built. 

Over the past year, Penny has presented at many Australian conferences including Tableau DataFest in Melbourne and Sydney, VizIt Sydney, and Salesforce World Tour Essentials in Melbourne. Penny enjoys the chance to share the practical side of the work she does at the AFL and the journey of moving from their older static reporting systems to automated and interactive reporting using Tableau. 

Connect with Penny on Linkedin and Tableau Public

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Damola Ladipo, The Flerlage Twins: A Journey Through The Design Process

Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation


Alice McKnight: Banned: Books by Black Authors 2013 - 2022

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 2: 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 5: Excel at Tableau Interactivity with Dynamic Zone Visibility


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 5: Getting the right data


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
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