DataFam Roundup: June 3–7, 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. 

Gordon Quach, Lead Data Scientist 
Virginia, USA

Gordon began using Tableau through his coursework at Virginia Tech. He attributes most of his learning to Tableau User Groups, reverse engineering Tableau Public visualizations, hands-on work, and connecting with other members of the DataFam. Gordon now also contributes to the Tableau Community by participating in community projects and serving as a mentor and Tableau instructor.

As a Tableau instructor, Gordon has facilitated Tableau workshops at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, created a case study experience that led students through how to design effective charts, and taught Tableau ad hoc for mentees, colleagues, and others in his network who are interested. Gordon’s long term goal is to become a university professor and get students excited about learning how to use Tableau to make amazing data products & effective visualization designs in a more formal academic setting.

Connect with Gordon on LinkedinX, and Tableau Public

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Whitney Wood: Behind the Viz: “Olympics” with Python and Tableau

Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation


Tanya Lomskaya: U.S. Home Affordability #MakeoverMonday 2024 W22 (+saving the font)

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
X: #B2VB
Week 11: Use Color Purposefully


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
X: #WOW2022
Week 23: Manually overwrite a value in a table


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
X: #PreppinData
Week 23: SuperBytes Salaries


Makeover Monday

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Makeover Monday
X: #MakeoverMonday
Week 23: 7.2 Percent of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT


DataFam Con 

A monthly challenge covering pop culture and fandoms. 
Web: DataFam Con
X: #DataFamCon
March 2024 Challenge: Sports Movies Edition



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
May 2024: Data + Movies + Education (IMDB)


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
X: #VizforSocialGood
May 2 - June 6, 2024: Global Deaf Research Institute


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
X: #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
X: #IronQuest


Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
X: #SWDChallenge
April 2024: Napoleon's April


Project Health Viz

Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month. 
Web: Project Health Viz
X: #ProjectHealthViz


Diversity in Data

An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month. 
Web: Diversity in Data
X: #DiversityinData


Sports Viz Sunday

Create and share data visualizations using rich, sports-themed data sets in a monthly challenge. 
Web: Sports Viz Sunday
X: #SportsVizSunday


Real World Fake Data

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Real World Fake Data
2024 - Admin Insights


Data Plus Music 

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