DataFam Roundup: March 18–22, 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. 


Nick Gerend, Lead Data Scientist at JP Morgan Chase
Texas, USA

Nick Gerend is the Lead Data Scientist at JP Morgan Chase. He stays active in the Tableau Community by sharing his knowledge on Linkedin and X, publishing vizzes on Tableau Public, and writing on his personal blog. Coming from a background in software development that was heavily intertwined with analytics and data science, Nick learned Tableau primarily through trial and error. 

On his Medium blog, Nick shares visualization algorithms he has created that break new ground with techniques for different data structures. After creating a repository of about 30 different algorithms, Nick began releasing them in python and using his blog as a way to showcase them to the community. Nick also uses Tableau Public as a resource to test out the different algorithms he creates and inspire others that may be interested in unconventional ways to frame data in an artistic way. 

Connect with Nick on Linkedin, X, Tableau Public, and on his blog.

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Ian Cedric Io: Viz Review: Heatmaps

Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation


Chris McClellan: #DATA24 Who are you excited to meet

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 6: Design Insightful BANs


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 12:  Playing with Stacks


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 12: Graduate Student Loan Repayments


DataFam Con 

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


Makeover Monday

Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.
Web: Makeover Monday
Twitter: #MakeoverMonday
Week 12: St Patrick's Day Data center



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
March 2024: Teacher Loan Forgiveness


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
March 15 - April 19, 2023: Visualizing the Social Impact of Viz for Social Good


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


Storytelling with Data

Practice data visualization and storytelling skills by participating in monthly challenges and exercises. 
Web: Storytelling with Data
Twitter: #SWDChallenge
March 2024: design for accessibility


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


Real World Fake Data

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


Data Plus Music 

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