DataFam Roundup: October 23–27, 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. 


Ben Norland, Lead Insights Strategist at Indeed

County Dublin, Ireland

Ben Norland is a Lead Insights Strategist at Indeed. He stays involved in the community by sharing his knowledge via X and Tableau Public and participating in community projects such as Sports Viz Sunday, Makeover Monday, and Iron Quest. 

About three years ago, Ben was introduced to Tableau through work and now, though he uses it professionally everyday, he also produces personal visualizations on Tableau Public in order to explore new chart types and design styles. 

Ben set a goal to publish 25 vizzes on Tableau Public this year and recently published his 21st. Through this personal challenge, Ben created his Shared Storylines in Modern Family viz, one of his favorites due to the technical complexity of the chord chart. Ben’s inspiration for the vizzes he builds comes from the work of others as well as events around him, particularly sports. Watching a game or documentary and questioning if the data supports the narrative, or if there’s a story in the data that hasn’t been recognized yet drives Ben to investigate further with Tableau. 

Connect with Ben on Linkedin, X, and Tableau Public

DataFam content 

Dive into content created by the Tableau Community: 

Prasann Prem: Using the Lookup function to craft a multiple KPI text table

Team Tableau

Upcoming events and community participation

  • The 2024 Iron Viz Qualifiers are now open! For the Qualifier contest, show us that data is in the air and submit a viz for this year’s theme of love. Viz about something that you’re passionate about—health and wellbeing, a musical group, a hobby, your friends or family—anything that makes your heart full. The Qualifier contest will run from October 2 - 31, 2023. It's an opportunity to challenge yourself, learn something new, and engage with an incredible community. Get recognized on a global stage. Win up to $15,000 in cash prizes for yourself and donate to a nonprofit while you’re at it.

  • Demystifying the way to learn Data Visualization! Are you looking for a way to learn Data Visualization and feeling lost? We all have been there and I am going to help you understand the fundamentals and look for a way to learn data visualization.

  • Viz Collab: Hello everyone! I’m excited to be opening #VizCollab back up for another round of matches! In the last year I matched around 40 people for some amazing vizzes, including Viz of the Days and a viz that was featured in a local publication. So if you want to find a collaboration partner sign up.

  • Local Community Conferences by the DataFam, for the DataFam. 


Madeeha Amatur: Watch Me Viz Stats | Makeover Monday

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
Skip week: Iron Viz


Workout Wednesday

Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization. 
Web: Workout Wednesday
Twitter: #WOW2022
Week 43: Can you build a dynamic small multiple?


Makeover Monday

A weekly social data project. 
Web: Makeover Monday
Twitter: #MakeoverMonday


Preppin' Data

A weekly challenge to help you learn to prepare data and use Tableau Prep. 
Web: Preppin’ Data
Twitter: #PreppinData
Week 43: Best Attendance Awards


DataFam Con 

A monthly challenge covering pop culture and fandoms. 
Web: DataFam Con
Twitter: #DataFamCon
September 2023: Barbie World!



A monthly project connecting real education data with real people.
Web: Eduvizzers
September 2023: School Book Bans in the United States


Games Night Viz 

A monthly project focusing on using data from your favorite games.
Web: Games Nights Viz
Twitter: #GamesNightViz
Season 2: Battle of the Strongest


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
September 2023: makeover magic


Project Health Viz

Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month. 
Web: Project Health Viz
Twitter: #ProjectHealthViz
June 2023: Funding for Research for Various Conditions and Diseases 


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 and LGBTQ+ Representation in film


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 5: Diversity Score Card


Data Plus Music 

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