Tableau Community activities to learn

I have already posted last year that I think Tableau absolutely rocks

At the time I wrote that I loved tableau because:

  • Tableau is changing student’s life (at the University I used to work for) – it also allowed me to connect and inspire the new generation of data professionals
  • It is a great software – I can use my curiosity and found out what is hiding in the data
  • I like the company values and I LOVE the Tableau community (see post)
  • I like the support Tableau provides to Education sector (free for students, staff…)

I really think the community makes Tableau stand out. A number of community activities are led by data enthusiasts and love to share their data passion and get people improve their data skills.

A recent MBA Tableau test drive I delivered prompted me to compile a small list of activities students could get involved for learning. Makeovermonday, Iron Viz quickly came to mind but thanks to a call out to the community again and a shared Google Sheet, I realised there was many more.

So here is it, this is a list of Tableau community (mostly) led activities you can get involved to either learn or build your dataviz brand.

Name of project#tags@TwitterFrequency
Makeover Monday
Makeover Monday is your weekly learning and development appointment with yourself and hundreds of passionate data people. For free! (just back)#MakeoverMonday@TriMyDataWeekly
Workout Wednesday
Workout Wednesday is a set of weekly challenges from Tableau Ambassadors and Zen Masters#WorkoutWednesday@Lorna_Eden, @AnnUJackson, @LukeStanke, @CurtisHarris_Weekly
Throwback Data Thursday
ThrowbackDataThursday provides a data set for you to explore, along with details on the provenance of the data source.#ThrowbackThursday@TThrowbackThursWeekly
Tableau Tip Tuesday
Tableau Tip Tuesday is exactly what it says on the tin, a Tableau Tip every Tuesday. Andy and Lorna take it in turns to each record a video tip along with the Tableau workbook to allow people to learn#TableauTipTuesday@Lorna_Eden, @VizWizBIWeekly
PreppinData Challenge is a weekly challenge to manipulate a data set that Carl Allchin and Jonathan Allenby provide on their website#PreppinData@Datajedininja @jonathanallenbyWeekly
Back 2 Viz Basics
Back 2 Viz Basics was created to help solve that problem. I wanted to create a community project that lends itself to helping those who are newer in the community and just starting out with Tableau.#B2VB@ReadySetData
Iron Quest
Iron Quest is a monthly community-led data visualization project which follows a similar format to the Tableau Iron Viz feeder competitions. Participants have a calendar month to source a suitable data set and then design, build and submit a data visualization.#IronQuest@sarahlovesdataMonthly
TheSDGVizProject is a monthly challenge. For the next year and half, each month, the 3 of us (Vinodh, Jacqui, and Brian), will be leveraging data from the World Health Organization to build data visualizations focusing on one of the 17 goals.  We will also be sharing this data with the community, so you can join us on our SDG journey.#TheSDGVizProject@BMooreWasTakenMonthly
SWD Challenge
The #SWDchallenge is a monthly challenge where you can practice and apply data visualization and storytelling skills.#SWDChallenge@storywithdataMonthly
Project Health Viz
Project Health Viz is a monthly project to visualize healthcare data. The objective is “to tell the stories of our health” and bring people together on a common humanizing theme of health. #ProjectHealthViz@ZenDollDataMonthly
DataFamCon This will be a monthly challenge with topics covering a wide range of the geeky world including TV Series, films, books, and even some data about geek culture and conventions itself#DataFamCon@StyleSTEAMed @NicoleKlassen12Monthly
Sports Viz Sunday
Sports Viz Sunday is an initiative to encourage the creation and sharing of sports themed visualisations.#SportsVizSunday@SimonBeaumont04
Viz for Social Good
VizforSocialGood helps mission-driven organizations to harness the power of data visualization for social change.#VizforSocialGood@VizFSGBi-monthly
Diversity in Data
Diversity in Data is an initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month.#DiversityinData@DiversityinData
Games Night Viz
GamesNightViz is a community project focusing on using data from your favourite games to improve your skills with data visualisation, data preparation and visual design, and maybe a winning strategy for your next game night#GamesNightViz@WJSutton12

Each month, create vizzes on global education syllabus topics as resources for teachers worldwide.#Viz2educate@EveThomas1
Real World Fake Data
Create business dashboards using provided data sets for various industries and departments.#RWFD@MarkBradbourneMonthly

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