Best of the Tableau Web: Reflections on racial injustice and Iron Viz updates


Hello Tableau enthusiasts. Welcome to another roundup of Tableau community highlights from the month of June.

News of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Manuel Ellis is a reminder of injustices and violence that Black Americans face in the United States. It was heartening to see the Tableau Community respond, using data as a mechanism to help understand racism and race-based violence. Tim Ngwena of the Information Lab in the UK, gave an honest and informative video of his views on race. Chris Love shared his path to educating himself on racial injustice through the lens of data. Candra McRae and Bridget Cogley collaborated on a piece in time for Juneteenth. Bridget wrote a post on the way data reflects life, and how we’re too often presented with data without taking the time to honor what it stands for. Beyond blogs, I’ve had the chance to explore some eye-opening visualizations on Tableau Public. If you take one look at the June’s Viz of the Day, you’ll see how powerful data can be to explore or tell the stories of racism in our societies.


Speaking of powerful data, we recently announced the Iron Viz feeder competition, focusing on health and wellness. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or new to Tableau, Iron Viz is an amazing way to develop your skills and get involved in our community. If you want to learn more, check out posts by past winners and finalists from Sarah Bartlett, Lindsay Poulter, and Joshua Smith. Check out the details of this year’s feeder. I look forward to seeing your entries.

As always, I hope you enjoy the list! Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn as I share these highlights and other resources throughout the month. Also, check out which blogs I am following here. If you don’t see yours on the list, you can add it here.

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