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Storytelling Viz Contest Entries

This is it! Here are the last batch of entries to the Iron Viz at the Tableau Conference in Seattle in September. Now let's hear who YOU think should join the data brawl with our first contestant, John Mathis, winner of the Elite 8 Sports Viz Contest last March and Jeffrey Shaffer, the winner of our Quantified Self Viz Contest. Use the Twitter buttons to vote for your favorite viz! The crowd favorite will win a special prize of $500. The winner as chosen by our panel of expert judges will move on the the Iron Viz championship. So get to clicking those tweet buttons!


Paul Moran- Le Tour de France




Jonathan Trajkovic- Road accidents in France in 2012




Wayne Dunn- Philadelphia Police Citizen Complaints




Matt Francis- The Story of Malaria : A global preventable disease




Carl Allchin- The NBA Draft Revisionist History




Jared Kendall- The prescription drug epidemic - and the lives it claims




Ben Fox- Gas Story




Sambit Tripathy- Earthquake - In a nutshell




Austin Tidmore- Labor Statistics and the US Economy




Stephen Wagner- Poverty and School Performance




David Taylor- Problem areas of the popular U.S. Baby Names dataset




Robert Radburn- The Student University Experience




Russell Spangler- Whatcha Know About Bacon




Marek Koenig- Fracking in Oklahoma




Steve Fenn- History of the FIFA World Cup by Era




Brian Franklin- 2014 World Cup Predictions




George Gorczynski- Capital Punishment in the United States




Stewart Pickering- An Introduction to Ramadhan




Chris Toomey- Curse you Madden!




Dan Piecuch- Vancouver Cyclists



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Storytelling Viz Contest Entries

This is it! Here are the last batch of entries to the Iron Viz at the Tableau Conference in Seattle in September. Now let's hear who YOU think should join the data brawl with our first contestant, John Mathis, winner of the Elite 8 Sports Viz Contest last March and Jeffrey Shaffer, the winner of our Quantified Self Viz Contest. Use ...

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Lead with Story

Editor's note: This Storytelling Month guest blog post was written by Cole Nussbaumer of Storytelling With Data, originally posted on her site here. The illustrative example Cole uses in this post was also published to Tableau Public using the new Story Points feature here.
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Story Points Sizing Tips

Now that Tableau Public 8.2 is here, we thought it would be a good idea to have some more information about the sizing on stories!
1. Stories are variable in size
Before creating a story, find out any width requirements on your CMS – you can then size the story accordingly. Setting the size of the story is very similar ...

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July is all about Storytelling

Themes Galore
It's been one year since we started running monthly themes on the Tableau Public blog. In that year, we shined the monthly spotlight on authors, data, social data, design, stats, year in review, data blogging, data journalism, sports vizzes, tips & tricks, and most recently, quantified self.
Last month ...

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Storytelling Viz Contest

Look how happy Storypoints make Tara!
It's your last chance! It's time for our third of three contests that feed into the Iron Viz at the Tableau Conference in Seattle in September.
For the uninitiated, Iron Viz is the ultimate battle of Tableau skills. Three challengers are selected based on contests held through ...

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Mac and More: Tableau Public 8.2 Launches

Today we're pleased to announce that the newest version of Tableau Public, version 8.2, is available on Windows and Mac! Tableau Public is the free version of our revolutionary software that we make available to anyone wanting to tell engaging stories with public data on ...

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World Cup 2014 Round-Up

Today is the start of #WorldCup2014! With the abundance of data about the World Cup, many amazing vizzes have been popping up on a wide range of topics - historical, predictive and team level. In honor of these vizzes, we wanted to highlight a few created with data regarding the World Cup.
1. Post Group Play
La Nacion ...

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What's the path to being a Tableau Zen Master?

This week we opened nominations for this year’s Tableau Zen Masters.
We get asked a lot what it takes to get selected. In response, we point people to the Tableau Zen Master page and use mysterious quotes such as “One can only achieve Zen Master status by not ...

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We are hiring!

BREAKING: The Tableau Public team is hiring five data analysts in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Seattle!
Needed to support overall growth
The use of Tableau Public is growing as journalists, bloggers, researchers and students around the world share interactive data on the web. Since launch in 2010, Tableau ...

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Quantified Self Viz Contest Winner

First off, a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this month's Quantified Self Viz Contest! There were many, many fantastic entries. However, there can be only one winner. The person who will join John Mathis, the winner of the Elite 8 Sports Viz contest, in the ...

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