What is an online viz contest? It’s an opportunity for you to share your work with a large community of interested people.
It’s easy to play:
- Go to Github (https://github.com/aohmann/Tampa-Bay-TUG) and download the data source. There actually are two, in this case—one on volcanic eruptions, and one on earthquakes.
- Play with the data—and join other data sources to it. Did you know that the World Bank (and several other NGOs, like USAID) have tons of data? So does the EPA—emissions data might be fun to add.
- Think of awesome ways to spend the $200 gift card that you could win—or, we can donate it to charity on your behalf.
- Use Tableau Public to visualize something interesting, something that most of us probably don’t realize but is nonetheless important.
- Publish your workbook in Tableau Public before noon on 9/23, and tweet the URL to @ashleyswain with the hashtag, #TampaBayTUG
- Register for the Tampa Bay Tableau User Group meet-up at http://www.tableausoftware.com/learn/usergroups/tampa-bay-user-group/09-23-2014. (We need your name and email so that we can track your visualization—and the votes that you get!)
- We’ll send you the WebEx if you can’t be there in person. (If you’re there in person, you can enjoy snacks and camaraderie.)
- At 5pm EDT on 9/23, login to the WebEx. Check out Jen Underwood’s presentation, and then around 5:45, we’ll give everyone who entered the contest five minutes to present. (So when you login to the WebEx, be sure that your name matches the name you used to register—otherwise we won’t know who you are…)
- When everyone has shown their visualizations, we’ll distribute the URL that people can use to vote (yes, you can vote for yourself…)
- Hang around for the next presentation, and we’ll present the winners at the end.
- Have fun!