Hi Tableau Community!



Welcome to a brand new edition of the Tableau Community Digest! This week we have some excellent content for the music and data lovers out there. Music has been a huge part of my life, from playing percussion all throughout my primary schooling to continuing to dabble in music production, constantly seeing live shows and involving myself in local music festivals. I find a lot, if not all, of my spare time spent outside of the fun world of data, is lost in the world of music.


Luckily my two passions of the world of data and music actually collide quite often as seen in some of the amazing Tableau vizzes! Some of these amazing music vizzes were shared in the following blog about Data + Music!


One of the vizzes is about one of my all-time favorite bands Fleetwood Mac. This phenomenal band was highlighted in this viz(pictured to the right) by Ken Flerlage is quite a beautiful piece that shows the history of this great band. Check out the full viz on Tableau Public. Login to "Favorite" the viz.




#ThinkDataThursday is happening this week, June 27th at 8 AM PT, with the phenomenal Ken Flerlage. This #TDT we will be looking at data densification in Tableau.


Register for this webinar today: Think Data Thursday: An Introduction to Data Densification - June 27th, 8AM PT


Tableau Ambassador nominations are open! Nominate the data heroes in your life that you want to lead the Tableau Community Forums!


Check out all the details on the Tableau blog here: Nominations are now open for 2019 Tableau Ambassadors, Introducing Student Ambassadors! | Tableau Software





There are some big achievements to celebrate in the Tableau Community Forums this week. Stephen Rizzo has achieved the coveted "Help one, help all!" badge and Manoj Lobo has achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge! Thank you for your amazing contributions to the community forums. These are what make the community such a great place for learning and development!


If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges



Top-Voted Idea


The most popular idea in the Community Forums Ideas space this week comes from Rebecca Sundquist and was originally posted in 2012 and is about limiting the measure names presented in Tableau quick filters. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1274 which received 8 new votes last week, bringing the total to 403 for this feature! Keep sharing and voting for ideas that you want to see added to the Tableau products.


* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!


Most Talked About Thread


Our most talked about thread this week comes from Community Forums member Thoa Nguyen who posted this thread first June 24th at 1:42 AM and has had a whopping 24 replies! There has been a ton of great examples shared on this thread about the Difference between Marks and Rows in Tableau.

Note: To mark a comment helpful or correct you will need to be logged in to the Community Forums.



Community Highlights


+ Zen Masters Merlijn Buit and Klaus Schulte are continuing the fun vibe brought at the Data Village at TC to the web with Data Village Online. Play an interactive multiplayer online game built with Tableau Desktop and the Extensions API. Check it out here: https://appsfortableau.com/data-village/


+ Mentoring Meetup has Katie Wagner hosting a roundtable for anyone interested in the HR analytics space. The discussion will take place on July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Grab a calendar event and save the date: http://www.mentoringmeetup.com/event/hr-analytics-roundtable-discussion/


+ The Data + Women are partnering with Viz for Social Good in an upcoming event taking place this Thursday, June 27th at 18:30.

     "In this mini-hackaton, we hope to introduce you to the #VizForSocialGood project. We welcome all visualisers. Seasoned vizzers, those that are completely new to visualising data and are looking for a      meaningful way to start. We welcome any visualisation platform, whatever tool you feel comfortable using to bring a message across."

     RSVP for this event here.


+ Anya A'hearn has a new post up about the design of Tableau Mobile Dashboards. These are some truly visually appealing mobile designs and definitely, a must-read for anyone leveraging Tableau Mobile within their organization.


If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at us @tableausupport


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Happy vizzing!


Patrick Byrne