I'm new to the user community. Did this group enter the competition? Sounds like this would have been fun! I'd love to see the final product if you have it to share.
ATUG did enter the contest and we placed in the top 3 (I don't know if it was 1, 2, or 3 -- the only word I received was that we placed in the top 3). I posted the workbook up on my much-in-need-of-an-update blog site -- TableauPro.
The ideas for the workbook came from a viz contest we held at an ATUG meeting in February. We all thought that the original baby names dataset was lacking for it only included the top name of each gender for each of the past 100 or so years. I found a top-100 names dataset for each gender and year, then pieced all the ideas together to people liked, added a few of my own, and came up with the final product. Let me know what you think of it.
The team did a great job! I liked that you found a better dataset. I too thought it was strange that the original dataset only included the top names of each gender. I suppose that was done to minimize the size perhaps. It was really interesting to see how creative you were with the design. I'll be working on creating some dashboards for work so it is always insightful to see how others are using the tool.