Thnaks for the post. We've run data hacks in the past in our internal user group. I think it's important to have an interesting dataset that can grab people's attention, as well as having some interesting stories to tell. Sports data works well, but I appreciate that isn't everyone's cup of tea!
If anyone has any suggestions for possible datasets to use, feel free to let us know below.
Other than that, the short show and tell sessions have worked well in the past. They give people an opportunity to present and share ideas in nice bite-sized chunks, and have covered a range of topics to keep things interesting!
Looking forward to the event, I really like the sound of the common dataset idea but agree sport isn't to everyone's taste. Kaggle has a pretty comprehensive dataset of Global Land Temperatures that might be worth a punt? Gives the opportunity for maps etc and is quite pertinent considering the global warming debates are heating up (pun intended) at the moment in response to a certain soon-to-be world leader who has a different viewpoint on the matter.
Alternatively i did have an idea of trying to test out some of Tyler Vigen's Spurious Correlations to see if we can replicate or reimagine some of those wonderful vizzes?
All the best,
I have just joined the group, will invites be sent automatically to all group members?
A data hack sounds like a good idea to me.
I am interested in attending - I have just started dusting off my tableau skills
I can't comment on what has worked before but I would be interested in connecting with tableau users locally.
Something we can work on together sounds more appealing than sitting down listening to others present.
Once we've agreed the agenda (probably later this week), we'll set up an Eventbrite page to register and will post a link here, so please follow this post or check back later. Tableau should also circulate details to registered users in the Midlands.
Looking forward to seeing you there.