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A Tableau social ambassador geeked out on data vizzes, music + pop culture. Views are very much my own. Priya Padham assists on #DataVizThoughts.

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Introduction (by Adam Mico)

The #DataFam is a collection of people who love Tableau. It’s grown from a marketing hashtag to an increasingly inclusive global community of users who share much more than their love of the product.

My participation in the datafam community did not begin until August 2019 (5 years after I started with the tool). As many will share, it not only made me better with the tool, the friends you gain and initiatives to support can also help enrich your personal life.

Following the 2019 Tableau Conference, for American Thanksgiving, I wanted the spirit…


A weekly blog about the ‘data viz’-making process, #datafam / data analytics member interviews, & entertainment for introverts (consisting of a binge bite and music morsel).

Feature Interview

Mico’s Intro: Kasia (Twitter | LinkedIn | Tableau Public | Instagram) has been one of my favorite Tableau Public designers since my early community days in 2019. She was also an early Viz of the Week victor when our blog shared that prop. Although she doesn’t publish often, she more than makes up for output infrequency with work quality. Her vizzes consistently astonish me. Kasia’s design and application are otherworldly and when exploring deeper…


A weekly blog about the ‘data viz’-making process, #datafam / data analytics member interviews, & entertainment for introverts (consisting of a music morsel & a binge bite).

Feature Interview

Mico’s Intro: I’ve known of Zak Geis (Twitter | Tableau Public | LinkedIn | Site) for going on two years. Before meeting him with many others in Cincinatti before the awful pandemic hit, he was a quiet community amplifier who created incredible visualizations. In Cincy, I realized what an awesome and funny guy Zak is (but also noticed his incredible ability to multitask). I was so happy he was announced as an ambassador…


A weekly blog about the ‘data viz’-making process, #datafam / data analytics member interviews, & entertainment for introverts (consisting of a music morsel & a binge bite).

Feature Interview

Mico’s Intro: Bridget Cogley (Twitter | LinkedIn | Tableau Public | Blog) is someone who has had an immense impact on me since I began with the community. She made me think of the #DataFam as more than a bunch of folks sharing Tableau data visualizations, but something much more impactful and real. In many ways, we are quite different, but ultimately want many of the same results. Her words, intent, and thought-processing…


A weekly blog about the ‘data viz’-making process, #datafam / data analytics member interviews, & entertainment for introverts (consisting of a music morsel & a binge bite).

Feature Interview

Mico’s Intro: Alexander (Twitter | LinkedIn | Tableau Public | Blog) has been a #DataFam visualization superstar well before I joined. One of the 1st things that struck me about him, besides his mind-blowing work, is his humility and support of our community. It wasn’t until I researched his background for this interview I learned he had a Ph.D. He continues to inspire and pursue the endless possibilities Tableau has to offer. …


A weekly blog about the ‘data viz’-making process, #datafam / data analytics member interviews, & entertainment for introverts (consisting of a music morsel & a binge bite).

Feature Interview

Mico’s Introduction: In February, when the #DuBoisChallenge initiative was launched, I grew incredibly impacted by W.E.B. Du Bois’ work, his story, and his vision. While working on recreating his visualizations for the weekly challenge, it helped me consider the intense effort that went into the research by he (& his students), the likely resistance to attaining such data, and his mindset when sharing this information visually. What really compeled me was his thoughtful…


a guest post by Allison Wright

An Introduction by Adam Mico

On Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms, we often only see the success stories from the mountain top, but rarely do we see the struggle of the climb before reaching that summit.

I only had the opportunity to meet Allison Wright (Twitter | Tableau Public) once (virtually in person); it was while hosting a VizConnect session in February celebrating Tableau Public’s Featured Author Cohort — since then we’ve kept in touch through Social Media. I could immediately tell she’s motivated, a leader, and someone many would like the opportunity to work with. Even more, she…


A weekly blog about the ‘data viz’-making process, #datafam / data analytics member interviews, & entertainment for introverts (consisting of a music morsel & a binge bite).

Feature Interview

Mico’s Note: Annabelle Rincon (Twitter | Tableau Public | Blog) is such a joyful force of nature in our community. I’m so happy that we are in the same Tableau Ambassador cohort because we have gotten to know each other a little better. She has a list of accomplishments anyone would admire but is very authentic and passionate about Tableau and our the #DataFam.

Adam Mico (AM): Reviewing your LinkedIn, your career is…


It’s okay to be not enough for a direct path. Follow your own path.

Please don’t take a shot for each time Zen is mentioned. You may not survive to complete the post.

For a person who doesn’t write tutorials for fun (because I‘ve done it at work for years and it’s not a fun exercise for me), spend a lot of time on public vizzes, or a natural speaker, I had an incredible year.

This year, I had the opportunity to continue to work with Tableau Magicians, help VizConnect, be a very recognized leader of #MentoringMeetup, a Tableau Featured Author, mentored terrific people who had a lot of success, had an opportunity to…


A weekly blog about the ‘data viz’-making process, #datafam / data analytics member interviews, & entertainment for introverts (consisting of a music morsel & a binge bite).

Feature Interview

Mico’s Intro: Luigi (Twitter | LinkedIn | Tableau Public) has been a massive champion of our community and can always be counted on to lift spirits whether it be a quote shared, retro pop culture, foodie/grill/beverge pics, and supporting so many others.

Adam Mico (AM): You have a distinguished career including work in operations and IT management. …

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