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Keyrus US’ Tableau Evangelist and Tableau Ambassador. Views are very much my own. Priya Padham assists on #DataVizThoughts.

TL;DR: A sincere investment in the #DataFam can be a life-changer

Flashback to 2019…


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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…


With a proper nod to Rodrigo Calloni (Twitter | Blog), I’m still Tableau-ing to the fullest, just a different delivery system.

Up Next

Last week, I began my journey with Keyrus US. It’s a vibrant and growing company with an incredible culture. The people there are very talented and care deeply about their work. You never run out of work or purpose. I love that!

However it means, I’ll have less time, during the acclimation period, to hang out, help with the initiatives I care deeply about and blogging. With that written, you will get plenty of content from me (albeit different…


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).

The Ballad of Kevin and Adam’s Viz Collaboration


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…

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