The results of the 2022 Iron Viz Qualifier Contest are in, and it is obvious our judges had no easy task. Data sets and visualizations could be on anything art-related—from traditional art like drawing and painting to photography, film, music, and dance. It was inspiring to see the wide variety of DataFam submissions. But alas, only three will advance to the Iron Viz Championship at Tableau Conference in May. Who are these talented data storytellers? Read on.
Design: How appropriate is the design for the story that is being told?
Storytelling: Is there a clear story being told or a question being explored, and is there appropriate context?
Analysis: How sophisticated and appropriate is the data that is being used for the story?
Thank you to our community judges: Adam Mico, Agata Ketterick, Alexander Waleczek, Autumn Battani, Christina Gorga, Christopher Scott, David Pires, Fi Gordon, Heidi Kalbe, Jacqui Moore, Jeff Plattner, Karen Hinson, Kevin Flerlage, Klaus Schulte, Michael Perillo, Nisa Marques, Simon Beaumont, Swagat Kumar Jena, Tanish Jain, Timothy Vermeiren, Tore Levinsen, and Will Perkins.
Who did the judges determine rose to the top?
The Iron Viz Qualifier is a rigorous endeavor. Participants spend weeks sourcing and preparing their own data, trying new techniques, and pushing their skills to the limits to create the ultimate visualization and share the story behind it. We are so proud of their dedication and amazed by their accomplishments. Check out the top entries below, and you can explore all of this year’s entries here. You can also watch a recap of the Tableau Community Iron Viz Top 10 Finalist Announcement led by the championship host and Tableau Technical Evangelist, Andy Cotgreave, and our new co-host, Tableau Lead Solutions Engineer Archana Ganeshalingam.
Give a round of applause to our three finalists
Congratulations to our viz-tastic finalists, and thank you to everyone that participated. Now, who will claim victory, bragging rights, and thousands of dollars in prize money for themselves and a charity of their choice? You’ll want to have a front-row seat.
The countdown is on to the Iron Viz Championship at Tableau Conference May 17-19, 2022. Join live in Las Vegas or virtually from anywhere in the world. Space is limited, so we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your spot for the in-person experience.