US Public Sector Viz Challenge: The GI Bill

Team Tableau Public
il October 21, 2021

In recognition and celebration of Veteran's Day in the United States and Tableau Conference, Tableau is proud to host a viz challenge focused on the GI Bill. (Speaking of Tableau Conference, have you reserved your free virtual spot yet?)

About the data and the GI Bill® Comparison tool

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the first version of the Comparison Tool in 2014 and relaunched the tool on VA’s one-stop website, Vets.gov, in 2015. The Comparison Tool allows Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families to plan their education by viewing and comparing every VA-approved education program to learn how they can use benefits, Veteran-centric programs available on campus, and other helpful information.

The GI Bill program provides educational assistance to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their dependents, and offers various options for education based on eligibility. Benefits can include tuition, a monthly housing allowance, books, and a supplies stipend. In some cases, individuals may qualify for more than one type of education benefit, such as Veterans who qualify for both Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty.

The Challenge

Use the provided data from the VA Comparison tool to develop a visualization that will help veterans better understand their benefits and educational options, highlight the GI Bill program, or identify other items of interest.

How to participate

  1. Download this data from the VA Comparison tool.
  2. Develop a visualization that will help veterans better understand their benefits and educational options, highlight the GI Bill program, or identify other items of interest. If desired, additional data sources can be leveraged, but submissions must include all or portions of the comparison tool data.
  3. Publish your viz to Tableau Public with the hashtag #TC21PublicSectorVizChallenge no later than November 9, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.
  4. After publishing the viz, submit the URL and your contact info using this form.

Want to participate as a team? No problem! Submissions can be completed by individuals or teams of up to three people. We can't wait to see what you come up with and, you never know, you might even get something in the mail as a small thank you for your participation.