The session that launched a thousand blogs

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Posted by Jewel Loreeon October 2, 2014

I had the extreme pleasure of hosting two great Tableau Public panels at TC14 in Seattle this year. The first was called "Making a Viz that Stops Traffic" and I was joined by three Tableau Public all-stars: Dan Montgomery, Paul Banoub, and Anya A'Hearn. We had a great time as they shared some of their thoughts on making vizzes designed to catch the eye. And trust me, there were definitely some eye-catching moments!

Dan and Paul have both put their presentations up on the web for your viewing pleasure. Check them out below:

The second session that I hosted was called "Pokemon, Porn, and Pop Culture: Using Data that Doesn't Suck." In the session, Andy Kreibel, Peter Gilks, and I all discussed the Tableau blogging community and what it's like to be a part of it. The session was silly at times but the message was clear; using Tableau Public to practice your dataviz skills with data that you find interesting and blogging about it can show your analytical prowess better than any resume could. Click on the image below to watch a video of the session.

I've been overwhelmed by the positive response to our sessions. Peter jokingly called our talk "The session that launched a thousand blogs" because of how many new bloggers popped up in September. It's been great to see all of them and I hope you all keep it up! I've rounded up a list here of all the new blogs that were inspired by our Tableau sessions.

Let me know if you are missing from this list and I will add you. Welcome to the Tableau blogging community!


Oh dear I knew that photo would come back to haunt me....

Loads of fun doing those sessions and brilliant that people felt inspired to join the blogosphere. I hope we get to do it again in Vegas.


This is amazing and I'm sure there are plenty more to come! Great job and congratulations to everyone who has taken the leap into Tableau blogging!

Looks like the the link to my twitter got mashed up with another URL so it is getting misdirected.

Thanks Jewel!!