Looking for a New Challenge? Consider Tableau’s Student Iron Viz Competition!

The Fall 2021 semester is winding down, and possibly you are looking for a new challenge.  If so, consider creating a visualization to enter in the Tableau Iron Viz (Student Edition):


The deadline for entry is December 31st, but if you took the Data Science for All seminar on visualizing your data story using Tableau, you have already completed the first two steps to competing!

The prizes are mainly swag, bragging rights (looks good on a resume or LinkedIn), some training, a chance to network, and even if you don’t win, just competing helps build your portfolio of projects and shows recruiters you are interested in the field beyond the classroom.

This competition is only open to students, and the above linked competition website lists the following four steps:

  • Join Tableau for Students
  • Create a Tableau Public Profile
  • Get the Data
  • Submit your Viz

If you participated in the seminar, you have already completed steps 1 and 2!

The competition website even has a 1-hour video from a webinar with last year’s winner and runner up.

Are you into Formula 1? Take a look at their data

Auto racing has embraced Big Data and data science.  This web page at AWS discusses their partnership with Formula 1, with each race car generating over 1.1 million data points per second that are transmitted from the car to the pits.  If you want to play around with some of the data, there is a Python module named Fast F1 That will provide access to data and has examples of some analysis you can do with the data.  Another example using this data is covered in this Medium post.

A different set of historical data on Formula 1 is also available through Kaggle.


Kaggle Competition Jigsaw Rate Severity of Toxic Comments

Jigsaw Rate Severity of Toxic Comments

The definition of a toxic comment on the Internet is subjective. Each individual may have their own bar set differently. But which comment is truly worse? Can you help determine the ‘severity’ of a comment?

In this competition, Jigsaw returns to the discussions from Wikipedia Talk pages. You will score a set of about fourteen thousand comments. Your scores will be compared to human rankings performed on comment pairs. In this way, the focus is on the severity of comment toxicity — from innocuous to outrageous, where the middle matters as much as the extremes.

Total Prizes: $50,000

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2022