For #IronQuest month five (September to October 2019) we collaborated with the #SportsVizSunday project leaders to bring you a sports-themed challenge. This was particularly exciting as it was the first collaboration of it’s kind for both projects. I have a huge amount of respect for the #SportsVizSunday leaders (Simon, James and Spencer) who have established a successful, consistent community project in a relatively short period of time. It was a privilege to collaborate with them.
We received a total of 33 entries this round; an #IronQuest record! Not only that but three of the submissions were recognised by Tableau Public as ‘Viz of The Day’! Well done everyone! It’s also great to see new people continuously getting involved with #IronQuest. This month we saw a number of #SportsVizSunday participants discover the project for the first time too. As usual, participants were creative with the theme and we witnessed a total of 13 unique sports featured across the entries received. The most popular sport was football (or soccer, depending on where you’re from), closely followed by American football and tennis. However, we also had vizzes covering less widely covered sports including ten pin bowling, badminton and even Ultimate Frisbee!
This month I teamed up with Simon Beaumont (co-leader of #SportsVizSunday) to provide feedback to those who requested it. We spent over an hour reviewing 20 vizzes in depth and had great fun discussing our thoughts on the submissions. You can listen to our feedback conversation here.
THANK YOU to everyone who submitted entries for taking the time to create and share your work! Also, a big thank you to Simon for being a fantastic co-host.
The entries are posted below in alphabetical order by first name. If you tweeted your viz or thought you submitted one via the Google Form but don’t see it here, let me know and I’ll work to include any additional entries ASAP.
Please click on the links provided to view the visualizations on Tableau Public (or similar). Show your support for the participants by favouriting the vizzes you like the most.
From left to right:
Alex Powell | A history of Premier League broadcasting
All In |Towards gender balance in sport
Alex Varlamov | NBA 2017-18 Points Leaders
Daniel Ling |Top 20 England Goalscorers
Brian Moore |NFL Head to Head Stats
Baljinnyam Enkhtur | History of SuperBowl 1-52
Ashwin Govindaraj |World Records in Athletics
All four by Bo Plantinga
Jeff Plattner |2019 Minnesota Twins
Frederic Fery |Analysing 52 years of NFL Game Stats
Harry Cooney |Lionel Messi’s 50 League Goals Season
Kate Schaub |The Great Tennis GOAT Race
Julien Demeaux |UEFA Champions League draw analysis
Kate Brown |2019 Solheim Cup
Jian Wang | NFL – 100 Years Of Football
Kevin Flerlage | Belmo
Lulen Ibanez Banos |Nadal & Federer face to face
Kelvin Tang |The greatest rivalry in badminton history
Maria Brock |Following Roger Federer
Michelle Frayman |Spirit of the game
Paul Thoms | The Almost Perfect Rookie Season
Neil Richards |Rugby World Cup 2019
Will Strouse |AFC North Bragging Rights
Riddhi Thakkar |That’s the way.. MAHI way!
Rodrigo Calloni |The Invincibles
Simon Rowe |Tiger Woods – Career from 1994 – 2019
Swagat Jena |FC Barcelona
Iron Quest will be taking a short break until after Tableau Conference but there will be plenty going on in the meantime!
On 28th October I’ll be giving a talk on #IronQuest at #LondonTUG (click here for tickets). I’ll also be giving a talk at #data19 in Las Vegas, during which I’ll be running a vote to decide the next viz theme! Don’t miss it!
Thanks for reading.