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Chart Champ has returned for it's 4th annual installment!


This year we will be combining technologies from Tableau, Alteryx, and DataRobot to challenge our contestants to the max!


In addition, the festivities will be held at Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport! We've brewed up some great data for our lucky contestants and will also be hosting workshops for attendees.


Come join us for 2019's main event!

The ULTIMATE Analytics Workshop
Event 1: Workshop
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Event Summary:

Join us for a great self-service analytics workshop!  The Alteryx workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Alteryx

  • Spatial Features

  • Predictive Analytics

Bring your laptops for this event, recommended for new users looking to get initial experience with the tool or users who need a refresher on self-service data analytics using Alteryx. Oh, and you'll be getting lunch as well! :) Note: Please bring your PC laptop to participate in the hands-on workshop!


  • 11:00 am:  Check-in / Registration

  • 11:30 am:  Lunch!

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm:  Alteryx Workshop


Please register on our EventBrite page for the Alteryx workshop. You can register for this workshop independently from Chart Champ or sign up for both combined!

Event 2: Workshop
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Event Summary:

Our Tableau workshop will focus on upping your Tableau game while using some of our contests beer data! We will start with a session covering all the new features in the latest version of Tableau as well as a special "Tableau Toolkit" session presented by our host, Dustin Cabral!


  • 2:00 pm: Defense Against the Dark Charts

  • 3:00 pm: Next Level Tools in Tableau

    • Come test out some of the newest features in Tableau with Tableau's tech team!

  • 3:45 pm:  Break


Please register on our EventBrite page for the Tableau workshop. You can register for this workshop independently from Chart Champ or sign up for both combined!

Event 3: Workshop

Event Summary:

Newcomers to Chart Champ, DataRobot is here to show you how you can become an AI-Driven Enterprise with Automated Machine Learning. The team will show you the art of the possible with DataRobot and will prime your brains for our contestants to blow you away with its application!


  • 4:00 pm:  DataRobot - Bringing automated machine learning to your organization

  • 5:00 pm:  Networking / Break

Event 4: Presentation

Event Summary:

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Hey BostonTUG followers! We're hopping  a ride on the Chart Champ bandwagon today and bringing you an awesome presentation from Zen Master Chantilly Jaggernauth. Don't miss the Food, Beer, and most importantly - Charts!


  • 5:45 pm:  Intro / WickedVizzah Winner

  • 6:15 pm:  Chantilly Jaggernauth - Zen Master Presentation

Event 5: Chart Champ

Event Summary:

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Welcome to the main event - hosted at the Harpoon Brewery in the  Boston Seaport! Our finalists will be presenting their analytic creations to our esteemed judges and the crowd, demonstrating their expert application and creativity. Of course, they won't leave empty handed, you all know by now that we give away some cool prizes to those brave enough to compete in Chart Champ!

Where is the Event:

Harpoon Brewery is an iconic state of the art brewery which we are proud to call the home of Chart Champ 2019! Located in the Seaport District, Harpoon is an ideal location for our biggest event yet! Our space, the main beer hall, is a modern beer hall awesome brews and pretzels to be had! Come join us and watch the contestants show off in style!

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  • 7:00 pm:  Welcome & Introductions​

  • 7:05 pm:  Dashboard Presentations​

  • 7:45 pm:  Judging

  • 8:00 pm:  Winners Announced! ​

Who Should Enter?

  • Local Developers Only (Must be in attendance to qualify)

  • Individuals Only (no teams)

  • Cannot work for Tableau, Alteryx or DataRobot

  • 18+ Years Old

Why Enter?

We are happy to announce that our grand prize is the Combo Package of 1 Ticket to Tableau Conference 2019 in Las Vegas, Stitch Fix Gift & Spa at Mandarin Oriental Gift Certificates!

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But don't worry, we have some awesome prizes for our runners up, some of which we'll show, but there are always some surprises we like to keep until the day of! How about a 6 course meal with wine pairings at Asta. 

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How to Enter?

Step 1: Register

You will need to register both if you are competing OR spectating. Click the button to the right to register.


Step 2: Get the Data

This year getting the data is easy, just click the link to the right and download the zipped data to your local computer!

Step 3: Training

Tableau is a required piece of the Chart Champ competition however, Alteryx and DataRobot usage will enter you for our "best use of tool" prizes (judged by Alteryx and DataRobot representatives! For Alteryx, please use their online training guides if you are not familiar with the tool. For DataRobot, they will be hosting a training for contestants who want to learn the tool at their office (225 Franklin Street , Boston) on September 9, 2019. Email Dustin Cabral at ASAP if you are interested in using DataRobot for Chart Champ and want to attend the training (limited availability)!


Step 4: Build & Submit

You must build and submit your dashboard to us by September 13, 2019. Dashboards/Flows must be uploaded to OneDrive (link will be provided to you via email).

Step 5: Go to the Event

You must be in attendance in order to qualify for the contest. You will be presenting your dashboard live in front of the audience and judges.

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What is the data?

  • The data is beer / brewery data including some pretty awesome beer rating data (over 1.5 million reviews)! Some of the questions you may answer with the data could be:

    • How does Harpoon compare to it's competitors in terms of popularity/quality?​

    • What inferences can we find based on the geographic distribution of breweries in the US?

    • What growth / decline do you see in the craft brewing market?

  • Of course, your analysis is not limited to the above - surprise us and you might find yourself becoming the next chart champ!


  • Competitors should prepare a 5 minute presentation! The presentation is going to be quick, so time yourself when you are practicing (we will have a timer to help you keep track)! The presentation should be structured using the below categories.

  • What did you create?

  • Who is the audience?

  • What is the goal?


  • Dashboards will be judged on 3 key areas:

    • Design (25%) – Make it look spiffy, people like looking at pretty things

    • Functionality (25%) – Make it cool and functional, its Tableau :)

    • Storytelling / Usability (50%) – The dashboard should tell a story and allow users to dive into the data!​​

  • Best Use of Alteryx & DataRobot

    • Contestants will receive bonus points for using Alteryx and DataRobot in their submissions and will be eligible to receive additional prizes for their efforts! We HIGHLY encourage the use of these tools in Chart Champ 2019!

A finalist pool will be chosen prior to the event and those finalists will need to present at the event to qualify for the grand prize! The finalists will give a very brief presentation at the event (~5 minutes). After final presentations, final scoring will be assessed and the winner will be announced!

Important Dates:

August 13th  - Chart Champ is officially open! Follow the steps above to register and receive the data!

September 13th - Dashboard submission due date. All dashboards are due (no exceptions!).

September 19th - The main event! Come see the competitors present their dashboards live and join us for a night of charts, food, and fun!

Key Points:


  • Contestants must use at least 1 of the provided data set(s). Additional data can be used if desired.


  • One Dashboard Per Contestant!!

  • Dashboards must be 1 page only!

  • Workbooks must be submitted via OneDrive - A folder will be created for you to upload your work.


  • Bring your laptop as well as a backup flash drive with your dashboard/flows. You know how these events go, we want to ensure you can present no matter what!


  • Wear whatever you are comfortable in! If you want to be really cool, wear your Tableau, Alteryx, or DataRobot gear!

Bring your Ticket

  • If you don't have a ticket you won't get in, so remember it! Also, your ticket will be used for a guest prize giveaway!!

Best of Luck!


Please send any questions to:

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