DataWonks CoP 2019-2020 Topics

We hope the first week of the fall semester has been most excellent!

This year, our Data Wonks CoP meetings will be the second Wednesday of every month (except January and May). Please see below for the 2019-2020 schedule along with presenters and topics. All meetings are from 12-1pm, and the locations are listed below each date (subject to change). For more information on the Data Wonks CoP, please visit

September 11, 2019 – First General Meeting of the School Year!
Topic: Querying with Toad Data Point
Presenter: Nick Sigmund, Graduate School
Location: Bascom, Room 334

October 9, 2019
Topic: Visualizations with Microsoft PowerBI
Presenter: Adam Huffman, School of Business
Location: Grainger, Room TBD

November 13, 2019
Topic: Campus Data, Unit Data, and SQL
Presenter: Ted Babcock, Department of Sociology
Location: Sewell Social Sciences, Room TBD

December 11, 2019
Topic: Survey Design & Development
Presenter: Jennifer Dykema, UW Survey Center
Location: 4327 Sterling Hall

February 12, 2020
Topic: Excel Tips, Tricks, and More
Presenters: Open Community Discussion
Location: Union South, TITU

March 11, 2020
Topic: UW Knowledgebases
Presenter: Leah Scheide, DoIT
Location: TBD

April 8, 2020 – Last General Meeting of the School Year!
Topic: Building Custom Applications & Business Processes
Presenter: Jonathan Henkel, School of Nursing
Location: Signe Skott Cooper Hall, Room TBD

As always, feel free to invite your colleagues to participate in our Community of Practice. “A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members’ common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately with the goal of gaining knowledge related to a specific field. It is through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group that members learn from each other, and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally (Lave & Wenger 1991).” Anyone can join this mailing list by sending a message to:

Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you all next week!