If you dig data and want to discuss data-related topics, then the WashU DUG is the place for you! The WashU DUG has been going strong during the spring and summer and has continued to meet virtually to participate in workshops and to learn how various members of the WashU community use data in their work. Notable events were the two-part Tableau workshop held by Manan Shroff, statistical data analyst in the Research Analytics unit for WUSM/OVCR, and a talk about the GeoXplorer given by Phil Skemer, director of the Fossett Lab and associate professor of Earth and planetary sciences.
We have a strong lineup of speakers and workshops in the fall, including a talk about the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard that took place on August 25, presented by Mara Blake, data services manager, and Reina Murray, geospatial data curator and applications administrator at Johns Hopkins Libraries.
In September, Craig Best, geographer from the U.S. Census Bureau, will give a talk on census data, and in October, Eleanor Pardini, assistant director and senior lecturer of the Environmental Studies Program, will give a talk on collecting and managing field data. The fall series will close in November with a panel discussion on social justice mapping conducted in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week.
We hope you will join us for these events! If you have questions about the WashU DUG or the fall lineup, don’t hesitate to contact Dorris Scott, GIS librarian and social science data curator.