University of Minnesota

Day of Data

Join us for U of M Day of Data! Spend a day learning and sharing new data skills and connecting with data enthusiasts across the University. Morning coffee and pizza lunch will be provided.

Connect With Other Data Enthusiasts

Many people and groups across the University are developing interesting approaches to data, methods, and workflows, but we don’t always get a chance to share our work across departments and units. U of M Day of Data helps you connect with other data enthusiasts to share and learn from each other.

All Experience Levels Are Welcome

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Minnesota, and is free of charge to attend. Whether you are new to data or a data expert, you are welcome!

Interested in hearing more about future Day of Data events? Join our e-mail list.

Past event details:

Friday, January 11, 2019

9:00am - 4:30pm

Bruininks Hall 220

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (East Bank)


8:30 - Coffee & Sign In

9:00 am - Welcome

9:30 am - Data Jam Session 1

11:00 am - Data Jam Session 2

12:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - Data Jam Session 3

3:00 pm - Hack & Chat Time

What's the plan?

A combination of structured, hands-on learning sessions and open-ended opportunities to network with others. Topics will range from introductory data visualization and storytelling, to data modeling and management workflows, to data mining/algorithms and plenty of things in between! No prior experience or preparation necessary. Bring your curiosity and an interest in connecting with data enthusiasts around the University.

Data Jam Sessions

These are hands-on sessions led by volunteers from around the University. Volunteers will present an analytical approach, visualization approach, or pipeline/workflow that they use in their field of work, and that may also be interesting to data enthusiasts in other fields.

Visit the Schedule & Session Details page for session information as it becomes available.

Visit the Archive page to see an overview of previous years' sessions.

Hack & Chat Time

This is a chance to roll up your sleeves and work with data, or connect with others to get a little more philosophical. You can sit down and take a deep dive into a tool or dataset, or walk around and experience new conversations, data tools, and data approaches. Propose a conversation or work session on a topic you’re interested in, or join an existing topic. We’ll help match you with people who have similar interests.

Live Streaming

Although attending the Day of Data in person is recommended to gain the full benefits of the event, we will also have an option to live stream several of the sessions online for system campus colleagues, those who are on the event wait list, and those who are unable to attend this year in person. Please join us if you can!

Visit the Schedule & Session Details page for streaming links and streaming schedule information.

This event brought to you with support from:

UMN Enterprise Data Management & Reporting

UMN Academic Support Resources

UMN Office of Information Technology

UMN Libraries

Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services (LATIS)

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute


Questions? Please contact