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CANCELLED - January Chapter Meeting - It took 2 years to build Frankenstein. We built a data modeler in 21 days.

  • January 16, 2024
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • In person - Sila Office - 6840 Fort Dent II, Suite 375, Tukwila, WA
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Cancelled!! January Chapter Meeting 

This talk has been postponed to March 12 

It took 2 years to build Frankenstein.

We built a data modeler in 21 days.

Speaker: Laurel Sturges

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

In Person (register to receive details)

 Registration & Networking:  5:00 PM

Presentation: 6:00 PM


 Logical Data Modelers are the bridge to helping the business understand the value of their data. But what happens when a business can’t find a Logical Modeler to delve into, document, and clearly communicate the business’s needs? Can experienced Data Modelers customize and prioritize what knowledge is most important and train a proficient Logical Modeler in less than a month? YES!


Learn how three data modelers with very different data modeling backgrounds collaborated to build a flexible plan and trained a proficient Logical Data Modeler in under three weeks. Not once, but twice! Our success was a repeatable, customizable process that met our client’s near-term business objectives and helped achieve our long-term goals.

You Will Learn:

  • Creative problem solving is a natural skill for Data Modelers
  • How to respond when the universe throws a big wrench into the works
  • Individual training content designed for each person based on their background


Speaker Bio:

Laurel Sturges, a seasoned data professional, has been an integral part of the tech community helping businesses better understand and utilize data for over 35 years. She refers to problem solving as an adventure where she really finds passion in the process of discussing and defining data, getting into all the details including metadata, definitions, business rules and everything that goes along with it. 

Laurel is an expert in creating and delivering quality business data models and increasing communication between key business stakeholders and IT groups. She provides guidance for clients to make informed decisions so her partners can build a quality foundation for success.

She has a diverse background serving in a multitude of roles educating individuals as a peer and as an external advisor. She has served in many industries like manufacturing, aviation, and healthcare. Her specialization is relational data theory and usage of multiple modeling tools. 

Outside of the data world, Laurel is learning to garden and love to can jams and fresh fruits and veges. Laurel is an active supporter of Special Olympics of Washington. She has led her company’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics team for 9 years, joyfully running into Puget Sound in February!

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