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Puget Sound Area Events

Below are listings of events in the Puget Sound area that are deemed to be of interest to DAMA-PS members and fellow data management professionals and practitioners.

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Upcoming events

    • March 12, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • In person - Sila Office - 6840 Fort Dent II, Suite 375, Tukwila, WA
    • 98

    March Chapter Meeting 

    It took 2 years to build Frankenstein.

    We built a data modeler in 21 days.

    Speaker: Laurel Sturges

    Tuesday, March 12, 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!

    LinkedIn Laurel Sturges

Past events

February 13, 2024 February Chapter Meeting - Reusable Data Quality Management
January 16, 2024 CANCELLED - January Chapter Meeting - It took 2 years to build Frankenstein. We built a data modeler in 21 days.
December 12, 2023 DAMA PS Holiday Party
November 14, 2023 November Chapter Meeting -Unleashing the Power of Data Fabric: A Promethium Perspective
September 19, 2023 September Chapter Meeting - AI Enabled Data Governance
June 13, 2023 June Chapter Meeting - Data Privacy and Governance Disrupted
May 19, 2023 DAMA Day 2023 - Trends in Data Architecture
April 11, 2023 April Chapter Meeting - Data and the Data Story
March 14, 2023 March Chapter Meeting - How the Common Data Model Unlocks Information Value
February 14, 2023 Feb Chapter Meeting - Humans are hard, Code is easy
January 17, 2023 January Chapter Meeting - How Blockchain technologies will transform data management and what you must do now to prepare
December 13, 2022 DAMA-PS 2022 Holiday Party
November 29, 2022 Nov Chapter Meeting - Semantic data architectures for the enterprise.
October 11, 2022 Oct Chapter Meeting - Data Modeling in the Age of Data Mesh
April 19, 2022 DAMA-PS Community Experience Sharing
March 08, 2022 DAMA-PS March 2022 Meeting
December 14, 2021 DAMA-PS 2021 Holiday Party
November 09, 2021 DAMA-PS Community Forum
October 12, 2021 DAMA-PS October 2021 Meeting
September 21, 2021 DAMA-PS September Meeting
May 20, 2021 DAMA Day 2021 - Data Management at the Digital Crossroads
March 09, 2021 DAMA March Meeting With Karl Weaver - How You Can Leverage New Technologies to Monetize Data
December 15, 2020 DAMA-PS 2020 Holiday Party
November 12, 2020 DAMA Day 2020 - Data Confidentiality, Security and Privacy In a Virtual World
September 15, 2020 September Chapter Meeting: Corporate Reformation & Digital Transformation -
August 11, 2020 August Chapter Meeting: Securing Home Offices - Close to the Level of ODCs for Handling Sensitive and Private Data
June 09, 2020 June Chapter Meeting: Data Governance Assessment - Questions, Baselines and Scoring on Data Maturity
May 12, 2020 May Chapter Meeting: Scalable Architecture and Data Flow Architecture Tradeoffs
April 21, 2020 April Chapter Meeting: Boeing Enterprise Data Lake - Good, Bad and the Ugly
March 10, 2020 March Chapter Meeting (CANCELLED): Boeing Enterprise Data Lake - Good, Bad and the Ugly
February 11, 2020 February Chapter Meeting: The Evolution of Analytical Job Roles
January 14, 2020 January Chapter Meeting: Scalable Architecture and Data Flow Architecture Tradeoffs
December 03, 2019 2019 Annual Holiday Party
November 12, 2019 November 2019 Chapter Meeting - Recommendation Algorithms and Corresponding Product and Architectural Considerations
October 08, 2019 October 2019 Chapter Meeting - Blockchain in the Context of Data Governance
September 17, 2019 September 2019 Chapter Meeting - Democratizing Data with Metadata at T-Mobile
June 11, 2019 June 2019 Chapter Meeting - Data Management and Machine Learning
May 16, 2019 DAMA Day 2019 - Let's Talk Data Democratization and Data Privacy
April 09, 2019 April 2019 Chapter Meeting - Understand Your Customer Using Machine Learning
March 12, 2019 March 2019 Chapter Meeting - Why Data Management is Even More Critical Than It's Ever Been
February 12, 2019 CANCELLED - Will Reschedule - February 2019 Chapter Meeting - Why Data Management is Even More Critical Than It’s Ever Been
January 15, 2019 January 2019 Chapter Meeting - Real Data Transformation Begins and Ends with Culture
December 03, 2018 2018 Annual Holiday Party
November 13, 2018 November 2018 Chapter Meeting - Transforming Our Products and Services to Drive Delightful Customer Experience
October 09, 2018 October 2018 Chapter Meeting - Preparing for Cloud Migration with Service Data
September 11, 2018 September 2018 Chapter Meeting - From Warehouse to Platform - Building Modern Data
May 17, 2018 DAMA Day 2018 - Future Trends in Data Management
April 10, 2018 Apr. 2018 Chapter Meeting - The 2018 State Of The Chief Data Officer Role
March 15, 2018 Mar. 2018 "Hands On" CMMI-DMM Workshop: Data Management Maturity Model
March 13, 2018 Mar. 2018 Chapter Meeting - Managing Data - Challenges / Risks In An Increasingly Regulated World
February 13, 2018 Feb. 2018 Chapter Meeting - The Value & Integrity of Data
January 09, 2018 Jan 2018 Chapter Meeting - Data Management for Data Science and Advanced Data Analytics
December 12, 2017 2017 Annual Holiday Party!
November 14, 2017 Enterprise Architecture and Data in the Time of the Cloud
October 10, 2017 October Chapter Meeting - Big Web Data & Deep Learning
September 12, 2017 September Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
September 12, 2017 Save the Date - Tuesday, September 12th - Monthly Chapter Meeting
June 13, 2017 June Chapter Meeting, Tues. June 13th - Secure Data Design in Enterprise Architecture
May 18, 2017 DAMA Day 2017 - AI & IoT Modern Data Management using Billions of Things!
April 11, 2017 April Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
March 14, 2017 March Chapter Meeting - Data Visualization to Improve Business Practices & Enhance Cybersecurity
February 15, 2017 February Chapter Meeting, WED. Feb 15th - The Art and Science of Designing Mission Critical Database Systems
January 17, 2017 Tues. Jan. 17th - Quantifying Happiness: A Data Driven Approach to Growing Amazing Organizations
December 13, 2016 A Reason to Celebrate the Season! 2016 Annual Holiday Party!
December 08, 2016 INTERFACE conference
December 01, 2016 Seattle Tech-Security Conference
November 08, 2016 Nov. Chapter Mtg - Agile Methodology Best Practices Applied to Data Management
November 07, 2016 Enterprise Data & BI Conference Europe 2016
October 13, 2016 Happy Hour with Dr.Gordon Everest! 10/13 (Thur) @Pyramid Alehouse
September 20, 2016 September Chapter Meeting - The Current State of The Chief Data Officer Role
May 19, 2016 DAMA Day 2016 - Big Data - Beyond the Hype
March 15, 2016 March Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
March 01, 2016 March Chapter Meeting Postponed - Details TBD
February 09, 2016 February Chapter Meeting - Legal Aspects of Data Use
January 27, 2016 Seattle Data Science: Leveraging Apache Spark – Red Rock + Machine Learning
January 12, 2016 Data Warehousing: Current & Future (Big Data, Hybrid Architectures and Beyond)
December 10, 2015 Invitation Only - INTERFACE conference
November 10, 2015 November Chapter Meeting: The Ancient Secrets of Information Management
October 13, 2015 Oct Chapter Meeting: Advantages & Challenges of Building a Data Model
October 08, 2015 Data Warehouse 401 Series
September 08, 2015 Automating Big Data for Daily Operations
June 15, 2015 Data Warehouse 301 – a five part educational series
June 09, 2015 June Chapter Meeting: How to become a Chief Data Officer - the 5 golden rules to achieve success
April 21, 2015 April Chapter Meeting: A Simplified Approach to Data Management and Organizational Data Maturity
April 17, 2015 CDMP Bootcamp, Exam Prep
March 10, 2015 March Chapter Meeting: From a Facebook page to a social movement - The trajectory of the April 6th Youth Movement and youth civic participation in Egypt
February 10, 2015 Feb Chapter Meeting: Project Management for Information Architect - What your PM really wants from you
January 13, 2015 Jan Chapter Meeting: The Data Scientist and a Revolution in Business Value
December 11, 2014 2014 DAMA-PS Member Holiday Dinner and Michael Brackett Retirement
December 04, 2014 Invitation Only - INTERFACE conference
November 14, 2014 Nov Half Day Workshop: Introduction to Fact Modeling - Getting out of the traps of "Table Think"
November 13, 2014 Happy Hour with Dr.Gordon Everest! 11/13 (Thur) @ Pyramid Alehouse
November 03, 2014 4th Annual HIMSS NW Technology and Education Conference
October 24, 2014 Vaulting to Value with Patterns - Business Value via a “Universal Data Vault” architecture: Achieving productivity & agility by combining Data Model patterns & Data Vault patterns
October 23, 2014 Oct Chapter Meeting: Creativity, fun, and team work – an Aussie perspective
September 22, 2014 Data Warehouse 101: a FREE educational series by HIMSS, DAMA-PS, and TDWI
September 16, 2014 MongoDB Seattle 2014
September 09, 2014 Sept Chapter Meeting: Redefining Data Management: Data Management Without Managing Data
June 10, 2014 June Chapter Meeting: The Secret to Success of using Agile to Build an EDW
May 14, 2014 DAMA Day 2014 - Innovations in Data Management For Health Care and Research
April 22, 2014 IT Summit 2014 Seattle
April 08, 2014 April Chapter Meeting: The Next Generation of Big Data - Building Real-Time Models of Reality
March 13, 2014 March Chapter Meeting: IT Data Management Maturity
February 18, 2014 February Chapter Meeting - Meta-data Management + Governance = Business Results: A Case Study in Collaboration
January 14, 2014 January Chapter Meeting - Information Systems from the Info Out
December 17, 2013 AWC Holiday Party
December 10, 2013 2013 DAMA-PS Member Holiday Dinner
December 03, 2013 Final BIOB of 2013 - December 03
November 12, 2013 November Chapter Meeting: Integrating a New World -- Application Integration in the 21st Century World of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data
October 24, 2013 TDWI NW Chapter - Agile Data Warehousing
October 23, 2013 Bridging the Gap between the Health Industry and Technology
October 18, 2013 Big Data Bootcamp October 2013
October 17, 2013 BI Over Beers - 3rd Year Anniversary! - Seattle - Thursday October 17th
October 08, 2013 The Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch and its Impact on Information Quality with Ron Fuller
October 07, 2013 DAMA-PS Members Receive Discount on Enterprise Architecture TOGAF® 9 Course
September 25, 2013 TechNW Series Part 1: Cloud & Big Data
September 24, 2013 The Zachman Framework: Solving General Management Problems with John Zachman
September 12, 2013 BI Over Beers
August 21, 2013 AWC Annual Career Boot Camp
August 21, 2013 2013 Health IT Summit in Seattle
August 08, 2013 Seattle Business Analytics Meet-Up
July 25, 2013 BI Over Beers
June 11, 2013 Looking Beyond the Obvious with James Orr
June 06, 2013 BI Over Beers June Event
May 30, 2013 Fremont Geek Meetup - DATA!

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