Posted - Feb 9th, 2016

The last time I was in Madison to give a speech, the high temperature was around 10 below zero. This time, it was a relatively balmy 28 degrees. I took the opportunity to walk around the city near the State Capital Building, the University of Wisconsin campus and Lake Mendota.

The hotel I was staying at had a weekend fundraising event planned, which included an outdoor icebar, an iceboat and other things on the frozen lake.

I had dinner the evening before with the Madison team leaders, including Pat McCormick, Abby Posey, Clare Huhn, Dan Mazzocchi and Matthew Van Straten. We talked data viz and the projects they were working on. This team represents the consulting, government, insurance and software industries. Special thanks to Clare for the ride on Thursday and Pat for the ride on Friday.

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Mutual hosted the event in a nice venue. There were around three times the number of people at this event than the last time I spoke. I give this TUG team a lot of credit for putting on a quality event. The first hour was spent in a “Birds of Feather” session where people could ask questions about specific areas of interest. I then gave two different talks (2.5 hours) on predictive analytics and discovery with Tableau as well as publishing for mobile consumption. There were lots of good questions. The Madison TUG has their act together. If you live in the area, you should take some time to attend their next event in June.

Below are my slide decks from both presentations, each followed by relevant files:



Next up, I’m headed to the home of InterWorks: Stillwater, Oklahoma. Enjoy these photos from Madison: