Our Blog’s Purpose

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”

Sherlock Holmes

Fictional character quote aside, data is utterly important, both then and now. Those with the data and the knowledge to interpret it have a significant advantage over those without. Today’s top companies, top executives, and top job candidates understand that a current data aptitude is required to excel today and to survive in the future.

This blog is an extension of the content curated and created by the Applied Analytics Club at UW (AACUW). AACUW was founded in the fall of 2018 to offer a broad exposure of data science and analytics to the University of Washington community. The purpose of this blog is to extend our mission further into the online space to make data education even more accessible. We will post original content including step-by-step tutorials, club updates, and opinion posts discussing data from university students’ lenses. Finally, we will re-post significant content from our other online outlets such as our YouTube page, Linkedin page, Instagram page, and Facebook page (all content including event details are posted on FB… we recommend you follow/like us).

Finally, we encourage data-passionate individuals to contribute by becoming writers on this blog! Contact uwappliedanalytics@gmail.com if you are interested in contributing; we welcome students and professionals alike.

Let’s build an online data community where students and professionals can collaborate and share ideas together!


Nick Stoner, President of AACUW