Data Dojo Würzburg


Monthly meeting to do collaborative, hands-on data analytics training. We strive to be an open and inclusive community, everyone is welcome! We have a code of conduct that we adhere to.

Everyone is welcome to join, whether you are a student, researcher or practitioner from industry. Also all experience levels, backgrounds and tool preferences are welcome! As this event is supported by the ESF-ZDEX project, it is free of charge also if you are not a member of the University. See details below in the ESF-ZDEX section.

When and Where

Every 6 weeks on Wednesday, in the CCTB seminar series from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm live at the CCTB Würzburg.

Attention! We are currently testing the integration into the CCTB seminar series. The Data Dojo is still open to everyone who is interested.


90 min Example Process
15 min initial exploration, questions
60 min analyze, coding-dojo-style (in small sub-groups)
15 min present results, recap

What is coding-dojo style?

We envision a process similar to the one described as RandoriKata but tailored towards data analysis rather than programming. So roughly:

Will the Data Dojo be in English or German?

The language of the session depends on the participants. Again we want to be as inclusive as possible. In case there are some participants who can’t speak English and others who can’t speak German we will split up into sub-groups early.


Each event we will analyze a different dataset. We might use different tools to address different questions about this data. You can add suggestions for datasets/questions/tools to the pad or look beforehand what others have suggested.

i Date Summary Pad Result
27 2024-07-03 TBD pad  
26 2024-04-17 CCTB Server Usage pad results: python, julia, R
25 2024-01-31 Abgeordnetenwatch pad results: python 1, python 2
24 2023-11-29 German Electricity Data (forecasting) pad results: julia 1, julia 2, python
23 2023-10-11 German Electricity Data (seasonality) pad results: R 1, R 2
23 2023-07-19 German Electricity Data (exploration) pad results: R 1, R 2, julia
22 2023-05-31 German Electricity Data (data loading) pad results: julia 1, julia 2
21 2023-04-12 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: Neural Networks pad result
20 2023-03-01 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: Missing Data pad result
19 2023-01-18 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: Ensemble Models pad result
18 2022-11-16 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: Support Vector Machines pad result
17 2022-10-05 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: Decision Trees pad result
16 2022-09-08 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: Data Scaling pad result
15 2022-08-18 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: KNN pad result
14 2022-07-14 ML Series: Tallo Tree Data: data preparation pad result
13 2022-06-09 Spotify Listening History pad result
12 2022-05-12 Spotify Listening History pad python, R, [kotlin]
11 2022-04-14 30DayChartChallenge (relationships - 3D) pad result
10 2022-03-10 German Federal Election and Demography pad result
9 2022-02-10 German Federal Election and Demography pad results: julia, python, R
8 2022-01-13 German Federal Election pad result
7 2021-12-09 Christmas Songs pad result
6 2021-11-09 Lemurs pad result
5 2021-10-14 Hourly Temperature in Würzburg pad result
4 2021-09-09 Hourly Temperature in Würzburg pad result
3 2021-08-12 UN Votes pad result
2 2021-07-08 Global Power Plant Database pad result
1 2021-06-10 Open Test Run, MarioKart Records pad result
0 2021-05-26 Test Run, Netflix Titles pad result



Data Dojo Würzburg is supported by the ESF ZDEX project. If your employer is already a partner in the ESF-ZDEX project, the only thing you need to do is: let Markus Ankenbrand know at the beginning of the event. He will take care of the administrative obligations (confirmation of attendance, questionaire for first time participants (only if it is your very first ESF ZDEX event)). If your company is not yet partner in the ESF-ZDEX project you can find more information and instructions for joining the network here. This offer is available, free of charge for small and medium sized companies in northern Bavaria. The only requirement is signing a cooperation agreement once. Markus Ankenbrand is happy to answer any questions you might have.



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