Users Groups

Cognos & Tableau Users Group (Princeton)Users Group Meeting

We have combined our Cognos Users Group (for all Cognos query and report writers in the Information Warehouse) with our Tableau Users Group (which is co-sponsored by CeDAR and the Office of Development). Tableau is a tool recently acquired to support data analytics and visualization.

The purpose of this group is for Cognos and Tableau users to come together to exchange tips, tricks, and get answers to their questions. Meetings are scheduled on a bi-monthly basis and typically held on Wednesdays, at 701 Carnegie Center from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Lunch is provided.

An agenda will be sent out prior to each meeting and CeDAR will be cognizant of your time, thereby scheduling Cognos-like agenda items in one half of the meeting and Tableau-like agenda items in the other.  If you would like to add a meeting agenda item, discuss a specific topic, give a demo of a report or dashboard that you've created, or be added to the Users email list, please email the Business and Outreach Team.

Example of a Cognos Workspace (data represented is fictitious and intended for the purposes of training only)

Anyone interested in joining this group should send an email to the Business and Outreach Team. 

Data Stage Users Group (Princeton)

DataStage is the University's standard tool for ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processing. This product from IBM is an industry standard and has been employed at Princeton since 2012. Anyone interested in joining this group should send an email to the Business and Outreach Team.

Tableau: Raising the Bar (Princeton Tableau Community)

These monthly, 1-hr "brown-bag" brainstorming sessions give us an opportunity to meet and discuss all things "Tableau" with our user community.  We come together to collect different viewpoints, encourage critical thinking, generate ideas, and introduce new methodologies.  

Tableau Users Group (NJ-NY)

This group meets on a regular basis at various locations with New Jersey. For more information, contact Lee Feinberg ( 

Central NJ Tableau Users Group (Southeastern PA- Central NJ)

The purpose of this user group is to create a local community of Tableau and data analytics professionals to network, share best practices, and learn about new technology trends.  The group serves portions of Southeastern PA and Central NJ.  To learn more, see: