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Upcoming workshops and events
The Python in Geosciences meeting will be on Tuesday, May 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Scott Henderson will present on "Satellite radar image processing with Python on Amazon Web Services".

This week's Topics in Data Science Seminar will feature assistant professor Kevin Jamieson (Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering) on "Sequential experimental design", Wednesday, May 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Studio.

There will an Executive Committee Meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in the Studio.

RSVP now to attend the first Vega, Vega-Lite, and Altair meetup in Seattle on Wednesday, May 2, in the Studio at 5:30 p.m.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, May 3, in the Studio at noon. Tess Russo will will lead the discussion.

Registrations to attend OceanHackweek, a five-day learning hackathon aimed at exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data, are due Monday, May 7.
Learn about the eScience Institute - our programs, services and educational offerings - in a short video put together by Robin Brooks, communications associate.
Cloud computing
The Google Cloud Platform is now offering free credits for teaching and research in higher education. Apply for the credits to help meet your storage, computing, big data, and machine learning needs. Contact Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, for proposal assistance.
In the news
The work of David Fleming, IGERT graduate student, is featured in's article "Twin-star systems may give their 'Tatooine' planets the boot (here's why)".

Postdoctoral fellow Michael Beyeler has a new post on his blog Ask a Swiss titled "10 simple rules for making research software more robust".

Affiliate Sean Gibbons and others have a new paper out in the PLOS Journal titled "Correcting for batch effects in case-control microbiome studies".

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UW Data Science Summit
Find a link to slides from our 2018 UW Data Science Summit on our webpage.
Community Seminar
Research fellow Tess Russo (Intellectual Ventures) will speak on "Data-based sustainable agriculture: machine learning groundwater models and irrigation development in Africa" at this week's Community Seminar at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Bio and abstract here.
Data scientists Ariel Rokem, Bryna Hazelton and Jose Hernandez have created new content for a recent Data Science for Administrative Datasets; find it on GitHub.
Social networks
Postdoctoral fellow Michael Fire's team's research feature "Fake profiles detection on online social networks" has been covered in multiple news outlets including Israel21c, The Register, The Times of India, and others, and has been translated into Spanish and Russian.
The year's AstroHackWeek, a collaborative astronomy conference, will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, and is being organized by a team including Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, and Daniela Huppenkothen, data science fellow. Registration closes Apr. 30.
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