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Upcoming workshops and events
Nicoleta Cristea will offer a short seminar on “Data science tools to advance freshwater research: exploring large spatial datasets to assist distributed hydrologic modeling” on Monday, May 7, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The next Topics in Data Science Seminar will feature Dominik Moritz on “Vega-Lite – a grammar of interactive graphics” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in the Studio.

Joe Hamman will offer a short seminar on "Big-data tools and applications for understanding methodological uncertainty in hydrologic modeling for climate and water resources applications" on Wednesday, May 9, in the Studio from 12 to 12:30 p.m.

The Data Science Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, May 9, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio. The topic is "Libraries in the age of big data, data science, and digital connectivity: continuities, disruptions, and opportunities".

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be in the Studio at noon on Thursday, May 10.

This week's Community Seminar will be on Thursday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Peter Krafft will be speaking on "When can we say a rumor has grown out of proportion? A computational approach".
Affiliate Victoria Meadows (astrobiology) "has become the first woman to receive the SETI Institute’s Frank Drake Award, named after a pioneer in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence." Learn more and watch a video of her discussing her work on GeekWire.
Algorithmic rankers
Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, and Julia Stoyanovich have a new article in Freedom to Tinker titled "Refining the concept of a nutritional label for data and models". They use nutrition labels as a metaphor for ranking algorithmic accountability and transparency.
In the news
Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, announced that Altair 2.0, a declarative statistical visualization library for Python, has been released.

Postdoctoral fellow Michael Beyeler's book Machine Learning for OpenCV is being turned into a video course. Part 1 is available on PacktPub.

Former Data Science for Social Good project lead Elaine Nsoesie has coauthored a piece on Medium titled "Proceed with caution - using internet data in precision medicine research".

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Global sprint
In partnership with the UW Libraries, the eScience Institute will host the Mozilla Global Sprint, a fun, fast-paced, collaborative event held May 10 and 11 to hack and build projects for a healthy Internet.
Last call! The deadline to apply for this summer's Oceanhackweek, a five-day hackathon designed to explore large and complex oceanographic data, is Monday, May 7.
Data Science Studies
Find recent slides, meeting notes and reading material from the Data Science Studies Working Group meetings on our website.
Affiliate Ka Yee Yeung and colleagues at UW Tacoma have a new paper out in bioRxiv titled "Embedding containerized workflows inside data science notebooks enhances reproducibility".
Seminar video
Watch neurology expert John Darrell Van Horn's recent Data Science Seminar "Making data science training resources FAIR" on our YouTube channel.
Upcoming opportunities
Applications are due today (5/4) for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, hosted at the Institute.

Join the West Coast Optimization Meeting tomorrow (5/5) on the Seattle campus.
Proposals for the Earth Science Information Partners Lab incubator program are now being accepted.
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