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Upcoming workshops and events
The WRF Data Science Studio will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents' Day.

Our Intermediate Git/Github Tutorial will be on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Studio. It is currently full, but we anticipate holding another session soon.

There will be an eScience Steering Committee meeting in the Studio on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The eScience postdocs and graduate students' lunch this week will be held on Thursday at noon in the Studio, and will feature Xiaofeng Meng.

Oren Etzioni will speak at this week's Community Seminar on "Designing AI systems that obey our laws and values". The talk will happen on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Architecture Hall, room 147.
New database platform
The eScience Institute, in partnership with UW-IT, has just released an enterprise version of SQLShare, a database-as-a-service platform designed to facilitate data sharing and collaborative analysis. This new version provides a more robust user interface and faster file uploads while supporting larger-scale datasets. Check it out!
Data rescue event
Join the UW Libraries for a one-day event to locate and archive data from the federal government and find ways to save what web crawlers cannot grab. Register to attend, Saturday, February 25, from 12 to 6:30 p.m. in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.
In the news
Founding Director Ed Lazowska was quoted in Geekwire on a $10 million dollar gift from Google to the Computer Science Department, and in their feature on his chat with Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy. [Includes video of the discussion]

AccessMap, developed in part through our Data Science for Social Good progam, was highlighted in the Seattle PI and Grist.

Fellow Jevin West spoke with KUOW on his new critical analysis course Calling Bull***t.

CBC News quoted fellow Mark Hallenbeck in their article "1 hour from Vancouver to Seattle? Washington state budgets $1M for high-speed rail study".

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to rebrooks@uw.edu by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

Poster session
The Data Science Poster and Networking Session will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Mary Gates Commons. Everyone is welcome! Register to present through today.
Data Science Seminar
Kelsey Jordahl of PlanetLabs will speak Wednesday, Feb. 22, on "Mosaicking the Earth every day" in Johnson Hall, room 102, at 3:30 p.m.
iSchool
Associate Director Bill Howe was profiled by the iSchool on his work using data science to help develop smart cities. 
SciPy conference
Fellow Jake VanderPlas will be co-chairing the astronomy track of this year's SciPy2017 conference; proposals currently being accepted.
Publication
Fellow Ariel Rokem is a co-author of the new paper "The visual white matter: The application of diffusion MRI and fiber tractography to vision science" in the Journal of Vision.
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