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Upcoming workshops and events
The Seattle RLadies kick-off meet and greet will be on Monday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. (RSVP requested.)

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be in the Studio on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at noon. Michael Fire will speak on "The rise and fall of the network stars".

The Reproducibility and Open Science Working Group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio.

This week's Community Seminar will be in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Anisha Keshevan will speak on crowd-sourcing and machine learning.

The Data Science Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

The Education and Training Working Group will meet on Friday, Feb. 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.
Image processing
Help neuroscientists rate the quality of brain images by playing the game Braindr, developed by postdoctoral fellow Anisha Keshevan, affiliate Jason Yeatman (UW Institute for Neuroengineering) and data scientist Ariel Rokem. The Tinder-like app allows you to "swipe left" to fail bad quality images.
Listen to Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, and Kara Woo, former Data Science for Social Good fellow, weigh in on DataCamp's podcast "Data science, astronomy and the open source".
In the news
Ariel Rokem, data scientist, had three abstracts accepted for the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Emilio Zagheni, data science fellow, has been appointed the new co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

Kate Starbird, affiliate, was quoted in Mother Jones' article "Russian trolls stoked anger over Black Lives Matter more than was previously known" and her work was referenced in Mashable's "What's a hashtag? A digital device that both brings us together and divides us".

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Data Science for Social Good
Don't 'pass' up the opportunity to apply to be a 2018 Data Science for Social Good fellow (deadline: Feb. 12), or to submit a project proposal (deadline: Feb. 25)!
Register to join Jake VanderPlas for a talk through the Convoy Data Speaker Series on "Bespoke Python visualizations with a declarative twist", Thursday, Feb. 15.
The story of how senior data science fellow Cecilia Aragon overcame adversity is told in the Laughing at the Sky blog post "Gutsy goddess".
Cloud computing
Build your cloud skills and network with experts at the upcoming Azure University event held on the Seattle campus Apr. 17; preregistration required.
Apply to attend rOpenSci unconference, held in downtown Seattle May 21 - 22, to hack projects related to open data, visualization, and data publication.
The team at Zymergen is seeking a data scientist with a statistics focus. Also, the University of British Columbia is hiring a lecturer for its Master of Data Science program.
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