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Upcoming workshops and events
The postdocs and graduate students lunch will be on Tuesday, Mar. 6, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. This will be a social gathering to celebrate the end of the quarter.

The Python in Geosciences group will meet in the Studio on Tuesday, Mar. 6, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Don Setiawan will discuss
"Python and R via JupyterHub and server RStudio".

There will be no Community Seminar Mar. 6 or 13 due to finals week and the winter break period.

The Careers Working Group will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 7, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio.

There will be an Executive Committee Meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio on Wednesday, Mar. 7.

Save the date: this year's Winter Incubator final presentations and reception will be on Tuesday, Mar. 13, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Data Science Studio.
Virtual reality
VR Ulysses is a virtual reality-based application for exploring and visualizing complex, high-dimensional data, co-founded by affiliate Rory Barnes and Fabio Governato. If you're struggling to understand such a data set, try out this new application, which is available during office hours Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the WRF Data Science Studio!
Anat Caspi, data science fellow and director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, was given an Unsung Hero Award from Seattle's Child magazine for "transforming her personal journey of resilience into widespread advocacy and innovation for the future of inclusive technology".
In the news
The work of senior data science fellow Noah Smith's award-winning team was featured in Wired's article "Inside the Alexa Prize".

Affiliate Kyle Crowder and Maria Krysan's new book "Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification" was reviewed in Jacobin magazine.

Kate Starbird, affiliate, was quoted in The Washington Post's piece "The racist history of the 'crisis actor' attacks on Parkland school shooting survivors".

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UW Data Science Summit
Faculty, staff, industry and community members, there's still space available to attend the UW Data Science Summit, held Apr. 3 and 4 in the Husky Union Building. Register now!
Steve Brunton, data science fellow, will speak at the upcoming UW Institute for Neuroengineering seminar Wednesday, Mar. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Husky Union Building on “Learning physics and the physics of learning”.
The Neuroinformatics Working Group has a new blog entry up by Dan Peterson titled "Code review: artifact rejection".
Cloud computing
Build your cloud skills at the free Azure University Cloud event, Apr. 17, in the Husky Union Building. Registration is required.
The Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant provides a funding opportunity for doctoral students from groups underrepresented in computing; check their website for application details.
Job opportunity
The state of Washington is seeking a data analyst - transportation planning specialist 3; apply on their website.
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