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Upcoming workshops and events
Holiday party! Join us Monday, Dec. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio for a fun and festive gathering featuring door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, an ethereal dessert, and more.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at noon in the Studio. Tom Daniel will be offering his career workshop.

Tony Cannistra will speak at the next Python in Geosciences meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Studio.

The next Community Seminar will feature Scott Henderson on "Tectonic hazard monitoring in the Pacific Northwest with Sentinel-1 satellite radar imagery", also on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110.

There will be an eScience Executive Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the Studio.

Chris Fonnesbeck (Vanderbilt University) will provide our next Data Science Seminar on "Bayesian models for evidence-based medicine using PyMC3". Join us Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102.
Check out this comprehensive guide to enabling data-intensive discovery to flourish on your campus, written by the participants in the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments project.
Alexa Prize
Noah Smith, senior data science fellow, was a collaborating professor on the team of students and faculty who won Amazon's Alexa Prize, a "university competition designed to produce an artificial intelligence agent capable of coherent and sustained conversation with humans".
In the news
The research of Floris van Breugel, postdoctoral fellow, on the diving flies of Mono Lake was featured in The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and Tech Times.

The Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology (HCDE) highlighted an article co-authored by Adrian Raftery, affiliate, on evaluating projection methods for life expectancy in nations with HIV/AIDS epidemics.

Find a video of Kate Starbird, affiliate, on the HCDE website on "Finding 'fake news' in times of crisis: online rumors, conspiracy theories and information".

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

Jupyter Notebooks
Join us for a collaborative workshop on Jupyter Notebooks from SageMath and Google, Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Studio.
Join our team
The eScience Institute has a position open for a Research Scientist 4. Find details here, or search for requisition number 151066 on the UW jobs page.
Catch up on the work of the Neuroinformatics Working Group through the blog post "How far are we from reproducible research in neuroinformatics? – A case study" by Harkirat Sohi, and get insight from Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, on "Exploring line lengths in Python packages".
Faculty Friday
Thaïsa Way, data science fellow, and her work to "tackle city issues through research, teaching, and community collaboration" was highlighted in The Whole U's Faculty Friday feature this week.
Join Jevin West, data science fellow, and Carl Bergstrom for a lecture on "Calling BS in an age of misinformation". The proceeds will benefit a nonpartisan political organization.
Submit a proposal to this year’s Student Research Competition sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication.
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