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Upcoming workshops and events
There will be an eScience Executive Meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 1, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The postdocs and grad students' lunch will be on Thursday, Mar. 2, at 12 p.m. in the Studio.

Allison Smith will speak on "
Thoughts on Docker for scientific research" at the Software Journal Club in the Studio on Thursday, from 3 to 4 p.m.

This week's Community Seminar will feature Bing Brunton on "Privacy and security for medical records". The seminar will be at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in Architecture Hall, room 147.

The Brainhack Global conference will be held in the Studio the weekend of March 4 and 5.

There's still space available to attend the R section of our Mar. 27 - 28 Software Carpentry tutorial. Register now!
Microsoft donation & international partnership
A $1 million donation from Microsoft will allow the UW and the University of British Columbia to partner on a new collaboration called the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, which will connect researchers, students and public stakeholders to solve urban issues using data science.
Recent happenings
The Institute recently hosted speakers Kelsey Jordahl and Fatma (Imamoglu) Deniz, and our Winter Incubator participants presented their mid-term findings. A panel on creating a startup (unpictured) was also co-hosted with the UW Institute for Neuroengineering.
In the news
The first version of AFQ-Browser, an MRI viewer built as a collaboration between the Institute and UW ILABS, has just been released.

Fellows David Beck and Jim Pfaendtner's article "Data science for chemical engineers" was published in the February edition of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' CEP Magazine.

Fellow Ariel Rokem has a new pre-print published on bioRxiv titled "[Re] Optimization of a free water elimination two-compartment model for diffusion tensor imaging".

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

Develop material and tools for documentation at our upcoming Docathon, Mar. 6 - 10. Details and registration form here.
Data archiving event
Join the UW Libraries, the City of Seattle, and Seattle Data for Good tomorrow (Feb. 25) at the Data Refuge Event to help archive government data.
Applications are now being accepted to attend Neurohackweek 2017, a summer school for neuroimaging and data science.
Reproducibility book
An open-source book on reproducibility co-authored by eScience data scientists and others is discussed in a newly released video.
AccessMap, a new pedestrian navigation tool developed in part by fellow Anat Caspi, was featured in The Seattle Times and Crosscut.
Critical analysis
Fellow Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom's new course "Calling Bull***t" was featured in EngadgetForbes, Stat News and The Register.
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