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Upcoming workshops and events
Join us for the last Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) happy hour, Thursday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The DSSG final project presentations will be Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102, at from 3 to 5 p.m. A reception will follow in the Studio.
SciPy paper
Joseph Hellerstein, senior data science fellow, and Alicia Clark, former Winter Incubator project lead, published a paper for SciPy called "SciSheets: providing the power of programming with the simplicity of spreadsheets".
Blog
Vital Signs has published a blog post on one of our 2017 DSSG projects titled "Are the effects of extension services on crop productivity moderated by farmer's education attainment? Results from 25 landscapes in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana".
In the news
Jevin West, data science fellow, has a new pre-print out on PeerJ titled "The state of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles". West is also featured in Fast Company's article "Hone your data bullshit detector with this free online course".

Adrian Raftery, eScience affiliate, has a new study on climate change which was featured in the The Washington Post, UW Today, The GuardianCNN, and Scientific American.


In July the Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero Partnership received the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2017 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety. The Institute partnered with this group on their machine-learning crowdsourcing initiative.

Correction: Jake VanderPlas will be the Institute's new director of open software, not open science. We apologize for the error.

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

Commentary
Tony Hey, senior data science fellow, explores "Jisc futures: our ‘painfully slow’ progress towards the goal of open science" on Times Higher Education. 
Book
Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, has published Machine Learning for OpenCV; the book has a foreword by data scientist Ariel Rokem.
Data management
RSVP now for UW Libraries' Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop hosted for UW community members engaged in research with data, Aug. 14 - 17.
Conference
Submit a paper for the newly created 'Social Research in the Era of Analytics and Big Data' track of the 2018 Latin American Studies in a Globalized World Conference in Spain.
Gender data
Statistics on women's and girls’ outcomes remain scarce in key data areas, hampering efforts to close gender inequalities; learn more at the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
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