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Upcoming workshops and events
The Azure University Tour cloud event will be on Tuesday, Apr. 17, in the Husky Union Building, from 11 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

There will be an eScience data and research scientists and leadership meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 18, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be in the Studio on Thursday, Apr. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. Dave Williams of the Allen Institute of Cell Science (and a former eScience postdoc) will present.
UW Data Science Summit
Find award winners, photos, and a snapshot of our recent UW Data Science Summit on our website!
Data Carpentry
In partnership with the West Big Data Innovation Hub, the eScience Institute hosted a hands-on Data Carpentry Instructor Training Mar. 22 – 23 in the WRF Data Science Studio. Learn more about this educational event on our website.
In the news
Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, and Amanda Tan, cloud technology lead, taught an introduction to Amazon Web Services on Apr. 5 to a group at UW Medicine; participants were from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center, the Veteran's Administration, and the Institute for Stem Cell and Regnerative Medicine, and their objective was to facilitate transitioning to the public cloud for research computing.

Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, is listed as an interviewee on Catapult Future Cities' white paper "Smart city demonstrators - a global review of challenges and lessons learned" and he was interviewed in King 5 News' piece "UW students learn lessons from Facebook data breach".

Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in Seattle Business Magazine's article "Make way for machine learning: how Seattle is becoming a major hub for artificial intelligence".

Ben Marwick, data science fellow, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times article "A finger bone from an unexpected place and time upends the story of human migration out of Africa".

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

Hackweeks
Apply now to attend GeoHackweek or OceanHackweek, two week-long hacking sessions dedicated to exploring geospatial or oceanographic data science research, respectively.
Community Seminar
This week's Community Seminar will feature Dong Wang (U. of Notre Dame) at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 19, in room A110 of the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium. He will speak on "Assured information distillation in social sensing".
Public scholarship
Data scientist Bernease Herman (far left) and Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow (far right) spoke on a panel at the Going Public  research event Apr. 9.
Data seminar video
Find a video of the Data Science Seminar featuring danah boyd (Microsoft Research) on our YouTube channel.
Preprint
Affiliate Jason Yeatman has a new preprint out on BioRxiv titled "Word selectivity in high-level visual cortex and reading skill".
Conference
Join keynote speaker Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, at the SciPy 2018 conference this July in Austin, TX.
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