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Upcoming workshops and events
Our Moore/Sloan sponsors will visit Monday, Apr. 24, in the WRF Data Science Studio from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; please join us for a reception with them from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

This week's Community Seminar will feature Amrit Dhar on "Phylogenetic hidden Markov models for B cell receptor sequence analysis". The seminar will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium on Tuesday, Apr. 25.

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Wednesday, Apr. 26 at noon in the Studio. There will be a discussion with Nathan Baker of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

The Data Science Studies Working Group will meet on Apr. 26 in the Studio from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Alison Powell will speak on “Ethics and the Internet of Things”.

Nathan Baker (PNNL) will be the guest speaker at our next Data Science Seminar, Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall, room 102. His topic is "Uncertainty in biomolecular solvation".

The Software Journal Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 27 in the Studio.
Cloud computing
UW Research Computing, in conjunction with the eScience Institute, held its first Cloud 101 Hands-On Immersion Workshop on April 4, 2017.
Recent happenings
From top left clockwise, Andrew Hufton (Nature Research) talks with reproducibility seminar participants, Distinguished Young Academic Data Scientist Alexandra Paxton presents, Co-Executive Director Sarah Stone attends the WRF Institutes coffee hour and student office assistant Julia O'Brien works the UW Parent and Family Weekend Fair.
In the news
Director Ed Lazowska was quoted in USA Today's article "H-1B visa holders may get more expensive, more educated" and in The Seattle Times' feature "Why tens of thousands could turn out Saturday for Seattle’s March for Science"

Affiliate Kate Starbird's work on Twitterbots was highlighted in My Northwest's "Do yourself a favor, don’t become a Putin puppet".

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Transportation conference
Daniel Morgan, chief data officer at the US DOT, and former WA governor Christine Gregoire will be at our National Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event; register now!
The Institute recently co-sponsored ComSciCon-PNW 2017designed to empower STEM graduate students to communicate the concepts in their field and beyond to diverse audiences.
Instructor training
A cross-departmental Software Carpentry instructor training workshop was held in the Studio earlier this month for dozens of learners.
College of Built Enviroments
David Beck, senior data science fellow, will be part of a panel discussion on "Data, Climate Change, and Design" May 19. RSVPs requested.
PNW conference
Join the Cascadia R Conference in Portland, Oregon, in June for workshops and talks.
Food drive
Starting Monday, Apr. 24, we will be hosting a food drive for two weeks to benefit the Any Hungry Husky program. Please consider bringing non-perishable food items to the Studio or monetary donations are accepted within the link.
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