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Upcoming workshops and events
You're invited! Join us this week, Thursday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. in PAA A102 for the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) final project presentations. The DSSG fellows will discuss their findings on the transportation, food security, transit and Seattle development projects they’ve been working during this 10-week intensive program. A reception will follow in the WRF Data Science Studio.
Archaeology
The pioneering archaeology work of Ben Marwick, data science fellow and member of the eScience Institute Steering Committee, has resulted in several high-profile publications and garnered lots of media attention. Learn more about his accomplishments and find an exclusive interview on our website.
In the news
Our partners at the Clean Energy Institute were featured on KNKX this week in their piece "UW developing curriculum to help grow jobs that use big data to harness clean energy".

Abraham Flaxman, senior data science fellow, was quoted in Vice's article "These states might drastically underreport opioid overdoses".

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was quoted in The Seattle Times article "Booming Seattle is adding cars just as fast as people".

The climate change research of affiliate Adrian Raftery continues to garner press, being featured in The Huffington Post, USA Today, Gizmodo and GeekWire.

Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry, two popular programs used to teach basic lab skills for research computing, will merge into one organization; learn more in this blog post.

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

Blog
Learn more about some of this year's DSSG fellows, their projects and gain insight into their exploration of the ethnography of data science on their blog
Guest lecture
Daniel Stouffer (University of Canterbury) will speak on “The complexity and simplicity of ecological networks” Thursday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Studio.
UW IT
Learn and share knowledge at the UW IT Tableau User Group, Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the UW Tower Building. Details on their calendar.
Mozilla
Sign up now to participate in the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, aimed at building a movement to fight misinformation online.
Conference
Attend the Social Good Summit in New York, NY, Sept. 17, to "focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place".
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