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Upcoming workshops and events
Oceanhackweek will be held on the Seattle campus Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24.

There will be an eScience Executive Committee Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.
Data Science for Social Good
Our 15 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows presented the results of their ten-week summer projects Aug. 16 on the Seattle campus. You can learn more about their transportation, education and disaster response projects on our website, and videos of the final presentations will be available online soon.
Staff summer party
eScience staff members and their families joined together this week to celebrate summer at Director Magda Balazinska's home. Food, fun and frivolity ensued!
In the news
Magdalena Balazinska, director of the Institute, affiliate Dan Suciu, and others, are co-authors of a "Best Paper Award Candidate" for their paper "Probabilistic database summarization for interactive data exploration" and have been invited to be published in the Very Large Databases (VLDB) 2017 Special Issue of the VLDB Journal. Balazinska, affiliate Alvin Cheung, and others have also a co-authored the paper "LightDB: a DBMS for virtual reality", which will be published next week in the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment.

Myeong Lee, 2016 Data Science for Social Good fellow, has had a grant proposal on analyzing 311 data using the Information Deserts framework accepted by the NSF.

A new version of graduate student Jacob Schreiber's Python package pomegranate has been released; find a list of enhancements here.

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

NeuroHackademy
What happens when over 60 neuroscientists converge to learn and problem-solve? Find out in a new piece on NeuroHackademy by Ariel Rokem, organizer and senior data scientist.
Social good blog
The final installations of the DSSG Summer Blog are up; find insight from fellows Sean Chen and Andrew Escay in issue six, and Hyeon Jeong Kim, Christopher Haberland and An Yan in issue seven. Topics include geospatial analysis, data cleaning, reproducibility, pangolin conservation, and summoning the courage to try new things.
Social science
Find teaching and learning materials from the 2018 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, including videos, slides, group exercises and more, on their website.
Youth support
Do you engage with children under the age of 18? Find resources, consultation, policies, and systems coordination from the new Office for Youth Programs Development and Support.
College of the Environment
The College of the Environment is seeking a Web Computing Specialist; find details on the UW employment website (requisition number 159106).
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