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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be at noon on Tuesday, May 23, in the WRF Data Science Studio. Vikas Rao Pejaver will be presenting.

The Community Seminar will also be on Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Gang Luo will speak on "Automating machine learning model building with big clinical data".

The Steering Committee Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 24, in the Studio from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Software Journal Club will meet on Thursday, May 25 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.
Mozilla Global Sprint
Join Mozilla's Global Sprint, a fun, fast-paced two-day collaborative event to hack and build projects for a healthy Internet. Hosted at the WRF Data Science Studio June 1 and 2. Pre-registration requested.
In the news
Find the slides from the PyCon2017 keynote speech "The unexpected effectiveness of Python in science" given by Jake VanderPlas, senior data science fellow, on Speaker Deck.

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was quote in The Seattle Times' article "Seattle has reversed a decades-long trend of rising car ownership — and millennials are the reason".

The work of Kate Starbird, eScience affiliate, was explored in the BBC News article "How a University of Washington researcher discovered an 'information war'". Starbird is also up for a best paper award at the 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media.

Tim Thomas, future eScience postdoctoral fellow and current graduate student in sociology, was interviewed on his work for KUOW's article "Black life is draining out of Seattle, census shows".

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

Software Carpentry
Register now to snag one of the remaining spots for our R session of Software Carpentry, happening half-days June 13 - 16.
Professorship awarded
Rajesh Rao, senior data science fellow and director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering has received the CJ and Elizabeth Hwang Endowed Professorship in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
GIS Symposium
Come celebrate the transformational role of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Technologies at the UW and beyond May 25.
Job opportunities
Check out data science job offerings at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
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