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Upcoming workshops and events
The UW Data Science Career Fair will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Husky Union Building Ballroom. Today is the final day to register.

The postdocs and graduate students lunch will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Floris van Breugel will present on "Estimating derivatives of noisy data with unknown dynamics."

This week's Community Seminar will be held in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118, on Tuesday. Oct. 23, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Emily Kalah Gade will present on "Which violent events count as terrorism in the news? Examining US mass shootings." Abstract here.

The Data Science Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the studio. The theme will be "Diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM Careers." Emily Knaphus-Soran and Daniela Huppenkothen will present. Details on our website.

Our Winter Incubator information session will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the studio. Please join if you are considering submitting a proposal for the program.


Oct. 22 - 28 is Open Access Week; find a list of activities hosted by the UW Libraries on our website.
Geoscience
Researchers Anthony Arendt, Scott Henderson, Rob Fatland, and Amanda Tan, in collaboration with others from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Anaconda, and Element84, have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from NASA to develop new approaches for using satellite observations of Earth. The team will work with the Pangeo Project to develop open source tools for cloud-based data analysis.
Research computing
Register now to attend 'Lightning Strikes: Successes in Research Computing!' This free event is open to all, and features 14 fascinating multi-disciplinary data science-related lightning talks. Happening in the HUB, room 332, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Space is limited; coffee provided.
In the news
Research scientist Spencer Wood was quoted in The Washington Post's article "Hiking a diverse trail: The great outdoors is finally drawing more people of color," his work is referenced in Outside's "Big brother-style tech is helping hikers avoid crowds," and he is quoted and referenced in Gizmodo's "Social media might not ruin nature, after all."

Founding Director Ed Lazowska is quoted in Inside Philanthropy's article "How did this public university off the beaten path score a huge gift for STEM?"

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

Waterhackweek
Applications are now being accepted to attend Waterhackweek, a five-day event held Mar. 25 - 29. Participants will learn about open source technologies used to analyze water-related data sets.
Hackweeks
The slides from data science fellow Daniela Huppenkothen's recent Moore/Sloan Data Science Summit presentation "Hackweeks as a model for data science education and collaboration" are on SpeakerDeck.
Data Science Seminar
Find recent Data Science Seminar speaker Zan Armstrong's talk on "Data visualization for analysis & discovery" on YouTube.
Geohackweek
Three Geohackweek participants offer their perspectives on the annual event on our website.
Women in Data Science
RSVP now to attend the Women in Data Science Seattle Technical Talks and Networking Session, Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the studio.
Job opportunity
We are hiring a student office assistant. Preference given to those with work study. Find application information here, job #ESCI01.
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