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Upcoming workshops and events
The Software Carpentry workshop will run Monday, Jan. 8 through Thursday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Preregistration was required for this event.

The postdocs and graduate students' lunch will be on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at noon in the Studio.

The Reproducibility and Open Science Working Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 9 in the Studio from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Find the agenda on the events page.

The Python in Geosciences group will meet also meet on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Studio.

This week's Community Seminar will be in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9Zachary Jones will speak on "Interpretable statistical learning methods".
Data Science for Social Good
Join Sarah Stone, co-executive director, for an informative session hosted by the UW Libraries, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Allen Library, Research Commons, Green A. Student applications for our innovative Data Science for Social Good program will accepted starting Monday, Jan. 8.
Blog
Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, looks at the ten best features that the GitHub developer team has introduced this year on his blog "Ask a Swiss", ranging from new security alert notifications to the introduction of GitHub Classroom and more.
In the news
Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in Xconomy's article "Six West Coast tech leaders share top developments of 2017".

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

Special seminar
Join eScience researchers Ariel RokemBryna Hazelton, and Tim Thomas for the seminar "Researching housing and homelessness dynamics using administrative data", co-sponsored by the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.
Employment
Be part of a (t)winning team! Apply now for our program specialist position (job #152177), reporting to Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone, co-executive directors.
Philosophy
Register for the Epistemology for the Real World: Navigating in an Archipelago of Alt-Epistemology and Alt-Truth Conference for presentations by data science fellow Jevin West and affiliate Kate Starbird.
Conference
Discover how Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, feels about barbecue in an amusing GIF, and find registration details for AnacondaCon on Twitter!
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