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Upcoming workshops and events
Register today by 5 p.m. to attend the Data Science Career Fair, happening in the HUB Ballroom from 12 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23.

The postdocs and graduate students' lunch will be on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at noon in the WRF Data Science Studio, and Emily Kalah Gade will present. 


Gade will also present at this week's Community Seminar, on "Insecurity and the US Senate", on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110.

Don't forget: the eScience Institute holds office hours every week, to help you with your data-related questions and needs. Find our full calendar, including providers, expertise offered, daily availability, and more, on our website.
Winter Incubator
Faculty members, staff, and students are invited to join us for an informational session on the 2018 Winter Incubator program, Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Studio. This innovative program is meant to enable new research discoveries by bringing together data scientists and domain scientists to work on focused, intensive, collaborative projects. If you already have a project in mind, you can apply now!
Geohackweek
Anthony Arendt, data scientist and Geohackweek organizer, provides an overview of this year's event, and you'll also find videos, tutorial content and ongoing project information.
In the news
Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in GeekWire's piece "'You can’t wash your hands of this.’ Watch a top University of Washington professor sound off on Facebook and Russia", which was also picked up by The Stranger.

Brittany Fiore-Gartland, director of data science ethnography, presented on data science ethics as part of a webinar for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Find the recording and slides on their website.

Mario Juric, senior data science fellow, has posted slides from his recent presentation at a recent Division for Planetary Sciences meeting titled "Solar system processing with LSST: a status update".

Emilio Zagheni, data science fellow, has new research out, which was highlighted in the UW press release "Using Facebook data as a real-time census" and also in Tech Crunch's article "Facebook’s ad targeting tools could be a valuable supplement to census data".

Jevin West, data science fellow, was quoted in Science Careers' article "Faculty careers can progress in many directions".

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

Data Science Seminar
Our next Data Science Seminar will feature Andrew Gelman (Columbia) for a talk on "The statistical crisis in science". Join him Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in PAA A102.
Blog
Vital Signs, one of our 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) partners, write about the lessons they learned collaborating with us on their blog.
Mini-hackathon
This week the Institute hosted a mini-hackathon exploring Altair; find a new version of the program online here, or watch a fun, short video compiled by a participant on YouTube.
GitHub
Learn how to create a simple pull request in GitHub in this YouTube video by Jake VanderPlas, director of open software.
Symposium
DSSG fellows showcased their projects at the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC) symposium; the event was held to identify potential research projects aligned with CUAC's mission to improve urban life.
Guest seminar
Mark Korver from Amazon Web Services (AWS) will share his "Share data, don't copy!" seminar Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Studio. This talk will have a geospatial focus with broad applicability to data-intensive research on the public cloud in any domain.
Webinar
Domino Data Lab and AWS have helped Moody’s Analytics significantly accelerate the pace of model building; register now to learn how a cloud-based data science platform is empowering solutions in finance in a Nov. 2 webinar.
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